Gita Madhurya -Ramsukhdas 38

Gita Madhurya -Swami Ramsukhdas

Chapter IV


You have advised me to slay desire by following the Yoga of Action. What is the succession of that Yoga of Action?

Sri Bhagavan said--I, first of all, taught this immortal Yoga to Vivasvan (Sun). Vivasvãn conveyed it to his son Manu and Manu imparted it to his son, Iksvaku. Thus handed down from father to son this Yoga was known to the royal sages. But by great efflux of time, however, it has more or less disappeared. I have told it to you. because you are My devotee and friend: and this secret is supreme indeed.(1 3)

Arjuna said—But O Lord! You are of recent origin, while the birth of Vivasvan dates back to remote antiquity. How then, am I to understand that You taught it to Vivasvan at the beginning of creation?

Sri Bhagavan said—O I Parantapa (the scorcher of foes) (Arjuna), this incident has not happened in this birth (incarnation) of Mine. You and I have passed through many births. I know all the incidents and activities of those births (incarnations) while you don't know them.(4-5)

Are you not born as I am born?

No brother, though unborn and immortal and also the lord of all beings, I manifest Myself by My own Maya (divine potency), subjugating My Prakrti (Nature).(6)


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