16.6 dvau bhūta-sargau loke ’smin (Original)

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Chapter 16

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dvau bhūta-sargau loke ’smin
daiva āsura eva ca
daivo vistaraśaḥ prokta
āsuraṁ pārtha me śṛṇu

‘Twofold is the creation of beings in this world, Divine and Non-divine. The Divine has been described (thee) at length; hear from Me, Pārtha! the Non-divine.’

This world, where works are performed (i.e., causes are created). Beings are those who give birth to works; of whom there are two kinds, the Divine and the Non-divine. Creation = the time of birth. The beings are made so to be born as either to follow the Commands of Bhagavān or rebel against them, as may be predetermined by merits or demerits (respectively) accumulated in the past.

Of these two kinds of creation, the Divine has been described at length, viz: those Divine Beings who strive to walk according to My will, and whose walking corresponds to the methods of Karma-Yoga,1 Jñāna-Yoga2 and Bhakti-Yoga,3 described at great length. Now, listen from Me the other kind of creation, the Non-divine, what they are born for, and how they behave.

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  1. Consult the Important Table at end of Lect: XVIII, showing at a glance the Analysis of all the modes of Salvation, made by Śrī Rāmānuja.
  2. Consult the Important Table at end of Lect: XVIII, showing at a glance the Analysis of all the modes of Salvation, made by Śrī Rāmānuja.
  3. Consult the Important Table at end of Lect: XVIII, showing at a glance the Analysis of all the modes of Salvation, made by Śrī Rāmānuja.

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