About the Book: Sri Jnanadev or Jnaneshwar, Poet and Yogi, Jnani and Bhakta, was on this earth for about twenty years, nearly seven hundred years ago. BHAVARTHA-DIPIKA olhetwiae known as DNYANESHWARI being an illuminating Commentary in Marathi on Bhagwad-Gita by the Celebrated Poel- Saint, Sbri. Śrīdhara Svāmī, in his commentary Bhāvārtha-dīpikā, replies to the idea that prakṛti and puruṣa are the causes of the cosmic manifestation.

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Jnaneshwar’s commentary is equal to the Bhagavad Gita itself.

Personally, I have no desire to proceed further in this matter. This is however the Lower Nature; another ‘ than this understand as my Higher Nature, converted into, dipikaa Individual-souls, by which, O Long-armed, is this living-world sustained.

Bhavarth Deepika

I shall give visible form to the invisible and shall make the senses enjoy all that is beyond them. It is after all some “crude material” that might be useful for anyone, who might, later on, at some distant date, think of utilizing it for turning out an au- thenticated and an authoritative English version of Jnaneshwari.

Such ray’tic secret I am going to speak to you now, and even a small fraction of it, vill make your mind feel greatly satisfied. This same region should ba passed through until the point of profound and abstract contemplation is reached.

The vision thus getting haodi. When I was about to retire, the question arose before me as to how I should utilize my leisure after retirement, and then I was put in mind of my former idea of attempting a translation into English of Jnaneshwari, and I began seriously to think about it when I actually retired.

Does bhavarthha meet his death through a stab in a dipiak In that way, crores of people plunge themselves in the great flood of the desire for know- ledge of the Supreme Brahman: Luckily, as I was on the look out for some one who could help me in this direc- tion, I met a young graduate, who had some liking for the subject matter contained in the Jnaneshwari and he volunteered to dipiak this typing work as a labour of love during his leisure hours.


Great kings Virata and others who were the leading warriors were also sounding several of their conches repeatedly. He spoke highly of it but added, that being no longer available, it was worth reprinting. They do not taste that bliss, as do the birds taste the fruits, but while enjoying it, forget their own position as the enjoyer.

To one who has his palate spoilt through fever, even the milk tastes bitter: They arc the tigers, as it were, in the valley of carnal pleasures, or they arc the assasms that bhavsrtha the path of devotion to God. I Pray you tell me what I ask now.

The Kauravas who were from the beginning against recognising any such claim, refused point-blank to gwe any share of the kingdom to the Pandavas The eldest brother Dharmaraj suggested a com- promise with a vicn to preventing a quarrel, that the Pandavas should be given at least five towns and villages and they would rest contented with that much Dblshma. Therefore, I now disclose to you the secret of Truth, which shall uptoot the path of the sleep of Fantasy, and keep you eternally awake in the illunimation of the Absolute Self.

Here are brothers-in law, fathers-in-law, maternal uncles, brethren, relatives and also sons and grand-soos, all appear relations. This social order obtain- ing so far, shall not be disturbed.

They arc like the dark cobras, keeping vigilonthe buried trcasurc-ofknowledge: You thus worship the Gods and they will be propitious to you, and then will be created reciprocal affection between you.

Pandit is very well deserved. How could then the soul that has realised itself in Brahman ard become itself the Brahman, get perturbed? Has any such paradoxical thing occurred anywhere? It is unfortunate that a full English translation of this work was not available till now.

Sri Jnanadeva’s Bhavartha Dipika: known as Jnaneshwari (Commentary on the Bhagavad Gita)

Arjuna alone knew that that wis the only respectful approach in putting questions to the Preceptor. O Partha, take it that such men are always entangled in the allurements of sense objjcts. How heavy the down-pour of the clouds, and how tiny is the thirst of the mere Chakor? It is but apt that he should linger.


But he alone is said to be a saint of true vision who can realise this. Beware lest you should be tempted to practise Dipiks feats, or any. I now tell you, and you do hear bow the visible posture of the part of the body below the waist is to be fixed.

Bhavartha Dipika Jnaneshwari : Sri Jnanadeva :

Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. Now reading’ your mind, I tell You one mote thing and you do heat it attentively. Rich growth of trees laden with fruit should be found to cover the spot, with roots and hhavartha as sweet as nectar There do flow, at every step, springs of water, watenng it, even in seasons other than the bhavarthha Mild rays of the sun should warm it -and cool and gentle breezes of wind keep It spot cool The quiet of the place covered with thick tree growth, should not either be disturbed by beasts or birds, though It might usually be haunted by parrots and bees Swans or a couple of birds like water-ducks and even cuckoo might on occa- sions be visiting guests Though not always, jt would not matter much, if peacocks frequent the place now and then One thing, however.

The head gets sunken between the two raised shoulders and the eyes automatically get halfshut.