The Gita and its Synthesis of Yoga

Part Three

1. Towards Sadharmya Mukti

It is this union and synthesis which is reiterated by Sri Krishna in the twelfth chapter, and while reiterating it, something more is said in order to bring out all the meaning of the great spiritual change. The twelfth chapter leads up to that which is still to be said, and the last six chapters that follow develop that remaining knowledge leading up to a grand final conclusion.

What is that new thing that is said in the twelfth chapter? That new thing is what is repeatedly stated in twelfth to eighteenth chapters by phrases such as dharmamrtam, immortal law,¹¹² parama bhaktas te tiva me priyah, my supreme devotees who are exceedingly dear to Me,"¹¹³ mat parah, entirely devoted to Me,114 mad bhava. My own becoming or My own nature,115 param gatim, supreme status,116 moksam param, supreme liberation,"117 sadharmyam agatah, those who have attained oneness with My law of action,"118 amrtam asnute, enjoys immortality,"119 gunan etan atitya trin dehi, one who is in the body but who transcends all the three gunas,120 sasvatasya dharmasya, of the imperishable immortal law,¹²¹ sarvavid bhajati mam sarvabhavena, one who has integral knowledge, and worships Me in all manner of being,¹²² svabhavah prabhavaih gunaih, gunas that are generated from one's own original becoming,¹²³ svakarma action proceeding from one's own original being,124 swadharma, the law of action proceeding from

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