Srimad Bhagavadgita Sadhaka Sanjivani -Swami Ramsukhdas
- On the basis of what Lord Krsna has answered to Arjunas curiosity, his other curiosities can be guessed. They are as follows (a) Sannyasasya mahabzho tattvamicchami veditum: (1) What is Sannydsa? Freedom from egoistic notion (notion of does-ship), and untaintedness of reason (18/17). (2) What are the characteristics (marks), of a Sannyasi? He should be free from attachment, non-egoistic, full of resolution and zeal, and unaffected by success or failure (18/26). (3) What (spiritual) discipline, should a Sannyast follow? He should be endowed with a pure intellect he should resort to dispassion, dwell in solitude, restrain senses, body, speech and mind and so on (18/51—54 (6) How should he conduct himself? He should perform action, without a sense of doership, and being free from attachment, and aversion (18/23). (5) How does he are beings? He 'sees, the one imperishable Being (God) in all beings, undivided in the divided (18/20). (6) What is its fruit? To enter into the Supreme (18/55). (b) Tysgasya ca hcsikega prthakketintt/dana (i) What is relinquishment? Performance of duty by relinquishing attachment to actions and their fruit (18/6). (ii) What should a relinquisher relinquish i.e., his characteristic? He should relinquish, the fruit of action (18/11). (iii) How should he perform his duty or what discipline should he follow? He should perform his duty, by renouncing attachment and fruit (18/9). (iv) How should he conduct himself? Neither aversion to disagreeable action, nor attachment for agreeable action (18/10 first halt). (v) How should he perform his duty? He should perform it merely, because it should be performed (18/9). (vi) What is its fruit? To get established in God (18/10 2nd half).
- Having known the unreal as unreal a man cannot attain the real, so tong as he does not fix 'Realization of the real' as the topmost aim of his life.