Srimad Bhagavadgita-Rahasya OR Karma-Yoga-Sastra -Bal Gangadhar Tilak
When hundreds of energetic noble souls and active persons were busy with the benefit of all created things, because they looked upon that as their duty, as a result of their having Realised this eternal religion, this country was blessed with the favour of the Paramesvara, and reached the height not only of Knowledge 'but also of prosperity ; and it need not be said in so many words, that when this ancient religion, which is beneficial in this life and in the nest, lost following in our country, it (our country) reached its present fallen state. I, therefore, now pray to the Paramesvara, at the end of this book, that there should come to birth again in this our country such noble and pure men as will worship the Paramesvara according to this equable and brilliant religion of the Gita, which harmonises Devotion, Spiritual Knowledge, and Energism ; and I end this Exposition of the Mystic Import (rahasya) of the Gita by addressing to my readers the following hymn, with a prayer that if there is any omission or excess in this hook, they should rectify such mistakes with an Equable vision : —
samani va akutih samana hrdayani vah I
References And Context
- This hymn has come at the end of the Rg-Yeda Samhita. This is a speech addressed to people assembled in a sacrificial pandal. It means : "May your opinions be uniform ; may your hearts be uniform, may you all be of the same mind ; thereby you will acquire the strength of unity", 'asati' is the Vedic form of 'asti' (i. e., 'may it be' — Trans.). The words "yatha vah susahasati" have been expressed twice, in order to show that the book has come to an end.