Bhagavadgita - A Guide to Life

Bhagavadgita Chapter 18 Moksha Sannyas Yoga Verse 73

Arjuna Uvaacha: Nashto mohah smritirlabdhaa twatprasaadaanmayaachyuta; Sthito’smi gata sandehah karishye vachanam tava.

Arjuna said: Destroyed is my delusion as I have gained knowledge through Thy Grace, O Krishna! I am firm; my doubts are gone. I will act according to Thy word.


Arjuna is finally talking and starts to tell Lord Krishna his experience of listening to Gita with utmost attention. He starts off by saying that his delusion has been totally destroyed, listening to the knowledge of Gita and his mind is filled with complete knowledge. He attributes that knowledge to the grace of Lord Krishna. Arjuna also says that he is now firm in what he listened and all his previous doubts are gone. He also reassuringly tells Lord Krishna that he will act according to the word of the Lord. 

Extending Interpretation to Mankind’s Life!

Good knowledge is something which is very difficult to get and once you get that you will come out of all illusions. Here Arjuna can be compared to that student who has got the right kind of knowledge from his Guru and teacher Lord Krishna. When your guru clears all your doubts you will feel confident and firm, which is what Arjuna is feeling right now. The knowledge that Arjuna got is not just materialistic knowledge but also spiritual knowledge. If you take it to the present generation, look at the ways and means through which one can acquire knowledge. There are books, teachers, schools, internet and various other medium of instructions that are available to the students.

All these can give materialistic knowledge but who will give spiritual knowledge? Materialistic knowledge cannot be assimilated and applied till you get spiritual knowledge and spiritual knowledge is something that only a guru can give. No internet nor any other source can help. Times change, but the mode of acquiring spiritual knowledge still remains the same. You need to believe and you need to surrender to acquire that knowledge and only that can take you on the path of liberation. Arjuna has understood that and he confidently tells Lord Krishna that he will follow every bit of what is taught to him. 

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