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Vedas can be served to one who knows the purpose behind them (Chapter 2 Text 46)

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    Hare Krishna Friends, Chapter 2: Contents of the Gita Summarized                                                     
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      Hare Krishna Friends,
      Chapter 2: Contents of the Gita Summarized

                                   
                                                    


                                                                              TEXT 46

                                         


                                                                  yavan artha udapane
                                                               sarvatah samplutodake
                                                                  tavan sarvesu vedesu
                                                                 brahmanasya vijanatah


                                                                          SYNONYMS

      yavan--all that; arthah--is meant; uda-pane--in a well of water; sarvatah--in all respects; sampluta-udake--in a great reservoir of water; tavan--similarly; sarvesu--in all; vedesu--Vedic literatures; brahmanasya--of the man who knows the Supreme Brahman; vijanatah--of one who is in complete knowledge.

                                                                        TRANSLATION

      All purposes that are served by the small pond can at once be served by the great reservoirs of water. Similarly, all the purposes of the Vedas can be served to one who knows the purpose behind them.

                                                                           PURPORT

      The rituals and sacrifices mentioned in the karma-kanda division of the Vedic literature are to encourage gradual development of self realization. And the purpose of self-realization is clearly stated in the Fifteenth Chapter of the Bhagavad-gita (15.15): the purpose of studying the Vedas is to know Lord Krsna, the primeval cause of
      everything. So, self-realization means understanding Krsna and one's eternal relationship with Him. The relationship of the living entities with Krsna is also mentioned in the Fifteenth Chapter of Bhagavad-gita (15.7). The living entities are parts and parcels of Krsna; therefore, revival of Krsna consciousness by the individual living entity is the highest perfectional stage of Vedic knowledge.


                                                                                                                                    .......to be continued.
      Source: Bhagavad Gita As It Is by HDG. A.C. BhaktiVedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada.

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