अर्जुन उवाच |
मदनुग्रहाय परमं गुह्यमध्यात्मसञ्ज्ञितम् |
यत्त्वयोक्तं वचस्तेन मोहोऽयं विगतो मम || 1||
mad-anugrahāya paramaṁ guhyam adhyātma-sanjñitam
yat tvayoktaṁ vachas tena moho ’yaṁ vigato mama
arjunaḥ uvācha—Arjun said; mat-anugrahāya—out of compassion to me; paramam—supreme; guhyam—confidential; adhyātma-sanjñitam—about spiritual knowledge; yat—which; tvayā—by you; uktam—spoken; vachaḥ—words; tena—by that; mohaḥ—illusion; ayam—this; vigataḥ—is dispelled; mama—my
Arjuna said: Out of compassion for me You have spoken words of ultimate profundity concerning the Self, and they have dispelled my delusion.
Arjuna says that his delusion is gone by hearing the divine exposition of the Highest, by the Lord Himself. Arjuna was thinking, “These are my relations; how can I kill them?” This kind of body identification is gone. The Gita-teaching continues. But the fundamental Truth of the immortality of the Self has already been declared. And the all-pervading universality of the Lord has also been declared in definite terms. Arjuna is lifted out of the mire of delusion and despondency.
He speaks of the Lord’s teaching as ‘Paramam‘ the highest and the best, and as ‘Guhyam‘ the greatest secret, knowing which all delusion ceases.
The speaker is Lord Krishna and the hearer is Arjuna. What wonder that the Lord’s medicine works on his deluded patient and cures him even before the course of treatment is completed! The effect of the Lord’s teaching is immediately felt by the disciple. Most of the people are in the same position as Arjuna, deluded and beset with doubts. If they adopt the same attitude as Arjuna-“Sishyaste ham sādhi mām tvām prapannam“-there is absolutely no doubt that the Lord works on them with the same affection and compassion as he did in the case of Arjuna. What is needed is faith in the Lord. Arjuna had that faith, and so he declared that the teaching was given to him (madanugrahāya) by the compassion of the Guru towards his disciple. Those who have faith hope to have the same revelation as Arjuna had by the grace of the Lord. Krishna Paramatma is Jagadguru, and the Gita is the teaching for all mankind. Whoever believes himself to be a true disciple receives the teaching directly from Krishna Himself. Therefore let all people win the Lord’s grace by total and un-conditional self-surrender to Him.
Question: What is Adhyatma Vidya?
Answer: It is the highest and the great secret.
Question: What is its power?
Answer: It removes delusion and ignorance and saves man from Samsara.
Question: Why did Lord Krishna teach it to Arjuna?
Answer: Arjuna surrendered to the Lord with faith and devotion.
Question: What was the effect?
Answer: His delusion was gone.
Bhagavad Gita: Chapter 11 🔻 (55 Verses)