Bhagavad Gita

Shrimad Bhagavad Gita: Sankhya Yogam: Chapter 2: Verse 29

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Knowing About Soul/Divine Essence is a Matter of Great Fortune & Only Few Can Realize it

आश्चर्यवत्पश्यति कश्चिदेन
माश्चर्यवद्वदति तथैव चान्य: |
आश्चर्यवच्चैनमन्य: शृ्णोति
श्रुत्वाप्येनं वेद न चैव कश्चित् || 2.29||

āśhcharya-vat paśhyati kaśhchid enan
āśhcharya-vad vadati tathaiva chānyaḥ
āśhcharya-vach chainam anyaḥ śhṛiṇoti
śhrutvāpyenaṁ veda na chaiva kaśhchit|| 2.29||

Shloka Translation
BG – Ch. 2- Ver. 29:

Some people view the soul as amazing, describe it as amazing, and hear it as amazing, while others, even after hearing it, cannot understand it.


Shri Krishna was about, to sum up, his discussion on eternal nature. As a result, he wished to remind Arjuna of it while also developing in him a sense of deep curiosity and interest. Shri Krishna did both of these things in this Shloka.

There are four sorts of spiritual searchers described here. For instance, some have learned about the everlasting essence via the Gita or other sources. The majority of people will usually hear about it and then forget about it. However, some people will become interested in it and want to learn more – this is the second group. Some of the seekers will try to get an intellectual grasp of it, and once they have, they will be so fascinated by it that they will continue to tell others about it this is the third group.

The most dedicated and advanced seekers, on the other hand, will eventually feel the everlasting essence directly, and this perception will occur without the use of any sense organs. There would be no words to express what would happen if this happened. The best way to describe it is when we witness something so beautiful that it leaves us speechless.

A self-realized master is quite rare. Even rarer is the chance to hear teachings on the science of self-realization from such a teacher. Students who can comprehend this subject are the rarest if such a chance presents by tremendous good fortune. As a result, even when the majority of people are either uninterested in or incapable of understanding the science of the soul, an enlightened teacher is never disheartened.

Verse & What we can learn

To Get a Guru or Master who is self-realized is a matter of great fortune, and to find a student or Sishya who is interested in the subject is difficult. Knowing this fact great masters are never disheartened, they just perform their duty of enlightening, guiding and showing people the right path. What they make out of it depends on student’s good fortune.

In the next verse, Lord Shri Krishna tells Arjuna again the nature of soul/divine essence.

Let’s learn to live with “The Gita” via Meditation Affinity…

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