Simple Meaning of Bhagavad Gita Chapter 4 by Sant Rampal Ji

Bhagavad Gita Simple Meaning of Bhagavad Gita Chapter 4 by Sant Rampal Ji

Important Verses of Bhagavad Gita Chapter 4

Saint Rampal Ji Maharaj has done a translation of Shrimad Bhagavad Gita Chapter 4 in which there is the analysis of God’s true spiritual knowledge and the ignorance of other translators. Brahm-Kaal’s supernatural deeds are well explained where remaining unmanifested he performs all his crooked intentions while entering in the body of some creature who later has to suffer sins incurred in human births. It has been stated that the true spiritual knowledge obtained from enlightened saint purifies souls and helps in the attainment of emancipation.

Shrimad Bhagavad Gita Chapter 4 Verses 1-3

In Bhagavad Gita Chapter 4 Verses 1-3, God; the narrator of Gita is saying that I had said this eternal way of bhakti to God Surya (Sun). Surya (Sun God) said this to son Manu and Manu passed this on to his son Ikshwaku. In this way, this tradition was being carried on. The great knowledge had then disappeared for a long time. You are my dear friend. Therefore I have imparted the same knowledge to you. This should be kept a secret.

Please note: Why did he say to keep the knowledge a secret? Because if an ordinary man will become aware of the Kaal’s trap then Kaal lok will become empty.

Important: - Here the word ‘Surya’ is not referring to this ball of fire. He is a God whose name is Surya; like, on this earth also, some have names like Suryakant, Suraj, etc. In Bhagavad Gita Chapter 4 Verse 4, Arjun asks that your birth is of this time whereas God Surya’s birth is of earlier times. How is this possible that at inception you only imparted this knowledge to Surya?

Shrimad Bhagavad Gita Chapter 4 Verses 5-9

The Narrator of Gita is in the Cycle of Birth and Death

In Bhagavad Gita Chapter 4 Verses 5 to 9, God Kaal is saying that Arjun, you, and I have had several births. You do not know all of them; I know. I, being the immortal soul that does not take birth as a human being and also being the God of all living beings (of the 21 Brahmands), by subjugating my Prakriti (Ashtangi Durga/Sheranwali) give rise to Maya’s Govind, Sri Brahma-Sri Vishnu-Sri Shiv. Then from them only, create Sri Krishna-Sri Ram-Sri Parshuram etc-etc (Srijami) as incarnations and then secretively appear in them.

Shrimad Bhagavad Gita Chapter 4 Verse 7

In Bhagavad Gita Chapter 4 Verse 7 it is said- Whenever there is a decline of Dharm (religion / righteousness) and an uprising of Adharm (irreligion / immorality), then I create (Srijami) my incarnations and those incarnations appear to protect sadhus (virtuous) and destroy the non-sadhus (wicked). Brahm (Kaal), the narrator of Holy Gita, is saying that Arjun, even I have birth and death. You do not know this; I know. The same evidence is in Gita Chapter 10 Verse 2 where it has been said that the sages, deities, etc. born out of me do not know about my creation. In Gita Chapter 4 Verse 9 it is made evident that my births are supernatural. This Brahm (Kaal), after creating a Brahmlok, lives there in three forms (Mahabrahma, Mahavishnu, Mahashiv). He has birth and death. He dies in Shiv form when his son, Trilokiye Shiv, has died 70,000 (seventy thousand) times. Therefore, has described his birth and death as divine transcendental. For further information, read Information on Destruction.

‘O Arjun! My births and actions are divine. One who does not understand its essence in this way, he after abandoning the body, gets trapped in my web. (After keeping him in heaven-great heaven for some time, puts him back in the 84 lakh births). He who understands the truth about me, Kaal, that completely knowledgeable person does not have a rebirth.

