Easy to Understand Bhagavad Gita Chapter 3 by Sant Rampal Ji

Translation of Gita Chapter 3 by Sant Rampal Ji

Important Verses of Bhagavad Gita Chapter 3

Saint Rampal Ji Maharaj has done a translation of Shrimad Bhagavad Gita Chapter 3 which talks about scriptures-based worship to be followed by seekers to get benefits from Satpurush; Supreme God / Purna Parmatma.  

Shrimad Bhagavad Gita Chapter 3 Verse 1-2

In Bhagavad Gita Chapter 3 Verse 1-2, Arjun asks, “O Janardan! If you consider knowledge superior to actions, then why are you misleading me? Please give me the right advice for my welfare. There is a contradiction in your words. Your double meaning statements are misleading me.”

Shrimad Bhagavad Gita Chapter 3 Verses 3-8

An Exposition of Baseless Way of Worship i.e. Arbitrary Practice

In Bhagavad Gita Chapter 3 Verses 3 to 8, God has said that ‘Oh sinless (Arjun)! In this region, the learned think highly of knowledge and yogi, of Karmyoga (related to actions); nevertheless, no one can avoid doing actions. So, inaction is not possible and just by giving up actions also, one can not achieve the goal (siddhi-supernatural power/ spiritual success). 

Shrimad Bhagavad Gita Chapter 3 Verse 4

The meaning of ‘Nishkarmta’ (extraction) has been explained in Chapter 3 Verse 4 for example, if a person wants to harvest a reap crop of wheat of one acre, then the harvesting work will be completed only after it starts cutting, then the work will not be left. Thus, the completion of the work is achieved. In the same way, by starting devotional work according to the scriptural method, the work of attaining God will be completed. Then extractability will be formed. There will be no work remaining. Because, the three Gunas (Rajgun-Brahma, Satgun-Vishnu, Tamgun-Shiv) born of Maya (Prakriti), out of their nature, forcefully make the living beings perform actions. All misdeeds that a person does are because of the influence of the qualities emanating from the three deities. Till the time a human (man and woman) does not acquire a complete guru; till then, he is like the Voyager in whose absence his boat moves here and there after being affected by the gusts of wind and the waves of water and the flow of the river. It gets destroyed by getting trapped in the whirlpool.

When a human (man and woman) comes to the refuge of the complete Satguru, he becomes a boat of the Sailor. The Satguru-form Sailor does not let the soul-form boat drift (roam) in the ocean of the world. With his skill, he moves them safely across the river. Those who did not get a complete Guru. Those foolish devotees (sadhak) who forcefully control their senses of actions and sit in meditation, their mind continues to be overwhelmed by the influence of the senses of knowledge. Because of pretensions, those people appear to be in meditation. They are frauds i.e. by abandoning actions, one can not do bhakti. One should keep performing desirable actions and by knowledge, keep one’s mind and senses engrossed in good deeds. The actions which are performed in accordance with the scriptures are best and if you will not perform worldly actions, then how will you earn bread (sustain family)? 

Shrimad Bhagavad Gita Chapter 3 Verse 9

In Bhagavad Gita Chapter 3 Verse 9, it is said that the religious acts (Yagya), which are performed in accordance with the scriptures and without any desire, are beneficial. Yagya means religious rituals like the five Yajnas and also to chanting names, the person who performs the activities of gambling, drinking alcohol, tobacco, eating meat, watching movies, slandering, committing adultery, etc., gets involved in the deeds. Therefore, for the sake of God, do the duty as described in the scriptures.

Shrimad Bhagavad Gita Chapter 3 Verses 6-9

Important: - In the above-mentioned Bhagavad Gita Chapter 3 Verse 6 to 9, it has been forbidden to sit in special posture in a secluded place, close eyes- ears, etc, and forcefully meditate and to worship according to the way of worship mentioned in holy scriptures, has been described as meritorious. In every holy scripture (Sadgranth), the way of worship by doing Naam Jaap and Yagya, etc along with the performance of worldly acts has been described.

Evidence: - It is said in holy Bhagavad Gita Chapter 8 Verse 13 that ‘OM’ is the only syllable to remember me, Brahm, by way of repeating. One who chants this unto the last breath besides performing actions, he attains my supreme salvation.

Then in Bhagavad Gita Chapter 8 Verse 7, it is said, “Remember me all the time and also fight. Thus, by following my orders i.e. by doing bhakti besides performing worldly acts, you will achieve me.” Although he has described his supreme salvation as worst i.e. utterly useless in Bhagavad Gita Chapter 7 Verse 18, still this only is the way of worship of Brahm. Then it has been explained in Bhagavad Gita Chapter 8 Verse 8-10 by the knowledge giver of Gita that the Param Akshar Brahm who is referred in Gita Chapter 8 Verse 3, worship that complete God, that is, Purna Brahm whose description has also been given in Bhagavad Gita Chapter 18 Verse 62 and Bhagavad Gita Chapter 15 Verse 1-4, and 17 His rule is also same that the devotee, who worships the Supreme God by chanting Naam after taking updesh from the Tatvadarshi (enlightened) saint besides performing worldly acts, after dying goes to that divine Supreme Purush i.e. Supreme God. The indication of a Tatvadarshi sant is given in Bhagavad Gita Chapter 4 Verse 34. This evidence is also given in Bhagavad Gita Chapter 15 Verse 1 and in  Holy Yajurveda, Chapter 40 Mantra 10 and 13.

