Gita Madhurya -Ramsukhdas 124

Gita Madhurya -Swami Ramsukhdas

Chapter XV



Man (soul) being a fragment of God is transcendental but he is bound because of his identification with, attachment to and for the body (world) the evolute of the modes. He is not liberated from these modes so long as he does not know the Lord, Who has transcended the modes. Therefore the Lord introduces the fifteenth chapter in order to explain His glory and secret to enable a striver to cultivate unswerving devotion.

A man (soul) is a fragment of God[1]and so he has his affinity only for God. But by error he assumes his affinity for the body, senses, mind and intellect, etc., which are evolutes of Nature only by regarding them as 'I' or 'mine'. This is the main stumbling block to exclusive devotion. In order to remove this stumbling block the Lord in the first five verses of the fifteenth chapter, having described the universe as a Pipala tree, exhorts Arjuna to cut it down as under with the axe of dispassion.


References and Context

  1. (Gitã 15/7)