4.3 sa evāyaṁ mayā te ’dya (Original)

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Chapter 4

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sa evāyaṁ mayā te ’dya
yogaḥ proktaḥ purātanaḥ
bhakto ’si me sakhā ceti
rahasyaṁ hy etad uttamam

‘This self-same ancient Yoga is what is now propounded by Me to thee, —mysterious and best—, as thou art My devotee, My friend.’

Thou shouldst not suppose: ‘The Yoga, Thou hast expounded, is but a persuasive speech intended to induce me to fight’; for I expounded it Myself to Vivasvān (the Sun), is the Method by which to obtain moksha —the sublime ambition of man—, a Measure designed for the salvation of the whole Universe. Vivasvān to Manu, Manu to Ikshvāku, and so on successively transmitted, the Royal Saints came to learn it. But with (long lapse of) time, and owing to the dull understanding of men, the Yoga well nigh became forgotten. That very same Yoga, pure, entire and in all detail, is what is revealed to thee by Me, now; because thou bearest Me friendship, and hast, in all loving devotion, sought Me as thy sole Asylum. No one, save Myself, is able to understand or to preach (to others) this Yoga inasmuch as it is the Sublime Wisdom, the Mystery of the Vedāntas[1. Lit: The Ends of the Vedas teaching spiritual knowledge.].

In the course of this dialogue, Arjuna, with the object of accurately knowing the nature of Divine Incarnations, asks:—

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