13.11 adhyātma-jñāna-nityatvaṁ (Original)

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Chapter 13

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etaj jñānam iti proktam
ajñānaṁ yad ato ’nyathā

‘Fixture in soul-knowledge, and meditation on knowledge regarding (spiritual)truths. This is declared to be knowledge; what is contrary thereto is ignorance.’

Adhyātma-jñāna=soul-knowledge=knowledge of soul. Fixture (=nityatva=nishṭhatva) is to be permanently established therein.

Tatva-jñānārtha-chintanam=meditation or musing on such thoughts as would subserve the purpose of gaining an insight into the truths of Eternal Principles (=tatvas).

Jñānam=knowledge=That, or the means, by which one can achieve soul-wisdom. The aggregate of virtues, viz: Reverence etc., aforesaid, tend to produce soul-knowledge to the kshetra-conjoined soul (=embodied soul). And whatever are the other qualities, opposed thereto, that the kshetra is capable of evolving, are obstructive to soul-knowledge, and hence all that is ignorance.

Hereafter, the nature of kshetrajña will be inquired into, alluded to in: ‘He who knows this’ (: XIII).

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