The meaning of Chapter 40 Mantra 10 of Yajurveda:-

The narrator of Holy Vedas, Brahm, is saying that about Purna Parmatma (Supreme God), someone says that He takes birth as an incarnation i.e. is said to be in form; others describe Him as formless i.e. who never comes in the form as an incarnation. The true knowledge of that Supreme God can only be given by Dheeranam i.e. a Tatvadarshi Saint, that, in reality, what kind of body does Purna Parmatma has? How does He appear? Listen to the complete information about the Supreme God from that Dheeranam i.e. Tatvadarshi Saint. I, the giver of the knowledge of Vedas, Brahm, also do not know. Nevertheless, describing his way of worship in Yajurveda Chapter 40 Mantra 15, says that do my Sadhana (devotion) by chanting ‘OM’ Naam while performing actions; do sumiran with full faith and by considering it as the prime duty of human life. Thus, after death i.e. after leaving the body, you will attain my immortality i.e. supreme salvation. Like, the subtle body acquires some power and becomes immortal for some time. As a result of this, one goes to great heaven, that is, Brahmlok, and then again attains birth and death.

Shrimad Bhagavad Gita Chapter 3 Verse 10

The Benefit of Yagyas is Only Worldly Comforts, Not Salvation

It is said in Bhagavad Gita Chapter 3 Verse 10 that Prajapati (Lord of all beings) had said at the beginning of kalp (at the time of creation) that all beings should perform Yagya (sacrificial ceremony). By this, you will attain worldly pleasures, but not salvation. This is a living example that one does not attain anything other than worldly pleasures and heaven, from yagyas. {Yagya is also necessary but after taking Naam from a complete saint, remaining within the boundaries set by a guru, one who does Jaap of Naam (yog of practice) with undivided attention unto the last breath, that devotee, in the end, goes to the region of his revered deity and that God (Purna Parmatma, the Supreme God) situated in the Yagyas only gives the desired fruits of Yagyas. For evidence, see Bhagavad Gita Chapter 3 Verse 14-15. It is mentioned in Bhagavad Gita Chapter 3 Verse 11 that may the gods after being fostered by the Yagya, foster you i.e. they will make you wealthy. Thus, you should support each other.

Bhagavad Gita Chapter 3 Verse 10

SahyagyaH, prjaH, srshtva, pura, uvaach, prjapatiH,
Anen, prsvishyadhvm, eshH, vaH, astu, ishtkamdhuk ll10ll

Translation: (PrjapatiH) Prajapati, the Lord of all beings (pura) at the beginning of creation (sahyagyaH) along with Yagya (prjaH) all beings (srshtva) creating (uvaach) said that (anen) the religious act performed with food grain, which is known as Dharmyagya, in which a common meal is provided, etc, by this Yagya (prsvishyadhvam) attain prosperity and (vaH) to you (eshH) this Purna Parmatma/ Supreme God (ishtkamdhuk) the God situated in Yagya, only, giver of desired pleasures (astu) be.

Translation: Prajapati, the lord of all beings, at the beginning of creation, after creating all beings along with Yagya, said to them that you may prosper from the Yagya (religious acts) performed with food grain which is known as Dharmyagya, in which a common meal is provided, etc, and may this Supreme God only, situated in Yagya, be the giver of desired pleasures to you. That is, if you want money, do charity if you want liberation, then according to the principle of 'chant Satnam', the complete God benefits the seeker, get that.

Shrimad Bhagavad Gita Chapter 3 Verse 11

Bhagavad Gita Chapter 3 Verse 11

Devaan, bhavyat, anen, te, devaH, bhavyantu, vaH,
Parasparam, bhavyantH, shreyH, param, avapsyath ll11ll

Translation: (Anen) through this Yagya (devaan) gods i.e. branches (bhavyat) prosper and (te) those (devaH) gods i.e. branches (vaH) you people (bhavyantu) may prosper i.e. may provide us the fruits based on sanskaar {impressions of deeds done in the previous birth}. Thus with selflessness (parasparam) each other (bhavyantH) prospering (param) supreme (shreyH) auspiciousness (avapsyath) will attain.

Translation: Through this Yagya, prosper the gods i.e. branches, and those gods i.e. branches may prosper you people i.e. may provide you fruits based on sacraments. The branches will provide fruits. Thus selflessly prospering each other, you will attain the supreme auspiciousness.

