Gyaneshwari 513

Gyaneshwari -Sant Gyaneshwar


The field and the knower of the field

O King, now listen to the elocution of the Lord, which will make the whole world full of joy. This dialogue between Lord Krishna and Arjuna, which has been narrated by sage Vyasa with his unlimited talent in the Bhishmaparva of Mahabharata, I shall now render in beautiful ovi verse in the local language (115I-1155).

I shall now narrate the tale full of the serene sentiment, which will surpass even the erotic sentiment. I shall use such beautiful diction, that it will rebound to the credit of literature and even make nectar insipid in sweetness. My soft cooling phrases will even surpass the moon (who makes the moonstone ooze) and by their captivating eloquence, will muffle the Divine resonant sound. If persons with a demoniacal bent of mind were to hear them, they will be filled with sattvic sentiments and those with a Divine bent of mind will enter into samadhi. Dallying with speech, I shall fill the world with the import of Gita and make the whole world a pleasure-ground (1156-1160).