Bhagavadgita - A Guide to Life

Bhagavadgita Chapter 18 Moksha Sannyas Yoga Verse 72

Kacchid etacchrutam paartha twayaikaagrena chetasaa; Kacchid ajnaanasammohah pranashtaste dhananjaya.

Has this been heard, O Arjuna, with one-pointed mind? Has the delusion of thy ignorance been fully destroyed, O Dhananjaya?


This is the last Shloka where Lord Krishna is speaking to Arjuna on the Gita. He has told everything that He had to tell it to Arjuna. And at the end of it all He asks Arjuna just two questions. The first question that He asks Arjuna is whether Arjuna has heard everything that Lord had told with a one-pointed mind? One pointed mind here indicates a mind with complete concentration. The second question that Lord asks Arjuna is after listening to all this, has his wavering mind and ignorance is fully destroyed or not. Arjuna gets ready to answer.

Extending Interpretation to Mankind’s Life!

The entire narration of Gita which ran close to 600 shlokas has finally come to an end and Lord is speaking for the final time here. The way Lord Krishna asks these questions to Arjuna, is similar to the way a teacher asks questions to his students. The questions that are asked here are very different from the normal teachers who asks questions to their students on what they taught. Here if you observe Lord Krishna, He is asks questions to Arjuna on whether he has heard everything with concentration or not. Then He also asks him whether what He told has removed the ignorance of Arjuna or not. 

The objective of any knowledge is to give clarity to the seeker. A teacher has to give clarity to the seeker and that removes the delusion in the student. Delusion which means wavering mind or confusion primarily comes because of lack of clarity. Not only that knowledge also removes ignorance and leads to enlightenment. The more and more you know about something, the more you would be enlightened. The amount of knowledge that Arjuna has received is enormous and when Lord asked him these two questions we need to see how Arjuna responds. 

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