A Report of National Seminar
Pandit Madhusudan Ojha's commentaries on Bhagavad Gita are divided into four sections--rahasya khanda, sheershaka khanda, acharya khanda and hridaya khanda. In rahasya khanda, he has detailed Gita-nama-rahasya, Gitashastra-rahasya and Gita-vishaya-rahasya. The national seminar focused on Gita-shastra-rahasya.
Shri Shankar Shikshayatan organised a national seminar on Gitashastra-rahasya on October 30,2022.
The meeting was chaired by Prof. Santosh Kumar Shukla, Professor, Sanskrit and indic Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University and convener, Shri Shankar Shikshayatan.
The speakers included Dr Viswabandhu of Sanchi Buddha Bharatiya Jnana Studies University, Sanchi, Dr Ashutosh Dwivedi, Jai Prakash University, Chapra, Bihar, Dr Sadhana Sharma, Kameshwar Singh University, Darbhanga, Bihar, Dr Ambarish Mishra, Bharat Mishra Sanskrit College, Chapra, Dr Vikas Singh, Marwari College, Chapra and Dr Babua Narain Mishra of Kendriya Vidyalaya, Silchar, Assam.
Pandit Madhusudan Ojha in his Gitashastra-rahasya explains the subject in six chapters or `prakash` (light). In the first chapter, titled Bhashya Vivaksha, Ojhaji has explained two basic elements of Brahma and Karma. The fusion of Brahma and Karma leads to Creation. The second chapter is called Tatparyanirukti which focuses on atma and its forms as Brahma and Karma. The third chapter, Brahmakarmabhinaya, explains the four divisions of buddhiyoga--vairagya vidya, dharma vidya, siddha vidya and raj vidya. The fourth chapter gives an explanation of vidhya budhi. The fifth chapter is lakshyagita in which bhaktiyoga, jnanayoga and karmayoga are discussed. The final chapter is Gitasaptati which establishes the history of creation.
The speakers presented various aspects of this book by Ojhaji. Prof. Santosh Kumar Shukla in his presidential address mentioned the uniqueness of Ojhaji’s viewpoint.
The meeting was organised and coordinated by Dr Lakshmi Kant Vimal and Dr Mani Shankar Dwivedi of Shri Shankar Shikshayatan.