HariH Om. In the previous verse #9 we saw The Lord giving Arjuna various alternatives for meditation on the Supreme. Looking at Arjuna The Lord knows it hasn’t sunk in so he is going to give some more ideas. The Lord will not give up, he knows Arjuna is capable of doing it, just needs right guidance. So in Verse #10 Swami Chimayananda, referring to the previous verse, begins his lucid commentary with what must have been going on in Lord Krishna’s mind, as it were : IF THIS ALSO IS NOT POSSIBLE, THEN…… just as a loving teacher or a parent would address the confused child. Don’t lose heart, lets see what else can be done, there are several ways to do it, lets find one that best suits your personality 🙂
अभ्यासेऽप्यसमर्थोऽसि मत्कर्मपरमो भव ।
मदर्थमपि कर्माणि कुर्वन्सिद्धिमवाप्स्यसि ॥ १२-१०॥
If you are unable even to practise ABHYASA-YOGA, be you intent on performing actions for My sake
even by doing actions for My sake, you shall attain perfection. 12.10
The thoroughness of the Hindu scriptures consists in suggesting varying and exhaustive techniques of self-development. Psychologically, the technique is so analytical that the more one studies it, the more one is convinced of the ‘path.’ There is no “do it or else to hell” sort of threat ever seen anywhere in our great Shastras. Any young man, open to intellectual conviction and scientific appraisal, can get totally convinced of the Hindu way of life.