Most Secret Doctrine

This post deals with the most confidential knowledge as declared by Lord. The key requirement to get this knowledge is being free from “jealousy” (Asuya). This Ninth Chapter of Srimad Bhagavad Gita can’t be understood by those who have not conquered this evil quality.

Lord Declares:
श्री भगवानुवाच
इदं तु ते गुह्यतमं प्रवक्ष्याम्यनसूयवे।
ज्ञानं विज्ञानसहितं यज्ज्ञात्वा मोक्ष्यसेऽशुभात्।।9.1।।

9.1 इदम् this, तु indeed, ते to thee, गुह्यतमम् greatest secret, प्रवक्ष्यामि (I) shall declare, अनसूयवे to one who does not cavil, ज्ञानम् knowledge, विज्ञानसहितम् combined with experience, यत् which, ज्ञात्वा having known, मोक्ष्यसे thou shalt be free, अशुभात् from evil.

Lord has come forward in the beginning of seventh chapter exactly stating the same thing. He will declare jnanam along with vijnanam having known that there is nothing more left that is knowable.

But at the end of Seventh Chapter, Arjuna raised few questions. The fundamental question at that stage was “the indestructible brahma” and the “continuance of apparently destructible bhutas”. Having cleared the doubts in the Eighth chapter, Lord is bringing back the discussion to Jnana & Vijnana and giving most confidential and secret knowledge to Arjuna.

How this chapter becomes “secret”? It can only be understood by the one who has conquered an evil quality called “asUya” i.e., jealousy. In Swami Sivananda’s words:

“Knowledge can only dawn in a mind which is free from all forms of jealousy which causes great distraction of the mind and produces intense heart-burning. Matsarya (malicious envy), Irshya (jealous of others’ prosperity or happiness) and Asuya (envious or indignant over the merits of another) are all varieties of jealousy. If you superimpose evil qualities on a virtuous man who really does not possess these qualities and speak ill of him, this is jealousy (Asuya). To behold evil or to look at a person with the fault-finding evil eye, and to see evil in him who is free from any kind of fault and who is virtuous is Asyua.”

I have written a loose translation of this chapter in one of the old blog post. Follow this link for reading the same. (I suggest readers to take original samskrutam slokas for study)

Lord is EQUAL to ALL.
समोऽहं सर्वभूतेषु न मे द्वेष्योऽस्ति न प्रियः।
ये भजन्ति तु मां भक्त्या मयि ते तेषु चाप्यहम्।।9.29।।
9.29 समः the same, अहम् I, सर्वभूतेषु in all beings, न not, मे to Me, द्वेष्यः hateful, अस्ति is, न not, प्रियः dear, ये who, भजन्ति worship, तु but, माम् Me, भक्त्या with devotion, मयि in Me, ते they, तेषु in them, च and, अपि also, अहम् I.

So, even a greatest sinner, by completely surrendering to the LORD by giving up the evil nature and taking the divine nature will be quickly purified by this correct knowledge. He will be shown the correct path to the highest light.

Thus the most secret knowledge revealed for those who are free from jealousy and want to carefully follow the instruction of the LORD as per the Ninth Chapter of Srimad Bhagavad Gita.

om tat sat


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