Srimad Bhagavadgita Sadhaka Sanjivani -Swami Ramsukhdas
Appendix:—The Lord describes the distinction between 'Ksetra' and 'Ksetrajna' now by the names 'Prakrti' and 'Purusa'. The description of 'Ksetra' and 'Ksetrajna' is from the individual point of view while that of 'Prakrti' and 'Purusa' is from the
collective point of view.
There are two divisions—one is of 'Prakrti while the other is of 'Purusa'. The body and the world are included in the Prakrti division while the Self and God are included in the Purusa division. As 'Prakrti' and 'Purusa' are beginningless, so is the knowledge of the distinction between the two viz., discrimination beginningless. Therefore from the discrimination point of view, these two divisions are totally unrelated with each other. Prakrti is unreal, inert and embodiment of sufferings while Purusa is truth, consciousness and embodiment of bliss. Prakrti is perishable, mutable and active while Purusa is imperishable, immutable and actionless. With Prakrti there is ever disunion while with Purusa there is ever union. At the beginning of the Gita the Lord has described this division between the body and its possessor by the terms - 'Sarirasanri', 'deha-dehi', the real and the unreal etc. Therefore it is very essential for every striver to understand this division and it quickly leads to Self-realization. The reason is that identification of the Self with the body is bondage and the realization that the two are totally different from each other, is salvation.
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