Important: - In Bhagavad Gita Chapter 2 Verse 12 and also in this Bhagavad Gita Chapter 4 Verse 5, it is evident that birth-death is inevitable. Then in Bhagavad Gita Chapter 9 Verse 7, it is said that at the end of kalp (age) all the living beings (of heaven, hell, and Earth) get destroyed. And then at the beginning of kalp (age) I will do creation i.e. temporary birth and death ended, not the permanent. Kaal God creates good souls (great souls) i.e. gives them birth. Then himself entering into them, secretively gets his job done and does not himself appear in the form. This is his hard and fast/unchanging and eternal rule that he never appears in the form. Evidence in Bhagavad Gita Chapter 7 Verse 24, 25.

All the living beings of the three loks are under the control of this Kaal. He is their master. Therefore, is saying that on the decline of Dharm/righteousness, to kill the sinful living beings [having entered into King Puranjay; Brahm-Kaal destroyed demons who used to trouble deities. While entering in the body of King Purukuts killed ‘Gandharvs’ who used to trouble ‘Naagvanshi’. Having entered into Parsuram Ji’s body, wiped out Kshatriyas. Then having entered into Durvasa Ji, along with 56 crore Yadavs consumed God Krishna and Krishna Ji’s family. On entering into Kapil muni wiped out 60 thousand sons of king ‘Sagad’. Similarly on entering into Chunak rishi destroyed the tormenting elements, the army of 72 crore soldiers of king Maandhata and protected Dharm and on entering into Sri Krishna caused the terrible battle of Mahabharata and himself remained hidden], I give rise to my incarnations. My births and actions are astounding. One who understands me like this, he, abandoning (the three Gunas) Brahma, Vishnu, and Mahesh, worships only me and comes to me only i.e. becomes my food. (On sending him to Mahaswarg/ great heaven saves him from birth-death for a long time. Then puts him into 84 lakh births, and one who understands the truth, he does not have a rebirth because those devotees go in refuge of complete saint, that is, enlightened saint and worship Supreme God and attain salvation.

Shrimad Bhagavad Gita Chapter 4 Verses 10-15

Completely Knowledgeable persons do not remain in Kaal’s Trap

In Bhagavad Gita Chapter 4 Verses 10-15, God Kaal is saying that whose love-hatred have died down, who have understood in essence that I am the doer of all the actions in these 21 Brahmands and am the master, they have become ‘Matavlambi’. [Note: They are Kabir Hans (souls), the worshippers of the three mantras, who by doing sumiran (chanting by remembering) of Satyanaam and Saarnaam, and seeing the actual form of Kaal, get through (go to Satlok) by stepping on his head]. Like, in Bhagavad Gita Chapter 7 Verse 17, it is said that I like the knowledgeable persons and I am dear to them. Because they instead of worshipping the three Gunas (Rajgun Brahma Ji, Satgun Vishnu Ji, Tamgun Shiv Ji) worship me; that is, Brahm likewise, here in Bhagavad Gita Chapter 4 Verse 11, it is said that those who worship me, I worship them i.e. they are dear to me because they at some time on finding a Tatvadarshi saint immediately start doing the true Sadhna. Its evidence is given in Bhagavad Gita Chapters 16 and 17. Then has said that one who becomes fully acquainted with me, does not get caught in my trap, and those who worship the gods (Brahma, Vishnu, Shiva), the gods soon appear before them and give them some relief but can not liberate them completely. Therefore, you follow the scripture-based acts of bhakti like your ancestors.

Shrimad Bhagavad Gita Chapter 4 Verses 16-22

Even Trilokinath (Lord of the three regions) could not escape from the Bondage of Actions

In Bhagavad Gita Chapter 4 Verses 16 to 22 in an account on actions (Karmas), it is said that whosoever does any action should not bring ‘doership’ in it and should say, “O Master, I am doing this act being dependant on you.” This petty living being is ignorant of action-inaction (Karm-akarm). One who performs actions without any desires is a pandit (a learned person) and does not get bound in the bondage of actions. Therefore in this very Bhagavad Gita Chapter in Verse 34 it is stated that the knowledge of all the actions is only possible through Tatvagyan (the true spiritual knowledge) that which God is worthy of being worshipped and who is not? Then the devotee instead of being bound to the bondage of actions, inflicted by Brahm, will go to Satlok. And then becomes free from the bondage of actions forever. 

