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God, As The Supreme Soul In The Heart Of All Living Beings, Is The Knower Of The Fields Of All Souls God Has Perfect And Complete Understanding Of Each Kshetra
क्षेत्रज्ञं चापि मां विद्धि सर्वक्षेत्रेषु भारत |
क्षेत्रक्षेत्रज्ञयोर्ज्ञानं यत्तज्ज्ञानं मतं मम || 13.3||
kṣhetra-jñaṁ chāpi māṁ viddhi sarva-kṣhetreṣhu bhārata
kṣhetra-kṣhetrajñayor jñānaṁ yat taj jñānaṁ mataṁ mama|| 13.3||
BG – Ch. 13- Ver. 3:
And what is that area, what is its nature, what are its changes, and where did it come from; and who is he and what are his powers, listen to me briefly.
The soul is only aware of its own body’s particular field. The soul’s knowledge of its sphere is imperfect even in this constrained setting. God, as the Supreme Soul in the heart of all living beings, is the knower of the fields of all souls. Furthermore, God has perfect and complete understanding of each khetra. Shree Krishna establishes the position of the three entities—the material body, the soul, and the Supreme Soul—by describing these distinctions.
He presents His definition of knowledge in the second portion of the preceding passage. True knowledge is the comprehension of one’s own self, the Supreme Lord, the body, and the division between them, erudite, but if they don’t understand the difference between their body, soul, and God, they are truly ignorant, according to Shree Krishna’s description.
Verse & what we can learn
Shri Krishna stated that a seeker must know only one type of knowledge: that there are various bodies or conditionings known as fields, and that there is only one field knower who is bound by these bodies owing to ignorance or avidyaa. Because there is so much more to say about this subject, Shri Krishna makes a list of all he needs to cover.
In terms of the kshetra, or field, we need to understand what it is, what its qualities are, how it changes, and where it comes from. In terms of the field’s knower, the kshetragnya, we must also grasp what it is, what its powers are, and what its effects are. This is the chapter’s theoretical component. All of this will be given in a few shlokas, or “in brief” from Shri Krishna’s perspective, but we will go over everything thoroughly.
To acquire knowledge and to implement that knowledge in life one needs to be mentally and physically active and healthy and for that daily meditation is a great tool.
There are various types of meditation like Buddhist meditation, heartfulness meditation, mindfulness meditation, meditation for stress, and each meditation benefits are countless. There is also numerous meditation techniques for beginners which help in practicing daily meditation so go ahead and start your journey towards a peaceful and balanced life.
In the next shloka Shri Krishna clarifies all Arjuna’s doubt’s and querries.
Let’s learn to live with “The Gita” via Meditation Affinity…