The all pervading Lord a mass of splendour

6 (Pupil) ‘Not in the self have I attained it. Now in other things will I seek that place of the good, by detachment.’ (Teacher) ‘Devote yourself to your welfare, not to your harm. (It is) great, a mass of splendour, all- pervading, the Lord.’ in the self The form ‘atmart is a (Vedic) locative. ‘In the self’ means that the interior self within is the supreme Self, and everything is to be practised as here. If it were practised as elsewhere than the body, it would be conceived as not the self. Therefore it is in one’s self, in this aggregate of body and senses and mind, having shaken off attachment to outer things, that one should practise realization of that which lies in the cave, the reality of Self. Does the sage mean that realization of it is not to be practised in other things? At the beginning, …

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How Arjuna Addresses Krishna in the Bhagavad Gita

How Arjuna Addresses Kṛṣṇa in the Gītā In XI.41 Arjuna begs forgiveness for (among other things) having used familiar language in addressing the Lord: ‘Kṛṣṇa’ ‘Yādava’ (descendent of the Yadu tribe, equivalent to ‘Scotty’, etc.) This, and the change after seeing the Universal Form, are illustrated by the terms in the Gītā itself. I.21 Acyuta = firm one (also lit. not leaking away, not falling, etc.) 22 Kṛṣṇa (lit. black) 31 Keśava (lit. hairy) 32 Govinda – cow-herd Kṛṣṇa 35 Madhu-sūdana – slayer of demon Madhu 36 Janārdana – jana (men) ardana (distributer); excitant, stimulator, nuisance, gadfly 37 Mādhava: related to spring, vernal; descendant of Madhu 39 Janārdana 41 Kṛṣṇa Vārṣṇiya – Vṛṣṇi clansman II.4 Madhu-sūdana 34 Keśava III.1 Janārdana 31 Vāṛṣṇiya V.1 Kṛṣṇa VI.33 Madhu-sūdana 34 Kṛṣṇa 37 Kṛṣṇa 39 Kṛṣṇa VIII.1 ‘Best of men’, Puruṣottama (no Śankara comment: not supreme Spirit here) X.13 Supreme Brahman, supreme Light, supreme …

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