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केशवार्जुनयो: पुण्यं हृष्यामि च मुहुर्मुहु: || 76||
rājan sansmṛitya sansmṛitya saṁvādam imam adbhutam
keśhavārjunayoḥ puṇyaṁ hṛiṣhyāmi cha muhur muhuḥ
rājan—King; sansmṛitya saṁsmṛitya—repeatedly recalling; saṁvādam—dialogue; imam—this; adbhutam—astonishing; keśhava-arjunayoḥ—between Lord Shree Krishna and Arjun; puṇyam—pious; hṛiṣhyāmi—I rejoice; cha—and; muhuḥ muhuḥ—repeatedly
O King! as I recall again and again this wonderful and holy dialogue between Krishna and Arjuna, I rejoice again and again.
Sanjaya says that he recalled to mind the Gita-message again and again. It means that the devotee should not be satisfied with a mere reading of the text, but must think of it, again and again, many times in order to understand its true meaning and significance. This is called “Manana” in the Sastras. Hearing is the first stage. Thinking of what is heard repeatedly is the second stage. And the third stage is being established in the idea firmly. It is only then that the seeker gets the full reward for his study. The reward is true joy-(ananda), which every man is seeking here and there in the objective world, but which he can attain only by true knowledge and devotion to God.
Punyam: The Gita is a scripture. It destroys all evil that envelops the human mind.
Muhurmuhuh: Sanjaya rejoices again and again. At the moment of Self-realisation or at the moment of union with the Supreme, man experiences a state of ecstasy. Arjuna started at first as a frail mortal with his mind clouded by sorrow. At the end, the same Arjuna becomes a very different man. He attains Self-knowledge and plunges into righteous action without fear and sorrow. So also Sanjaya thinks of the Gita-message again and again with indescribable joy.
The Gita-Sastra is the cure, the only cure, which destroys all ignorance inherent in man, and sorrow resulting from ignorance.
Question: How is the Gita described here?
Answer: It is holy and wonderful.
Question: What should the seeker do after hearing it?
Answer: He should think of it again and again and establish himself in the knowledge revealed.
Question: What is the fruit of such meditation on the Gita?
Answer: The devotee is filled with joy and experiences the bliss of Atma Jnana.
Bhagavad Gita: Chapter 18 🔻 (78 Verses)