One does not get released from the bondage of actions by the knowledge up to Brahm; they (actions) have to be borne. Please ponder, who can be a greater learned person than God Vishnu? He also had birth as Sri Ramchandra on being bound to the bondage of actions. Because he gave Maharishi Narad Ji a monkey’s face, based on which Narad Ji cursed God Vishnu Ji. Based on the bondage of that action he took birth in King Dashrath’s house, went to exile, and killed Bali. Being bound to the bondage of the action of killing Bali, that soul of Vishnu took birth in the form of Sri Krishna in Dwapar Yug. Then Bali’s soul, who was a hunter at that time, took revenge of that action by shooting an arrow in Sri Krishna Ji’s foot. He had to take birth in Krishna form because of being bound to the bondage of this very action.

Only God Kabir Sahib (Kabir Bandichod) can liberate one from the bondage of actions. Therefore, he is called ‘Bandichhor’ (the Liberator). It is also evident in Holy Yajurved Chapter 5 Mantra 32 and Yajurveda Chapter 8 Mantra 13 that (Kaviranghaari asi) Kabir Parmeshwar (God) is the enemy of sins i.e. is the destroyer of sins; (Bambhaariasi) that God Kabir is the enemy of bondages i.e. is Bandichhor, the Liberator from the prison of Kaal’s bondage of actions.

Amar karoon Satlok pathaoon Taatein Bandichhor kahaoon

Essence- Shrimad Bhagavad Gita Chapter 4 Verses 23-24

The essence of Bhagavad Gita Chapter 4 Verses 23-24 is that a devotee; who performs all actions by observing God as the witness, his all actions are like Brahm’s (God’s). Because that Tatvagyani (the knower of the truth) devotee does not practice arbitrary behavior opposite to the ordinances of the scriptures. Therefore, his words and actions are engaged in praising God and are engrossed in the thoughts of God all the time. He performs actions after thorough consideration.

Shrimad Bhagavad Gita Chapter 4 Verses 25-30

By Mistake the Seeker considers His worship to be the Destroyer of Sins

In Bhagavad Gita Chapter 4 Verses 25 to 30, has said that in this different types of acts of worship have been described. It has been said that some devotees are doing Karma Yoga by doing hawan yagya (religious sacrifices), some are engaged in Sadhna (restraining) of senses; sitting in a posture by closing ears, nose, eyes, etc. and some have engaged their senses of actions and senses of knowledge in Yagya of knowledge. Some are doing charity (wealth), some are following ascetic practices. Some are fasting intensely; some, considering action to be greater than other practices and study of scriptures, are engrossed in spiritual actions and others are performing the act of bhakti by following the method of Pranayam (in Yoga, Breathing exercise of restraining breath) and are believing that all these acts of bhakti are destroyers of sins. 

Please Ponder: God Krishna was in the form of Arjun’s guru (like, in Bhagavad Gita Chapter 2 Verse 7, Arjun himself is saying that I am in your refuge and is your disciple). When Yudhishthir started getting nightmares then they had asked the reason and solution from Sri Krishna Ji (Guru). God had said that the sins committed in the battle are causing distress to you. He had described Yagya only to be its solution. Yagya was performed. Then a hunter named Baliya, who was the soul of Bali, shot an arrow in God Krishna’s foot. At that time, Sri Krishna Ji said to Arjun and all Pandavas that you should go on Himalaya and being free from attachment, abandoning possessiveness and affection, and overpowering senses and by keeping restraint should do Sadhana of OM mantra. All of your (Pandavas) sins will be eliminated. Pandavas did the same but went to hell. There is evidence in the epic Mahabharata. It proves that sins are not destroyed by the way of worship mentioned in Vedas and Gita Ji, they have to be borne. Other accomplishments like supernatural powers and attainment of heaven-great heaven are achieved. But sinful deeds are not eliminated because the knowledge of Vedas and Gita is incomplete. 

