In the previous Verse #10 The Lord gave Arjuna one more solution for meditating on the Supreme. The message was for the common man, including persons engaged in extroverted activities. If that doesn’t fit you Arjuna, Pujya Swami Chinmayananda ended the verse by saying as if that were in the Lord’s mind “AND SUPPOSING THERE BE ONE TO WHOM EVEN THIS IS NOT POSSIBLE?” ……… as we have seen, Krishna has solutions to all situations and Pujya Swamiji explains what The Lord continues further 🙂
अथैतदप्यशक्तोऽसि कर्तुं मद्योगमाश्रितः ।
सर्वकर्मफलत्यागं ततः कुरु यतात्मवान् ॥ १२-११॥
If you are unable to do even this, then
taking refuge in Me, self-controlled,
renounce the fruits-of-all-actions 12.11
In the previous stanza, we were advised to act in the world outside, renouncing totally our ego, or the sense of a separate, individualised existence. To the strongly egoistic and self-opinionated one, this is not an easy task. Such a man is extremely agitated (rajasic), with the force of low impulses (tamas) poisoning his personality structure. Even to such seekers, belonging to the lowest conceivable type, the Geeta has a ‘path’ of advise. Ordinarily, such persons would have been a despair to all religions. Even such chronic cases are taken up by the Geeta, treated considerately, with simple methods, and finally elevated to the highest personality-lustre and efficiency.