Important: In Bhagavad Gita Chapter 15 Verse 1-4, there is a description of an upside-down hanging tree of this world. Its root (base) is the Purna Parmatma (Supreme God) and the trunk is ParBrahm i.e. Akshar Purush and a bigger branch is Kshar Purush (Brahm) and smaller branches are the three Gunas, Rajgun-Brahma Ji, Satgun-Vishnu Ji, and Tamgun-Shiv Ji. The tree receives its nourishment from the base (roots) only. Like, if we will plant a seedling of mango, then we will water the roots; from the roots, the nourishment will go to the trunk; from trunk to bigger branch; from the bigger branch to smaller branches, and then those smaller branches will bear fruits and those branches will themselves give us fruits. Similarly, by worshipping i.e. watering the Purna Brahm i.e. Param Akshar Brahm-like roots, the sanskar (impressions of nurture) i.e. the nourishment will go to Akshar Purush i.e. ParBrahm-like trunk; then from Akshar Purush, the sanskar i.e. nourishment will go to Kshar Purush i.e. Brahm-like bigger branch. Then from Brahm, the sanskar i.e. the nourishment will go to the three Gunas i.e. Rajgun-Brahma Ji, Satgun-Vishnu Ji, and Tamgun-Shiv Ji-like three smaller branches. Then all these three gods-like smaller branches will bear fruits i.e. then the three gods, Shri Brahma Ji, Shri Vishnu Ji, and Shri Shiv Ji give us the fruits of our actions based on our sanskar (impressions of deeds done in the past). This is also evident in Bhagavad Gita Chapter 15 Verse 16 and 17 that there are two gods in this region of Earth; one is Kshar Purush i.e. Brahm and the other is Akshar Purush i.e. ParBrahm. Both of these gods and all the living beings in their regions are perishable; however, in reality, the immortal God (Parmeshwar), who enters the three regions (loks) and sustains everyone, is different from the above-mentioned two gods. See the picture of the upright sowed plant of bhakti.

Shrimad Bhagavad Gita Chapter 3 Verse 12

Those who do not do Dharm (Meritorious Acts) are Thieves and Sinful Beings

In Bhagavad Gita Chapter 3 Verse 12, it is said that gods fostered by Yagya will provide you with worldly comforts (wealth) based on the fruits of your actions. This means that by irrigating the roots of the devotion-form plant they make the tree. The Branches increase. Those branches automatically bear fruit. They give fruits to the seeker without asking for it. In this way, the three gods (Shri Brahma, Shri Vishnu, and Shri Shiv) keep on giving the fruits of scriptures-based devotional deeds to the worshiper who performs devotion to the respected complete God, that is, the root. The wealth that a human has obtained because of his previous deeds if he does not contribute a part of it in dharm (meritorious acts) i.e. who do not perform Yagyas (they have broken the laws), means do not worship the originator/creator rather themselves enjoy it. He is a thief of God.

Shrimad Bhagavad Gita Chapter 3 Verse 13

It is mentioned in Bhagavad Gita Chapter 3 Verse 13 that after offering food to the God (Purna Parmatma) situated in Yagya, then, provide a meal (Bhandara) to everyone. Those devotees will acquire the benefits of Yagya. [The meaning of becoming free from all sins is that those who do not perform Yagya are said to be sinful and those who perform Yagya in accordance with the injunctions of the scriptures, are saved from all those sins which they would have incurred because of not doing any Yagya]. If someone does not perform any Yagya, he is said to be a thief. Every day and during the Satsang (spiritual discourse), Prasad food is prepared. First of all, a share of the food should be taken out and offered to the Purna Parmatma. After that, the rest of the food should be distributed. Some of the sins of a person who eats the food left after being offered to God i.e. the Prasad, are destroyed. Thus, after obtaining updesh from a complete saint and then by performing all the tasks of bhakti according to his directions, a devotee becomes fully liberated.

Shrimad Bhagavad Gita Chapter 3 Verses 14-19

Complete God is the Creator of Kaal-Brahm, Also is Distinguished in Sacrifices

Shrimad Bhagavad Gita Chapter 3 Verse 14

In Bhagavad Gita Chapter 3 Verse 14-15, it is said that living beings arise from foodgrains. Food grains arise from rain; rain from Yagya; Yagya arise from auspicious actions and actions arise from scriptures-based worship. 

Shrimad Bhagavad Gita Chapter 3 Verse 15

Consider deeds arising from Brahm means Kaal Brahm because ever since the creatures left Satlok and come to Kaal Lok, he obtains everything by doing deeds. In the Satlok, all things are obtained without doing any work. The salvation that is attained there is without doing any work. Brahm (Kaal) has originated from the immortal God means Param Akshar Purush. Consider this. With this, it has been proved that Omnipresent, Immortal God (Sarvgatam Brahm) only is always situated in Yagya i.e. He (SatPurush) only provides the benefits of the Yagyas. He only is worth worshipping as a respectable God.

