Vedic Discussion on Gita-vijnanabhashya-buddhiyoga

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Shri Shankar Shikshayatan organised a discussion on Pandit Motilal Shastri’s Gitavijnanabhashya on March 31, 2022. This is the second part of the discussion on the book. The first discussion was on jnana-yoga.


Pandit Motilal Shastri has explained four vidyas or knowledge systems in Gitavijnana-bhashya—rajarshividya, sidhavidya, arshavidya and rajavidya. Rajarshividya contains 50 upadesha (teachings) from seven Upanishads. Budhiyoga is explained in the shlokas 38 to 72 of the second chapter in Shrimad Bhagavadgita based on the second Upanishad containing seven upadesha. The present discussion is based on budhiyoga. According to Shastriji, wherever the term `yoga` has occurred in the Gita, it meant budhiyoga.


The main speaker during the discussion was Prof. Manulata Sharma, former head of department, Sanskrit, Banaras Hindu University, who focused her presentation on the first three teachings contained in the second Upanishad. She said the first upadesha taught the importance of  budhiyoga over jnanayoga. The second teaching urged the seeker following budhiyoga without any expectation. That is the true vedic dharma. In the third upadesha, we are told to give up all expectations and follow a life of action.


The second speaker was Dr Dhananjaymani Tripathi of Jamia  Millia Islamia University. He spoke on the last four teachings of the seven upadesha given in the second Upanishad.


Chairing the session, Prof. Santosh Kumar Shukla, convener, Shri Shankar Shikshayatan and Acharya, Sanskrit and Prachyavidya Studies Centre, Jawaharlal Nehru University, explained that Pandit Motilal Shastri had given a detailed presentation of the four vidyas. He said there was a clear reference to rajarshividya in Bhagavad Gita’s fourth chapter. Bhagwan Krishna has given a chronology of the vidya—from me to the sun, from the sun to vaivastha, to Manu and to Ikshavak. From there, rajarshis received the knowledge.


The programme, attended by over 150 participants from different universities and institutions, was coordinated by Dr Mani Shankar Dwivedi of Shikshayatan.







श्रीशंकर शिक्षायतन(वैदिक शोध संस्थान), नई दिल्ली द्वारा दिनांक ३१ मार्च २०२२ को वैदिकविज्ञान-व्याख्यानमाला के अन्तर्गत गीताविज्ञानभाष्य-बुद्धियोगविर्श  विषयक अन्तर्जालीय व्याख्यान का समायोजन किया गया। पं. मोतीलाल शास्त्री द्वारा प्रणीत गीताविज्ञानभाष्य के अन्तर्गत चार विद्याओं का वर्णन प्राप्त होता है। ये विद्याएँ हैं-राजर्षिविद्या,  सिद्धविद्या, आर्षविद्या एवं राजविद्या। इनमें राजर्षि विद्या एक महत्त्वपूर्ण विषय के रूप में प्रतिपादित है। इस राजर्षिविद्या के अन्तर्गत सात उपनिषदों में निहित कुल ५० उपदेशों को समाहित किया गया है। इसी राजर्षिविद्या के द्वितीय उपनिषद् के अन्तर्गत विवेचित सात उपदेशों में श्रीमद्भगवद्गीता के द्वितीय अध्याय के श्लोक संख्या ३८ से ७२ तक के श्लोकों को आधार बनाकर बुद्धियोग का प्रतिपादन किया गया है। इन्हीं सात उपदेशों को आधार बनाकर शास्त्रीजी द्वारा प्रतिपादित बुद्धियोग पर यह व्याख्यान समायोजित था। Read Full Report


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