Bhagavad Gita: Understanding One Shloka at a time. (Chp. 3, Verse 3) — HBR Patel

Trying to understand Bhagavad Gita, one Shloka at a time…

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श्रीभगवानुवाच |
लोकेऽस्मिन्द्विविधा निष्ठा पुरा प्रोक्ता मयानघ |
ज्ञानयोगेन साङ्ख्यानां कर्मयोगेन योगिनाम् || 3||

The Blessed Lord(Bhagwan) said: O Anagha (Sinless One), In this world, since time immemorial, I have created two paths leading to enlightenment: the path of knowledge, for those inclined toward contemplation, and the path of work for those inclined toward action.

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Bhagwan Shri Krishna addresses Arjuna as the Sinless One. Bhagwan explains to Arjuna about the two-fold path to attain a single goal. There are two paths leading to the same destination of the ultimate truth and those two paths were mentioned by the Bhagwan in the shloka 39 of chapter 2 Sankhyoga.

One path is of the Jnana Yoga or the Path of Knowledge for the contemplative ones and the other path is that of Karma Yoga or the Path of Action for those with many desires and find it hard to concentrate on the spiritual path via contemplation.

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HBR Patel

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