Shrimad Bhagavad Gita Chapter 3 Verses 14-15

Translation of Bhagavad Gita Chapter 3 Verse 14-15, it is said that living beings arise from foodgrains. Foodgrains arise from rain; rain from Yagya; Yagya arise from auspicious actions and actions arise from Brahm (Kaal) and Brahm (Kaal) has originated from the Immortal God. Therefore, it has been proved that the full benefit of Yagya is also obtained from the Purna Parmatma only. In both of these Verses, it is clear that Kaal (Brahm) has originated from the immortal God. That Omnipresent God only is worshippable through Yagyas and He only gives the fruits of one’s actions. The meaning of ‘Sarvgatam Brahm’ is the Omnipresent God, which means ‘Vasudev’. Like, Kaal (Brahm) God is only pervading in the three regions and the twenty-one Brahmands. ParBrahm is pervading only in seven sankh Brahmands. But the Purna Brahm (SatPurush) is pervading in infinite Brahmands (all the Brahmands), which include Brahm and ParBrahm’s Brahmands and the rest of the Brahmands. Therefore, “Purna Brahm” is the Omnipresent God, who is the all-pervading God and the Master of the lineage. Like —

  • Ish = Kshar Purush = Brahm (pervades in twenty-one Brahmands)
  • Ishwar = Akshar Purush ParBrahm (pervades in seven sankh Brahmands)
  • Parmeshwar = Param Akshar Purush = Purna Brahm (SatPurush) who pervades in the infinite crore Brahmands.

Like, a minister pervades in his department, Chief Minister pervades in his state and the Prime Minister pervades over all the states in the entire country and the President also pervades over the whole country i.e. everybody is powerful but the masters of the lineage (all-powerful) are the Prime Minister and the President. Similarly, Brahm’s (Ish-Kaal’s) three sons (Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva) are the departmental ministers in one universe. Brahma is the Head (master) of the department, where bodies of all the living beings are formed, but is not the master of all. Likewise, Vishnu is the Head (master) of the department of fostering (Home Minister) but is not the master of all. Similarly, Shiv is the Head of the department of destruction (to kill everyone) but is not the master of all. Likewise, Brahm (Ish/Jyoti Niranjan/Kaal) is the master of only twenty-one Brahmands and not of everyone. Likewise, Akshar Purush (Ishwar/ParBrahm) is the master of only seven sankh Brahmands and not of all.

Yes, Purna Brahm (Parmeshwar/SatPurush) is the Master of infinite crore brahmands which include the three loks (Heaven-Earth-Netherworld) of Brahma-Vishnu-Shiv, the twenty-one brahmands of Brahm and ParBrahm’s seven sankh brahmands, i.e. the Master of the lineage is the Omnipresent God (Sarvgatam Brahm/ SatPurush) only, who gives the fruits of all the Sadhnas (worship/religious practices). Like, the roots (base) of a tree only are the nurturer of the whole tree. In this way —

Kabir, Akshar Purush ek ped hai, Niranjan vaaki daar
Teeno deva shakha hain, paat roop sansaar
Ekai saadhe sab sadhae, sab saadhe sab jaaye
Maali seechain mool koon, foolai falai aghaaye

Note: Evidence Gita Chapter 15 Verse 1-4

Shrimad Bhagavad Gita Chapter 3 Verse 16

Oh, dear Son, that is, Parth! A person who does not adapt to the law cycle thus prevalent in Brahma's world, that is, does not do devotional deeds according to the instructions mentioned in the scriptures, that sinful person who indulges in the pleasures of the senses, the person who sins in his entire life, that person lives in vain.

It is written in Bhagavad Gita Chapter 3 Verse 16 that one who does not perform Yagya is wasting his life. One who does not follow the rules of bhakti {to do bhajan (remember/worship God), Yagya, charity, compassion} of this lok, keeps enjoying oneself without any restraints, that sinful soul has come to this world in vain. Garib Das Ji Maharaj says that —

Jin putr nahin yagya kari, pind pradhan puraan
Naahak jag mein avtare, jinse neeka shvaan

Meaning: The son who did not perform religious rituals according to scripture and performed rituals against the scriptures like offering pind, carrying Shraadh, etc., karmkand; the dog is also good from him ie. the father's soul is pleased with the religious son. During the lifetime of the father or mother, the son should do religious work by taking the permission of Guru Ji. Otherwise, the animal is better than that son.

