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Chapter 16 – dhaivAsura sampath vibhAga yOga or The Book of the Godly and Ungodly Natures

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SrI:  SrImathE SatakOpAya nama:  SrImathE rAmAnujAya nama:  SrImath varavaramunayE nama:

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ramanujar-4-formsbhagavath rAmAnuja at AzhwArthirunagari, SrIperumbUthUr, SrIrangam and thirunArAyaNapuram

 

AUM

ŚRI BHAGAVAD-GĪTĀ

WITH

SRI RĀMĀNUJA’S VIŚISHTĀDVAITA COMMENTARY

THE SIXTEENTH LECTURE

NAMED,

DAIV-ĀSURA-SAMPAD-VIBHĀGA-YOGA

OR

THE BOOK OF THE GODLY AND UNGODLY NATURES.

PROEM

IN the preceding three Lectures (XIIIXIVXV), the topics dealt with were:

  1. The essential natures of matter and spirit (or soul) when separate, and when in conjunction;
  2. That conjunction was the result of attachment to matter’s qualities (guṇas), and that separation; was the result of non-attachment thereto;
  3. That matter and spirit, —in whatever condition they be,— both constitute Bhagavān’s Glorious kosmos;
  4. That Bhagavān, the Container (or Owner of such Glory, is distinct from the contained (or what is owned) viz: that which is comprised of the matter-stuff (achit) and the spirit-stuff (chit) of the twofold division, —the bound and the freed (souls),— inasmuch as He is possessed of such attributes and powers as (1) Infinity, (2) Pervasion, (3) Sustenance, and (4) Lordship, Paramount.

In order now to strengthen conviction in all that has been said, adherence or submission to Śāstra’s authority is inculcated. This is done by instituting a comparison between the Divine (Daiva)1 and Non-divine (Āsura)2 natures, found in creation who respectively profess and disown allegiance to Śāstra.3

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  1. Vide Bṛi: Up: III-3
  2. Vide Bṛi: Up: III-3
  3. Śāstra means laws, learning, and therefore spiritual laws or science embodied in the Vedas or Śṛutis, etc.

Chapter 16 – Daivasura Sampad Vibhaga Yoga or The Book of the Godly and Ungodly Natures (Original)

Published by:

SrI:  SrImathE SatakOpAya nama:  SrImathE rAmAnujAya nama:  SrImath varavaramunayE nama:

Simple

<< Chapter 15

pramanam-sastram

ramanujar-4-formsbhagavath rAmAnuja at AzhwArthirunagari, SrIperumbUthUr, SrIrangam and thirunArAyaNapuram

 

AUM

ŚRI BHAGAVAD-GĪTĀ

WITH

SRI RĀMĀNUJA’S VIŚISHTĀDVAITA COMMENTARY

THE SIXTEENTH LECTURE

NAMED,

DAIV-ĀSURA-SAMPAD-VIBHĀGA-YOGA

OR

THE BOOK OF THE GODLY AND UNGODLY NATURES.

PROEM

IN the preceding three Lectures (XIIIXIVXV), the topics dealt with were:

  1. The essential natures of matter and spirit (or soul) when separate, and when in conjunction;
  2. That conjunction was the result of attachment to matter’s qualities (guṇas), and that separation; was the result of non-attachment thereto;
  3. That matter and spirit, —in whatever condition they be,— both constitute Bhagavān’s Glorious kosmos;
  4. That Bhagavān, the Container (or Owner of such Glory, is distinct from the contained (or what is owned) viz: that which is comprised of the matter-stuff (achit) and the spirit-stuff (chit) of the twofold division, —the bound and the freed (souls),— inasmuch as He is possessed of such attributes and powers as (1) Infinity, (2) Pervasion, (3) Sustenance, and (4) Lordship, Paramount.

In order now to strengthen conviction in all that has been said, adherence or submission to Śāstra’s authority is inculcated. This is done by instituting a comparison between the Divine (Daiva)1 and Non-divine (Āsura)2 natures, found in creation who respectively profess and disown allegiance to Śāstra.3

>> Chapter 17

archived in http://githa.koyil.org

pramEyam (goal) – http://koyil.org
pramANam (scriptures) – http://granthams.koyil.org
pramAthA (preceptors) – http://acharyas.koyil.org
SrIvaishNava education/kids portal – http://pillai.koyil.org

  1. Vide Bṛi: Up: III-3
  2. Vide Bṛi: Up: III-3
  3. Śāstra means laws, learning, and therefore spiritual laws or science embodied in the Vedas or Śṛutis, etc.