By Mahadeva Sastri Alladi

The textual content of the Gita as mentioned via Sankara has come down the centuries as the genuine textual content and this remark of his has proved to be of seminal worth ever when you consider that. Its translation into English through Sri Alladi Mahadeva Sastri has stood the attempt of time in view that its first e-book in 1897, the one English translation of Sankara 's Gita Bhashya to be had for eighty years. The overdue Pandit Mahadeva Sastri used to be Director, Oriental part Adyar Library, Curator, govt Oriental Library, Mysore and Fellow of the Theosophical Society. He has additionally translated Sankara's remark on Taittiriya Upanishad and Amritabindu, Dakshinamurti Stotra~ Pranava Vartika and Dakshinamurti
Upanishad in addition to modifying four out of five volumes of Minor Upanishads for the Adyar Library.

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L q)q ~ ~Er: q"J~ ti 'qta~fu ~Pe- ~ll U ~ ~ II 21. Whoso knows Him as indestructible, eternal, unborn and inexhaustible,-How, 0 son of Pritha,, and whom does such a man cause to slay, and whom does he slay ? * The reason t for the denial of slaying applying to all actions alike, what the Lord means to teach in this section appears to be the denial of all action whatsoever in the case of the enlightened; the denial, however, of the specific act of slaying being only meant as an example. ,, (Answer) :-The immutability of the Self bas already been given as the reason for the absence of all actions.

Therefore, the Gita-Sastra teaches that he acquired a knowledge of the Self should resort to tion only, not toworks. e shall show here in the following sections, wherever they treat of the & Wherefore the Self cannot be the agent of an action. who has renunciaand there· Self. 21-23] 49 SANKHYA YOGA. How the Self is immutable. To return to the immediate subject. It has been stated Lil~e that the Self is indestructible. ,... err~rr~ " i16fTTil r'\ ~" i;£fll'ffTii what is He indestructi· ,..... fr rerttr~ "' '"' q~fS q~TTIJf " lJ_~(f(f r'\ " ,.....

Bri. Up. iv. 19). , by the subjugation of the bocify, the mind and the senses-and equipped with the teachings ef the Scripture and the teacher, constitutes the sense by which the Self may be seen. Thus, while the Scripture and inference • (anumana) teach the immutability of the Self, it is mere temerity to hold that no such knowledge ·can arise. te inference may be thus stated: such changes as birth, death, agency and the like are not inherent in the Self, any more than infancy, youth a11d tld.

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