[But there is no liberation; rather, it is said to be give and take (trade). Similarly, the meaning of Gita Ji Bhagavad Gita Chapter 3 Verse 9-16 is that by performing Yagya, one solely gets worldly comforts and not liberation. But Yajna is helpful in salvation. A Yajna performed without taking name initiation only gives worldly comfort. Besides, it has also been proved that all these comforts also are provided by Purna Brahm SatPurush (basic roots), who Himself is Kabir Sahib (KavirDev)]. Except me (Rampal Das), all the translators of Srimad Bhagavad Gita Ji have written the meaning of Brahm both as Ved and God. This is evidence of their limited knowledge; the meaning of Brahm is God and not Ved. Like, there is one king, consider him as Brahm and then there is a constitution made by him, consider it as Ved. If an ignorant person writes the meaning of ‘king’ as ‘constitution’ instead of ‘a ruler’, then it is not right. Therefore, the meaning of Brahm is God. Like, in the department of a Deputy Commissioner, the other officers and workers when discussing among themselves instead of repeatedly saying D.C. Sahib (Sir), only say Sahib. While delivering orders of D.C. Sahib to each other, say that Sahib (Sir) has said that prepare so and so documents. For them, D.C. Sahib is self-explanatory.

Similarly, in Kaal’s (Jyoti Niranjan-Kaal) twenty-one Brahmands, this Kshar Purush only is known as Sahib i.e. is known by the name, Brahm. Therefore, in the above-mentioned Verses, because of being well-known, it is written that Brahm (Kaal) has originated from the immortal God (the Omnipresent Supreme God). That Sarvgatam Brahm i.e. Omnipresent God only is situated in Yagyas.

Shrimad Bhagavad Gita Chapter 3 Verse 17

But for a human soul that follows the law of God with a true heart and who is satisfied with his scriptural work, and who is satisfied with the scriptural work done by his soul, for him, there remains no purpose for the attainment of other substances from actions.

Shrimad Bhagavad Gita Chapter 3 Verse 18

For that great man, neither there remains any purpose in the world to do sinful work nor there remains no purpose to do non-scriptural religious work, i.e., the person familiar with true spiritual knowledge does not do inauspicious deeds and cannot live without doing auspicious and scriptural practice. He only does the meritorious work. Do not keep a relation with any creature for a selfish accomplishment only. He is a well-wisher of everyone.

Shrimad Bhagavad Gita Chapter 3 Verses 17-18

The meaning of Bhagavad Gita Chapter 3 Verses 17-18 is that one who meditates (dhyaan), does not even need to perform other Yagyas because (dhyaan) meditation itself is a Yagya and only that person meditates a lot who becomes a hermit (one who leaves home and lives in the forest) like Shringi Rishi. He also used to remain in meditation. Then he can not perform other Yagyas. But after becoming aware of tatvagyan (the true spiritual knowledge) neither a seeker does baseless (arbitrary way of worship) Sadhana, nor selfishly makes anyone else do it. His aim is no more to selfishly earn money. Therefore, it is said that there is no work left i.e. is always engrossed in the thought of God.

Shrimad Bhagavad Gita Chapter 3 Verse 19

Therefore, you and other seekers without any attachment continue to do well in your scriptural duties, because by removing attachment from Kaal Lok, the seeker doing scriptural devotional deeds, attains another man (Supreme Purush) beyond the giver of the knowledge of Gita.

Shrimad Bhagavad Gita Chapter 3 Verse 20

A Dharm Performed without the Desire of Fulfillment of Wishes is Fully Beneficial

It is evident in Bhagavad Gita Chapter 3 Verse 20 that –

Bin ichchha jo det hai, so daan kahaavae |
Fal baachain nahin taaska, so amrapur jaavae |

Meaning: The devotee who donates by not desiring the fulfillment of any desire, but considering it his religious duty, that is the real donation. Such a person after taking name initiation from the complete Guru goes to Amarlok (eternal place/Shashwatsthanam). He attains salvation.

King Janak also used to perform Yagyas but without desires. The Yagya, performed as a duty of a human being, helps in the attainment of God and delivers the fruit of Yagya as well.

Shrimad Bhagavad Gita Chapter 3 Verses 21-24

It is evident in these verses that Kaal-Brahm while entering in Shri Krishan Ji has spoken the knowledge of Gita.

The Difference Between Saying and Doing

It is said in Bhagavad Gita Chapter 3 Verse 21-24 that ‘O Arjun! The knowledgeable sages-saints should perform good deeds in accordance with the scriptures. Because the rest of the society follows them (saints). Although I do not need to perform any action in the three regions because I can obtain all the comforts of the three regions without doing anything, even then, I perform good deeds so that other people should follow me; otherwise, I will prove to be the destroyer of the society, the producer of mixed caste (an offspring of a woman and a man of two different castes).

Please Ponder: - Pursuance of the character of Shri Krishna Ji will lead to chaos, vulgarity in society. Sexual intercourse with maiden Radha, with maiden Kubja, stealing clothes of gopis and making them come out of the water, naked. The gopis, while coming out of the water, had covered their private parts with one hand and their breasts with the other. Then also, God Krishna said, “Not like this. Raise both of your hands. Then you will get your clothes.” When all the gopis raised both of their hands, at that time they were fully naked. Then God Krishna returned their clothes. For further information, read “Sri Mad Bhagwat Sudha Sagar”.

