11.1 madhanugrahAya paramam

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Chapter 11

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SlOkam – Original

arjuna uvAcha
madhanugrahAya paramam guhyam adhyAthmasamjitham |
yath thvayOktham vachas thEna mOhO’yam vigathO mama ||

word-by-word meaning (based on puththUr krishNamAchArya swAmy’s thamizh translation)

arjuna uvAcha – arjuna said
madhanugrahAya – mercifully towards me
paramam guhyam – very secretive
adhyAthma samjitham vacha: – the instructions (in the first six chapters) which described everything about AthmA
yath thvayA uktham – whatever given by you
thEna – by those words
mama ayam mOha – my confusion relating to this AthmA related matters
vigatha: – has been completely eliminated.

Simple Translation (based on puththUr krishNamAchArya swAmy’s thamizh translation)

arjuna said “Whatever instructions mercifully given by you (in the first six chapters) which described everything about AthmA which are very secretive, my confusion relating to this AthmA related matters has been completely eliminated by those words.

Rendering based on ALkoNdavilli gOvindhAchArya swAmy’s English translation of gIthA bhAshyam

Arjuna spoke thus :—

‘Rid I am of my infatuation, by the speech You
have, for my grace, made, concerning Adhyātma, the Supreme Mystery.’

I have hitherto been labouring under the misapprehension of loving my body as if that were the ātma. But Your speech constituting the Supreme Mystery, concerning ātma, has removed this misapprehension with regard to ātma; in other words, my misconception has been far dispelled. The Adhyātma or knowledge regarding ātma is that which is embodied in the Gītā, beginning with:

‘Never at all was that I was not’ (II-12) and ending with:

‘Therefore you become yogī, O Arjuna!’ (VI-46).1 Likewise also:

>> Chapter 11 verse 2

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  1. Constituting the first Division of Six Lectures, called ‘Psychocrasy’.

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