Saint Garibdas Ji after obtaining true spiritual knowledge from God Kabir has said

Garib, Rig Yaju Saam Atharvan, charon Ved chitbhangi Re |
Suksham Ved Saheb ka banche, so Hansa Satsangi Re ||

Meaning: It has been written in Vedas that ‘Neti’ means ‘Na iti’, that is, the knowledge which is in four Vedas is not complete. There is no end to this spiritual knowledge in Vedas (‘Na iti’). Therefore, it has been said in this speech that the knowledge of Rigveda, Yajurveda, Samveda, and Athrvaved being incomplete is ‘Chitbhangi’ means creates confusion in mind. God, Himself has told complete spiritual knowledge, that is real. The pious soul who reads Sukshma Veda has that true spiritual knowledge, is ‘Satsangi’. Sukshma Veda is also called Tatvagyan, whose description has been given in this very Chapter 4 Verse 32, and 34. Like, there is concise knowledge of Vedas in Shrimad Bhagavad Gita. There is a lot of confusing knowledge in it. Due to which the readers and translators could not understand that in Gita Chapter 4 Verse 5, Chapter 2 Verse 12, Chapter 10 Verse 2, the narrator of Gita is telling himself to be mortal. The birth-death will remain forever. Whereas the followers of Hinduism and the spiritual leaders, and promoters consider Shri Krishan to be the narrator of Gita. They consider Shri Krishna to be Vishnu. They believe Shri Vishnu aka Shri Krishna to be immortal and the greatest God. They say no Lord is above Shri Krishan means Shri Vishnu. He is the Lord of infinite universes. In this way, the readers get confused that in the above-mentioned Verses of the Chapters Shri Krishan was telling himself to be mortal. We have heard immortal. In Gita Chapter 7 Verse 12-15, and 20-23, the worshippers of ‘trigunmaya’ ie. Rajgun Brahma, Satgun Vishnu, and Tamgun Shiv, etc. deities are called to be demonic, lowest amongst men, evil-doers, and foolish people. In Gita Chapter 7 Verse 16-18, the giver of the knowledge of Gita tells to worship him, but in Verse 18 he tells the attainment, that is, liberation from his devotion is inferior.  

The knowledge giver of Bhagavad Gita in Chapter 15 Verse 17, and Gita Chapter 8 Verse 3, 8-10, 20-22, and in Gita Chapter 18 Verse 46, 61-62, 66 and in many verses have told there is another supreme God apart from Him who in reality is immortal, the creator of all creatures and entire universes and the nurturer of everyone (Uttam PurusH tu AnyH). The narrator of Gita has told him to go to His shelter. It has been told that with His grace only; Sanatan ultimate abode and supreme peace can be attained. Who is that God? This is not clear in Gita and Ved. For His information, it has been told in Gita Chapter 4 Verse 32, and 34 that Param Akshar Brahm through nectar speech uttered from His lotus mouth tells true spiritual knowledge. He tells the descriptive knowledge of Yajnas, that is, religious sacrifices in that Tatvagyan. Knowing that the seeker gets rid of sins. Liberation from sins means attaining complete salvation. Understand that true spiritual knowledge from enlightened saint. The true spiritual knowledge is neither in Vedas nor in Gita, it is in Suksham Ved which is with no one in the whole world at present; except with me (Rampal Das). Due to this reason, all the translators of Gita, the readers, and promoters are confused. They call Shri Krishan ie. Shri Vishnu Ji the narrator of Gita. They call him to be the superior God whereas, the giver of the knowledge of Gita tells there is some other supreme God (Uttam Purush =Purushottam). There is a description of Satnaam and Sarnaam in Sukshma Veda. 

