15.20 iti guhya-tamaṁ śāstram (Original)

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Chapter 15

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iti guhya-tamaṁ śāstram
idam uktaṁ mayānagha
etad buddhvā buddhimān syāt
kṛta-kṛtyaś ca bhārata

‘Thus is this most Occult Science unfolded by Me, O Sinless! Knowing it Bhārata! one shall become wise and shall have accomplished all his work.’

Considering thee sinless i.e., worthy, this Secret of all secret Sciences, viz., the revelation to thee of the Purushottama-aspect of Myself has been divulged.

He who knows this shall become wise:, i.e., he shall have acquired every wisdom which one who aspires to reach Me ought to possess.

He shall have accomplished, all his work: i.e., He shall have performed every act of duty which one of his stamp[1. Editor’s note: i.e., kind] is expected to perform.

This Stanza informs us that the Purushottama-knowledge —declared in this Lecture— a knowledge learnt from Śāstra, is alone sufficient to accomplish what is stated in this Stanza (viz., becoming wise etc); and no direct knowledge (or actual witnessing etc., of Purushottama) is demanded (as a sine qua none for growth of spiritual wisdom, and all that may follow thereon).


Thus closes Discourse Fifteen,

Named, the Purāṇa-traya-Purushottama-Yoga,


The Way to the Primal Spirit Supreme

With Śri Rāmānuja’s Commentary thereon,

In the colloquy between Śri Kṛishṇa and Arjuna,

In the Science of Yoga,

In the Theosophy (Divine knowledge) of the Upanishads,

Or the Chants of Śrī Bhagavān,

The Bhagavad Gītā[1. This Lecture contains an explicit explanation of the Three inevitable Postulates, viz., achit (matter), chit (soul) and Īśvara (God) to render a complete solution of the mystery of Life and Universe. This is the fundamental Thesis of Rāmānujā’s Visishtadvaitic Monism.].

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