Namaskaar. Moving on to Verse #57 of Bhagavad Gita Chapter 2 and the commentary by Smt. Jaya Row on “Sthitaprajna — Person of Perfection“.
In this verse he answers the question ‘How does he walk – kim vrajeta?’ meaning how does he contact the external world? When you read the last two verses you might think that a realised Person is inactive, insensitive, like a statue. What happens to a statue? Throughout the year its only visitors are birds who leave droppings behind. Once a year the civic authority gets into action on a special occasion and cleans the statue and puts a garland on it. But as far as the statue is concerned it is indifferent to both – the droppings as well as the garland. You might get the impression that a realised Person is like that.
He corrects this misunderstanding and says yah sarvatra. Yah means ‘any individual’. The Gita is a universal message applicable to all human beings, anywhere in the world, at all periods of time. It is not the exclusive domain of Brahmanas, Hindus or even Indians. Sarvatra means everywhere. He is everywhere, active. Dynamically transacting with the world. He has not gone into seclusion. Continue reading