The Bhagavadgita -S. Radhakrishnan
The Way of Knowledge
The Bheigavata says, "The omnipresent Lord appears in the world, not only for destroying the demoniac forces but also for teaching mortals. How else could the Lord who is blissful in Himself experience anxieties about Sita, etc. " He knows hunger and thirst, sorrow and suffering, solitude and forsakenness. He overcomes them all and asks us to take courage from His example. He not only teaches us the true doctrine by which we can die to our separate temporal selfless and come to union with Timeless Spirit but He offers Himself to be a channel of grace. By inviting souls to trust and love Him, He promises to lead them to the knowledge of the Absolute. The historical fact is the illustration of a process
References and Context
- martyavatarastv ha martyasiksanam raksovadhayaava na kevalam vibhoh kuto 'nyatha syad ramatah sva atmana sitakrtani vyasanani'.svarasya. V, 19, 5.
- Tevzjja Sutra. Cp. Romans : "For if we have grown into him by a death like his, we shall grow into him by a resurrection like his, knowing as we do that our old self has been crucified with hum in order to crush the sinful body." VI 6. Moffatt's E.T.