A devotee who does sumiran of Satnaam and Saarnaam attains the Sanatan (ancient) Brahm (SatPurush) and his birth-death ends permanently. The worshipper of Purna Parmatma (the Supreme God) does more of Gyan Yagya along with the other four Yagyas. Gyan Yagya – the study of religious texts morning, evening, and afternoon, listening to spiritual discourse and reading religious books, and simultaneously also does Jaap of Guru Mantra through breaths. That devotee’s sins get destroyed and he attains eternal liberation. Sachhidanandghan Brahm means complete God himself appears on earth and provides complete spiritual knowledge (BrahanH) from His lotus-mouth (Mukhe), the same evidence has been provided in this Chapter 4 Verse 32.

Shrimad Bhagavad Gita Chapter 4 Verses 31-32

Yagya is also Necessary along with Naam (Mantra)

It has been said in Bhagavad Gita Chapter 4 Verses 31-32 that the unscriptural practice explained in Gita Chapter 4 Verses 25-30 with that the remaining seekers do practice according to scriptures. Apart from Yagya, those who experience the joy (nectar) of the Jaap of Satnam and Saarnaam, attain the Supreme God (Sanatan Brahm). Describing Yagya also as essential has said that along with Naam Sadhna, five Yagyas (Dharm-meritorious acts, dhyaan-concentration, hawan-sacrificial fire, pranaam-prostrating body in submission, gyaan-knowledge i.e. study of religious texts) are also essential. For instance, after sowing the seed of Satnam and Saarnaam, the Yagya-like manure and water are also very essential in it. As a result of which the plant of devotion becomes mature. If only Naam Sadhna is done and no Yagya is performed then just as with the shortage of water and manure the plants dries up, likewise, by not doing Yagya, a devotee becomes arrogant, ruthless, and faithless. Without the Jaap of the actual mantra, only Yagya is also fruitless. Those who have not taken Naam updesh from Guru Ji, or after taking Naam updesh, and Naam also should be Satnaam and Saarnaam, do not perform the five Yagyas, they will not attain any benefit in this region, then how can they attain any in Parlok (the other lok/world)? The meaning is the complete devotional path granted by the complete Saint is only beneficial. Arjun, one who performs Yagya by considering the Supreme God situated in Yagyas as his deity, he, by doing sumiran of the actual mantras along with the Yagyas, attains the nectar of complete liberation i.e. attains the Purna Parmatma.

It has been said in Gita Chapter 4 Verses 32 that there is a detailed description of all the Yagyas in the Suksham Ved by the Purna Parmatma from his lotus mouth which are accomplished by physical acts of bhakti. On knowing this one becomes liberated. Even I (God who is narrating Gita) do not know that Tatvagyan (the True spiritual Knowledge). For the description of the path of complete liberation of the Purna Parmatma, it has been said in Gita Chapter 4 Verses 34 that find the saint who knows the Tattavgyan.

It has been said in Gita Chapter 4 Verses 25-30 that some seekers worship deities through Yagya means perform religious sacrifices, others restrain senses through forced mediation (Hath Yoga), some do breathing activities and hard tenacity and non-violence, fasting, donation. Some others do abstinence. All these seekers consider their practice to be the destroyer of sins. It has been said in Verse 32 that along with above-mentioned practices the complete knowledge of the path to attain emancipation has been told in detail by Sachhidanandghan Brahm, that is, supreme God in His nectar speech uttered from His lotus-mouth, that is, in Sachhidanandghan Brahm speech (Sukshma Veda means Kabir Vani), that is the true spiritual knowledge. It has been said in Gita Chapter 4 Verses 34 that understand that knowledge (that is told by Sachhidanandghan Brahm, that Tatvagyan) from enlightened saint whose identity has been told in Gita Chapter 15 Verse 1.

