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  1. Krishnan
  2. Master Gita Master Life
  3. 05 March 2019
The qualities of the Bhagavan includes nobility / virtue. Isnt courage a virtue. Why is this being excluded ??
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  1. Mridula
  2. 6 months ago
  3. #40
HariOm,
Here, the correct translation of the 6 bhagas are to be clarified. Aishwarya (Lordship or the 8 siddhis?), dharma (it is an untranslatable word), Yashas (fame), S'rIH (wealth and auspiciousness), vairAgya (dispassion) and moksha (liberation) are the six. I also need clarification on another aspect. Which of these denotes knowledge?
  1. vanajaravinair
  2. 6 months ago
  3. #46
Hari Om Mridulaji,
Swamiji said: "1. aishwarya is Lordship; because the power of control is in His hands,
2. Dharma - there's no exact English word to translate, but it is nobility, virtue,
3. Yasha: - Glory, fame,
4. Sree: - Wealth (the entire cosmos is His.
5. Vairagya - dispassion,
6. Moksha - Liberation, knowledge;moksha sadhana. He is never bound; He is ever free.
Sometimes moksha is taken as that which causes moksha, ie., Jnana. Hence Jnana is also taken as moksha sadhana.
Pranams,
Vanaja
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Swamiji in the inaugural discourse had mentioned that a purified mind leads to fearlessness. A purified mind can be viewed as doing duty with equipoise and being free from negativities like desire,anger, sorrow etc. in that sense, I assumed courage could be resolved into dharma or self-knowledge (moksha)

From another viewpoint, Courage is of five types i.e. dharmaveer/tyagveer, vidya veer, daya veer, daana veer, rana veer - Of these rana veer (courage in battle) is commonly interpreted as courage -- in this case too, dharmaveer i.e. courage in doing duty or sacrifice also resolves to Bhagavan's quality of dharma.
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  1. Krishnan
  2. 6 months ago
  3. #51
Shri Mahavirji,
Can i take it that courage is also bhagvan's quality. Obviously, Quality of Bhagavan should include all possible qualities. But this is to be grouped within the attributes listed by Swamiji.
  1. Mahavir
  2. 6 months ago
  3. #52
Yes, that's my understanding. We'll learn more about Bhagavan in chapters 7-12 as per Swamiji's outline of Bhagavad Gita in the introductory discourses
  1. Leela
  2. 6 months ago
  3. #53
Hari om.I feel courage is a byproduct of strict adherence to dharma.
Dharma---to purification of mind---to fearlessness. Hari om.
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  2. Master Gita Master Life
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HariOm,

Upon searching almost 5 publications of the Vishnu Purana, where this sloka is in the sixth adhyAya, fifth pAda, no.74, I found a different version:
ais'waryasya samagrasya vIryasya yas'asaH s'riyaH I
jnAnavairAgyayos'caiva shaNNAm bhaga itIraNA II

Swamiji seems to have quoted from the Shaankara Bhaashyam of the Gita verse 3.37, in which dharma and moksha substitute vIrya and jnAna.
Unfortunately, the person who has set the self-assessment sheet has borrowed from both!:D
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  1. Mahavir
  2. 6 months ago
  3. #54
Thanks - This is actually very fortunate - It made us think about Bhagavan!
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