Then, forcefully abducting Rukmani and when her brother Rukmi followed them to save his sister’s honor, Sri Krishna Ji dragged him after tying him to a chariot.

Then, emphasizing the harm of not following the Kshatriya dharma (moral duty) to Arjun and himself running from the battlefield in front of king Kalyavan, which is conduct opposed to Kshatriya dharma.

Making Yudhishthir lie that say that Ashwatthama (Dronacharya’s son) has died etc-etc. the difference in saying and doing also proves that God Krishna Ji did not narrate Srimad Bhagwad Gita. God; the giver of the knowledge of Gita, says in Gita Ji that if I do not act sensibly then I will be prove to be the cause of mixed caste. Then, a conduct opposite to statement! Holy Srimad Bhagwad Gita Ji was narrated by Kaal (Brahm) God by entering in Sri Krishna Ji’s body, to fulfill his selfish interest (to get lakhs of persons killed by causing war), because Kaal (Brahm) has said in Gita Chapter 11 Verse 48 that I will not appear before anyone by any way of worship. But all the tasks will be performed by me; by my secret power. It has been stated in Gita Chapter 7 Verse 24-25 that I remain hidden with my Yogmaya. This is my firm inferior, worst rule. I never appear in front of anyone. Had Shri Krishan Ji speaking, he would have never said this. He was very much present before everyone. With this, it is proved that Brahm-Kaal gave the knowledge of Gita Ji while entering in Shri Krishan Ji’s body. 

Shrimad Bhagavad Gita Chapter 3 Verse 21

As the eminent man behaves, the other person also behaves in the same way. Whatever evidence they give to the public, other people of that community also start to act accordingly.

Shrimad Bhagavad Gita Chapter 3 Verse 22

O Partha means O Arjuna! For me, there is no duty in any of the three worlds, nor is any attainable thing unavailable. Yet I (the giver of the knowledge of Gita) practice only by deeds.

Shrimad Bhagavad Gita Chapter 3 Verse 23

Because O Parth! If I do not be careful and do not engage in deeds, then there will be a great loss because in all ways humans follow my path.

Shrimad Bhagavad Gita Chapter 3 Verse 24

If remaining careful, I do not do auspicious deeds, then all these human beings will be destroyed and I, the giver of the knowledge of Gita will become a hybridizer. I will become the destroyer of all people of this world.

Shrimad Bhagavad Gita Chapter 3 Verse 25

O Bharat ie. Bharatvanshi Arjun! Just as ignorant people indulged in deeds do their work convincingly. A scholar without attachment by collecting public should do the same work by propagating auspicious deeds vigorously to make his followers, that is, should do good conduct himself. Just as the ignorant do the wrong diligently, does not turn around. In the same way, a benevolent should embark on charity.

Shrimad Bhagavad Gita Chapter 3 Verses 26 to 29

The Learned should do Worship According to the Scriptures

Meaning of Bhagavad Gita Chapter 3 Verse 25-29: the giver of the knowledge of Ved, Brahm-Kaal has said in pious Yajurveda Chapter 40 Verse 13 that a person who knows alphabets is called a scholar. Those who do not have alphabets knowledge are called non-knowledgeable. But only the true spiritual saint will tell the real knowledge of a scholar and the ignorant, listen from Him. Purna Parmatma KavirDev Ji in his Amritvani (nectar speech) that is, Kabirvani has defined scholar and non-knowledgeable. He has said that the one who has true spiritual knowledge is actually a scholar. Having alphabetical knowledge (knowledge of a language) does not make one scholar. Because one who is considered a scholar in the Sanskrit language, he/she who does not know the Punjabi language is ignorant in that language.  

Know the knowledge of Gita Chapter 3 Verses 25 till 29 on this basis. In Verse 25, it has been said that ‘the ignorant obsessed in the unscriptural practice-form duty means the uneducated, performs the devotional duty. The scholar (educated) who wants to gather the public, means more followers; should also do it in the same way. (like non-knowledgeable, means naive illiterates perform scriptures based Sadhana after obtaining from the enlightened saint. In this way, he will not incur sin).

Shrimad Bhagavad Gita Chapter 3 Verse 26

Meaning of Gita Chapter 3 Verse 26- An educated (literate person) should not create confusion in the intellect of an illiterate person, who has obtained scriptures-based practice from an enlightened saint rather should himself also practice according to the scriptures and encourage them as well. Like Parmeshwar Kabir Bandichhod (liberator) appeared in Julaha (weaver) community in Kashi (Varanasi) city to play the role of an enlightened saint. People considered him uneducated, that is, ignorant. But He is the scholar of all scholars and the Lord of all Gods. He provides spiritual practice according to scripture to other educated people. The other people; knower of the alphabets (Brahmins) used to create illusions in the intellects of those feeble-minded; who were naive, saying that this weaver is illiterate. How does he know the deciphering of the scriptures? Your practice is meaningless. Those naive uneducated souls being astray used to get distracted and used to waste their human life. It has been told in Gita Chapter 3 Verse 26; if that scholar (educated person) wants to gather the public as a disciple, then he should himself do spiritual practice according to the scriptures and also make those innocent follow the same.