Shrimad Bhagavad Gita Chapter 4 Verses 33-35

Complete Liberation is Possible after Taking Naam from Tatvadarshi Saints

Important: The purport of Bhagavad Gita Chapter 4 Verses 33 to 35 is that the narrator of Gita says ‘O Arjun! Go to the Tatvadarshi saints who have the complete knowledge and the solution of the Purna Parmatma. Submissively and respectfully prostrate before them, with love and courtesy ask the path to that God. Then those saints will tell the way (Satnaam and Saarnaam ie. OM-Tat-Sat mantra) of achieving Purna Parmatma, knowing which you will not be deluded by ignorance. Then you, based on this knowledge only, will first of all, know yourself that how did I get caught in Kaal’s trap and then will see me (in Kaal form); then you will try your best to get out of here. See the distinctive feature of a Tatvadarshi saint in Bhagavad Gita Chapter 15 Verse 1 to 4. In Bhagavad Gita Chapter 4 Verse 33 to 42, Kaal God, the narrator of Holy Srimad Bhagavad Gita Ji, said that knowledge Yagya is superior to wealth Yagya (charity-donation, community meals, donating clothes, construction of well, dharamshala, etc). I am unaware of that Supreme God’s tatvagyan i.e. I do not know. Therefore, go to a knowledgeable (Dheeranam) saint who has complete knowledge about the Purna Parmatma and gathers full information (the path to Purna Brahm Parmatma); first of all, prostrate before those Purna Saints (complete saints), then serve them, and then with great submissiveness and courtesy ask them the way to attain Purna Parmatma. Then becoming pleased they will explain the entire tatvagyan to you and will do your good by giving Naam updesh. Then you will be able to understand me that I am actually Kaal. First of all, you will understand yourself that Who are you and how did you get caught in my (Kaal’s) trap? Then you will look at me (considering me Kaal) with a different perspective (not with the previous disposition). When you will come to know about the Purna Parmatma, then you will search for the Complete Guru who will give you Satnam and Saarnaam. Then after taking Jaap of three mantras (in which one is Om+ Tat+ Sat, these two are indicative mantras which only that Complete Saint can tell) from that Tattavdarshi saint you will become free from all the sins. When you will acquire full knowledge about me (Kaal), then will do Naam Jaap and bhajan with full interest. The intense interest in Satyanaam and Saarnaam will destroy the sins like fire i.e. that God has this power that He can end all the sins of a living being; whereas, Brahm (Kaal) can not do so. One who has gained complete information will attain supreme peace i.e by doing Sadhana of Purna Parmatma will become completely liberated.

A devotee, whose all doubts have been dispelled, has surrendered himself to the Purna Parmatma. That knowledgeable person severs the demon of doubt with the sword of Tatvagyan. Therefore, get up i.e become alert, listen to the Tattavgyan from the Tatvadarshi sant, and become firm on the scripture-based acts of bhakti. The same evidence is provided in Gita Chapter 15 Verse 1-4 in which the identity of the enlightened saint has been told and is said that with the true spiritual form weapon cut the ignorance; after that, the supreme abode of that God should be searched having gone where seekers do not return to this world ie. attains complete salvation. 

Summary Shrimad Bhagavad Gita Chapter 4 Verses 36 to 42

Shrimad Bhagavad Gita Chapter 4 Verse 36

In Bhagavad Gita Chapter 4 Verse 36 it is said that by doing the above knowledge and practice, the seeker (papebhyH) if (Apee) is a greater sinner than other sinners (paapkritamH), even then with the boat of true spiritual knowledge will pass well from the sea of sins because it is the enlightened saint who provides salvation mantras which destroys all sins. The impeccant soul after purification attains God. 

Shrimad Bhagavad Gita Chapter 4 Verse 37

In Bhagavad Gita Chapter 4 Verse 37 it is said that Knowing the true spiritual knowledge and doing spiritual practice after taking the name initiation from the enlightened saint; the sins of the seeker are consumed in such a way as if the fire burns fuel. The meaning is that the saint who will explain true spiritual knowledge will also tell Sadhana which will destroy sins. Then the seeker does not commit any sinful act in the future. Almighty Kabir has also said in Sukshma Veda that

Kabir, Jab hi Satnaam hriday dharo, bhayo paap ko naash |
Jaise chingari agni ki, pade purane ghans || 

Meaning: By taking name initiation from a Complete Guru, and by sincerely, remaining in devotional dignity and chanting Satnaam the sins are destroyed in such a way, for example, if a spark of fire falls in the old dry grass, the grass is burned and consumed. 

