SIMPLE ANSWER TO BHAGAVAD-GITA AS IT IS, CHAPTER 6.

The simple, correct and definitive answer as to why chapter 6 of Bhagavad-gita As It Is should be called “Sankhya-yoga” and not “Dhyana-yoga”, as fancifully imagined by some, is that

SRILA PRABHUPADA WANTS IT!

The duty of the true and sincere followers of Srila Prabhupada is to see that He gets it . “Obedience is the first law of discipline.” 661126CC.NY. He is our divine master and we are His obedient servants. That is  the relationship.

SB 9.8.24

Srila Yaamunaacaarya has recited this verse in his Stotra-ratna (43):

bhavantam evaanucaran nirantarah
prashaanta-nihshesha-manorathaantarah
kadaaham aikaantika-nitya-kinkarah
praharshayishyaami sanaatha-jivitam

“By serving You constantly, one is freed from all material desires and is completely pacified. When shall I engage as Your permanent eternal servant and always feel joyful to have such a fitting master?”

 

And we are confident that He will get it indeed. Srila Prabhupada has taken full shelter of Yogeshvarah, the master of all mysticism, Krishna. He is backed by the Most Powerful. Each and everyone of His wishes will come true in due course. All glories to Srila Prabhupada!

Most kids like to play with toy guns– I know I did– and  there is a delightful childhood story about Srila Prabhupada’s strong determination and resourcefulness:

“When I was a child my father gave me one air(red?) gun. And then I was not more than eight years. Then, after getting one, I said, “I must have another one.” “Eh?” Then father said, “Why another one? You have got already one.” So I said, “No, I have got two hands. I must have two guns.” Then my father, “No, you are naughty. I am not going…” Then I made so much agitation, he was obliged to give me two guns. [laughter] I was very pet child of my father, and very pet son-in-law also. And I am very pet guru also. [laughter] Hare Krishna. [aside:] Thank you.” 760414Morning Walk in Mumbai

 

 

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