Please consider: - It is said in Bhagavad Gita Chapter 3 Verse 25-26 and 29 that those foolish people who are doing wrong pooja (worship), will not listen when told; rather, will become annoyed. Therefore, knowledgeable persons should worship according to the injunctions of the scriptures and also make them follow it. They can agree in imitation. The difference in opinion i.e. even after witnessing the truth, out of their nature, do not leave their wrong religious acts i.e. a baseless way of worship which is said to be an arbitrary practice; on being told that their practice is wrong, turn their faces away.

Shrimad Bhagavad Gita Chapter 3 Verses 27 to 29

It is said in Bhagavad Gita Chapter 3 Verse 27-29 that a foolish person, by nature, takes false pride by considering himself the doer. Wise men do not come under the influence of Gunas.

The creature receives its rites only until he takes refuge of the complete saint. The fruits of the sacrament are given by the three Gods (Rajgun Brahma, Satgun Vishnu, and Tamgun Shiv). All three qualities (Rajgun Brahma, Satgun Vishnu, and Tamgun Shiv) have been originated from Prakriti i.e. Durga. That educated person is said to be foolish because he is not unfamiliar with true spiritual knowledge, then out of arrogance he believes himself to be the doer of Karmas. Even by understanding all the scriptures well by the enlightened supreme being, out of arrogance, he does not leave his ego-stricken stubbornness, that is, he does not accept reality even by looking from his eyes, but being aware of the power of God understood based on true spiritual knowledge provided by enlightened saint he is not enamored by these Gods and spiritual practice against scriptures. Those educated but unfamiliar with true spiritual knowledge because of their nature remained attached to the three lords, they should understand that they should not disturb those dim-witted, naive, and illiterates, those scholars who have understood scriptures but do not fully accept truth due to arrogance. Therefore, in Verse 35, those illiterates have been cautioned not to accept the scriptural practice of others, which is devoid of merit, no matter how good it might seem to see and hear. He should keep doing his scriptures-friendly practice till death. The practice of others gives rise to fear, due to which the feeble-minded person abandons the actual practice and accepts virtueless practice (religious activity) which is very harmful.

Shrimad Bhagavad Gita Chapter 3 Verse 30

It is said in Bhagavad Gita Chapter 3 Verse 30, it is said that Arjun, by being dependent on me through knowledge, free from desires, free from possessiveness, and abandoning grief, fight.

Please consider: - the essence of Bhagavad Gita Chapter 3 Verse 31-32 is that those who follow the above-mentioned opinion of mine, are saved from evil actions. Those who do not follow it are foolish and ignorant. All of them are enamored with knowledge against all scriptures, which is harmful. Their decline (84-lakh births) is certain. The purport of the above-mentioned opinion is that instead of worshipping gods-goddesses, ghosts, and pitras, one should only worship God. One should only perform Yagyas, chant ‘OM’ Naam, that too without any desire, considering it one’s duty as a human being and while acquiring a complete Guru and do it in accordance with the scriptures. The educated persons should not confuse illiterate people who are doing spiritual practice according to scriptures but should themselves also accept scriptures-based practice and get their welfare done.

Shrimad Bhagavad Gita Chapter 3 Verse 33-34

It has been said in Bhagavad Gita Chapter 3 Verse 33-34 that educated person who is ignorant of true spiritual knowledge, because of foolish nature even after seeing do not accept the truth and the disciples of those clever (educated) people out of nature do not accept the truth and remain stick to those clever gurus, they are also foolish. They do not agree even after explaining it. It is very difficult to explain them even by persistence. Sant Garibdas Ji Maharaj after gaining true spiritual knowledge from God Kabir has said:-

Garib chatur praani chor hai, moodh mugadh hai thonth |
Santon ke nahi kaam ke inko de gal jot ||

Meaning: People who do not accept the path of true devotion even after seeing the scriptures from their eyes and after listening to the true spiritual knowledge, those clever people are thieves of God. Those who follow him; and do not abandon their clever gurus even after seeing the truth. They are fools. Such a person is of no use to saints. God binds them to each other, meaning they lack auspiciousness. True worship is not part of their destiny. The enlightened saint should not discuss more knowledge with them. God Kabir Ji has said

Kabir, murkh ke samjhawaten, gyan ganthi ka jaaye |
Koyla na ujla, chahe sau man sabut laye ||

Meaning: God Kabir Ji has said that do not lose your true spiritual knowledge by convincing a fool, that is, smart people will cheat the public by listening to your true spiritual knowledge and becoming a speaker themselves. A foolish will not agree. Like coal is black till inside. Even if you want to clean coal by applying 100 Mann (400 kgs) of soap, still it will not become white. Similarly, a foolish person will not understand true spiritual knowledge.