Shrimad Bhagavad Gita Chapter 4 Verse 38

In Bhagavad Gita Chapter 4 Verse 38 it is said, therefore, there is no purifier like true spiritual knowledge in this world that purifies anyone who comes in contact. Based on that knowledge, the devotee who comes into contact with the enlightened saint whose conscience is purified, himself describes his experience (Vindit).

Shrimad Bhagavad Gita Chapter 4 Verse 39

In Bhagavad Gita Chapter 4 Verse 39 it is said that the enlightened saint beyond (ParH) attains (Labhte) complete knowledge (gyanam) of the Sukshmaveda by restraining senses (Tat). By attaining that true spiritual knowledge from the true spiritual leader the seeker soon (Param) attains the ultimate peace other than the attainment from Brahm’s practice.

Shrimad Bhagavad Gita Chapter 4 Verse 40

In Bhagavad Gita Chapter 4 Verse 40 it is said that the ignorant who has not got true spiritual knowledge, his doubt does not end. He surely deviates from the true path and perishes. For a skeptical person, neither this world nor the other world (Parlok) is pleasing.

Shrimad Bhagavad Gita Chapter 4 Verse 41

In Bhagavad Gita Chapter 4 Verse 41 it is said that ‘O Dhananjay! One who has heard the true spiritual knowledge and through discretion has destroyed the doubts, who has left all devotional deeds on God. He does not commit sins again. Because of which he does not get bind with the bondage of deeds.

Shrimad Bhagavad Gita Chapter 4 Verse 42

In Bhagavad Gita Chapter 4 Verse 42 it is said that thinking in this way, O Bharat! Cut your skepticism generated in your heart with the knowledge-form sword (Yogam Aatisht) and be situated in devotional action (Uttishth) stand for spiritual practice, that is, get ready for devotion.

Interpretation: In the translation of Gita Chapter 4 Verse 42 apart from me (writer-translator Rampal Das) all translators in their translation have written that stand for war which is incorrect because in the entire Chapter 4 there is the analysis of God’s true spiritual knowledge and ignorance. It has been clarified that by understanding the incomplete and arbitrary devotional deeds against the scriptures by true spiritual knowledge, by abandoning them and doing the duty of devotional deeds by understanding from the enlightened saint the true spiritual knowledge as given by the complete God from His lotus mouth. Then cut off ignorance with a prudent sword and settle it basis (Yogam) spiritual practice (Athisth). Stand up (Uttisth) for devotion, that is, gear up for true worship. The topic to be considered is that the spiritual discussion is going on. Yoga means to do devotion. In this case, writing to stand for war is proof of the superficiality of the translators.  

Conclusion: The giver of the knowledge of Shrimad Bhagavad Gita in Chapter 4 tells Arjuna that he has told this eternal way of devotion to Sun God who told Manu and further it reached to his son Ikshwaku. After a long time, this knowledge has been provided to Arjuna. Important to note here is-Why did he say to keep the knowledge a secret? The answer is also provided. Because he remains unmanifested being cursed. It has been stated that the narrator of Gita is in the cycle of birth-death. He does not appear in his original form and while entering someone’s body like a Phantom he fulfills all his wicked intentions. Creates havoc, kills many people but the sins have to be borne by that innocent soul. Once the seeker gets the complete knowledge about Brahm-Kaal he does not remain in Kaal’s trap. The Lord of the three regions also could not escape from the bondage of actions. Whatever practice devotees are doing they consider it to be the destroyer of sins. It is also told that along with chanting Naam, Yagya is essential. The name initiation has to be obtained from an enlightened saint to attain emancipation. It has been made clear that the impeccant soul after purification attains God. The true translation of all the Verses has been done by the great Tatvadarshi Saint Rampal Ji Maharaj.