Gita 15.10 explained

Link to purport by A C Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada

Transcript of Bhakti-Shastri class on this verse by Chaitanya Charan

Bg 15.10

utkrāmantaṁ sthitaṁ vāpi
bhuñjānaṁ vā guṇānvitam
vimūḍhā nānupaśyanti
paśyanti jñāna-cakṣuṣaḥ


utkrāmantam — quitting the body; sthitam — situated in the body;  api — either; bhuñjānam — enjoying;  — or; guṇaanvitam — under the spell of the modes of material nature; vimūḍhāḥ — foolish persons; na — never; anupaśyanti — can see; paśyanti — can see; jñānacakṣuṣaḥ — those who have the eyes of knowledge.


The foolish cannot understand how a living entity can quit his body, nor can they understand what sort of body he enjoys under the spell of the modes of nature. But one whose eyes are trained in knowledge can see all this


utkrāmantaṁ, giving up the body

sthitaṁ vāpi, situated in the body

bhuñjānaṁ vā guṇānvitam, bhuñjānaṁ means enjoying, guṇānvitam under the spell of the modes

vimūḍhā nānupaśyanti, the foolish soul cannot see

paśyanti jñāna-cakṣuṣaḥ, one who has the eyes of knowledge can see

So Krishna is using jñāna-cakṣuṣaḥ for the second times in BG now first He used in 13.35

So with jñāna-cakṣuṣaḥ one should see that the soul is entangled in material existence and the soul is suffering, without the eyes of knowledge one thinks that I am enjoying, a drunker is thinking I am drinking, but a sober person sees that this drunker is shackled by addiction and that addiction is making the drunker run from pillar to post. So like that soul is subordinated under the modes, controlled by the modes, impelled by the modes, a soul is under the spell of modes moving from here and there but vimūḍhā nānupaśyanti, but the foolish person does not perceive this, a foolish person thinks I am enjoying this I am doing this, but that Karta Aham He Manya Te is Mudha, So what Krishna has told in 3.27 same word Mudha. So one is coming in the body and trying to enjoy but all this is happening under the influence of the mode.

Purport: As a result, he is suffering different kinds of happiness and distress, under the illusion of sense enjoyment.

So how someone is suffering in happiness? So happiness is part of the package overall there is suffering but in that package sometimes little bit happiness also comes, and that happiness traps us, but overall what we get is suffering.

End of transcription.

Author: Vallabhi

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