Please consider: - It is said in Bhagavad Gita Chapter 3 Verse 33-34 that one need not have love-hatred. God Sri Krishna Himself, in love for Pandavs, during the battle of Mahabharat, made Yudhishthir lie about Ashwatthama (Dronacharya’s son) and got Babrik (who is also known as Shyam Ji) beheaded so that Babru Bhaan should not defeat the Pandavas because Babru Bhaan was a powerful warrior and archer who had pierced all the leaves of a peepal tree with one arrow and had pledged that he will fight from the side of the army which will appear to be loosing. Kaal, entered in Krishna Ji, had to make Pandavs win the battle.

Once, Bhasmagiri, after making God Shiv promise, had asked for Bhasmkanda and tried to kill Shiv. When, with the evil thought of making Parvati his wife, he ran after Shiv, then Sri Vishnu Ji, in love for Shiv Ji, assumed the appearance of Parvati and making Bhasmagiri perform gandath dance, reduced him to ashes. “Garib, Shiv Shankar ke raag mein, bahe Krishna murari.” Even god could not escape from love-hatred because of love for Pandavas and hatred for Kauravs, and if love for Shiv, then hatred towards Bhasmagiri, is self-evident. How can a common man (Arjun) escape from love-hatred? No battle is possible without hatred. Hence proved that in Gita Ji, Kaal God did give correct knowledge but instilled evil habits (sex, anger, affection, greed, ego, love-hatred and word, touch, beauty, taste, smell) in a living being, overpowered by which, even the incarnations of God Kaal became helpless. As a result of which, could not escape from Kaal’s trap. He (Kaal) is always frightened that a living being may not escape from his trap. Therefore, listen to the true spiritual knowledge, take refuge of a complete saint, worship Purna Parmatma (complete God), then raga-malice will finish. 

Shrimad Bhagavad Gita Chapter 3 Verse 35

One’s Scripture-based Sadhna is better than Other’s Ostentatious and Baseless Sadhna

Please consider: - In Bhagavad Gita Chapter 3, Verse 35, it is said that other’s incorrect Sadhna (lacking quality) which is not based on scriptures, no matter how good it appears and no matter how much those ignorant people scare you, their Sadhna should not be accepted under fear. One should adhere to the updesh (name initiation) given by Guru Ji, which is according to the scriptures, with full faith. One must not get confused. One should follow one’s true way of worship unto the last breath and even dying for one’s true way of worship (Satya Sadhana) is beneficial.

Shrimad Bhagavad Gita Chapter 3 Verses 36 to 43

Meaning of Bhagavad Gita Chapter 3 Verses 36-43: in Verse 36 Arjun questioned that ‘Oh God! How does this man out of compulsion; even unwilling get indulged in committing sin? The giver of the knowledge of Gita replies in Verse 37 – 43 that Inspired by all three qualities (Rajgun Brahma, Satgun Vishnu, and Tamgun Shiv), the human attains ignorance. Then subdued with lust, anger, fascination, greed, ego, he commits sin. The mind is the head of these senses who commit all these sins. Kill the mind-form enemy with true spiritual knowledge. 

Conclusion - Sant Rampal Ji Maharaj has explained the real meaning of the important Verses of pious Shrimad Bhagavad Gita Chapter 3. Brahma-Kaal had all the foul intention to make war hence, continuously persuades warrior Arjuna who gets confused by his double meaning statements, therefore, asks for the right advice so that his welfare could happen. The baseless way of worship, that is, the arbitrary practice of trinity Gods such as forced meditation, etc. have been exposed in this chapter since Brahma, Vishnu, Shiva are not the provider of salvation. They are in the cycle of birth and death. It has been stated that emancipation is never attained by religious sacrifices, one can only get materialistic comforts with ‘Yajnas’. Beings who do not do meritorious acts are called the thieves of God. This chapter provides evidence that Satpurush is the creator of Brahm-Kaal. Only that Omnipresent, Immortal God (Sarvgatam Brahm) who is always situated in Yagya is worth worshipping as a respectable God. There is a mention of IshH (Kshar Purush), Ishwar (Akshar Purush), and Parmeshwar (Param Akshar Purush). It has been said that the meritorious rites performed without the fulfillment of wishes are fully beneficial. The notoriousness of Shri Krishna highlighted here proves there is a difference between saying and doing. A clever educated person who does not accept the truth mentioned in the scriptures is foolish. It is told that a wise man should worship according to scriptures which are better than the practice of others doing baseless worship.