National Seminar on Gitavijnanabhashya-Gitavishayarahasya
Shri Shankar Shikshayatan in collaboration with Dr Shyama Prasad Mukherjee University, Ranchi, organised a national seminar on Gitavijnanabhashya-Gitavishayarahasya on November 26,2022.
The seminar was based on Pandit Madhusudan Ojha’s commentaries on Bhagavad Gita. His commentaries 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 seminar focused on Gita-vishaya-rahasya. In vishaya rahasya, Ojhajji has dwelt with atma in this chapter.
Opening the discussion, Dr Dhananjay Vasudev Dwivedi of Dr Shyama Prasaid Mukherjee University, said in vishaya-rahasya, Ojhaji has explained bhakti yoga. Meditation is the medium for bhakti. There are three types of meditations--satyavati, angavati and anyavati. Ojhaji has defined these different types. Satyavati is where budhi or intellect and jnana or knowledge work in tandem. Full dedication to acquire knowledge is angavati. Anyavati is when intellect and sight are at conflict.
Dr Renu Kochar Sharma of Allahabad University, Prayagaraj, spoke on atma-nivarchan. She explained how kshara-purusha, akshara-purusha and avyaya-purusha make creation happen. Dr Sanjit Kumar Jha of Chandradhari Mithila College, Darbhanga, focused on Brahma and karma and how these two elements cause creation.Dr Praveen Kumar Dwivedi of Prof. Rajendrasingh University, Prayagraj, spoke on karma-yoga. Dr Ranjan Lata of Deen Dayal Upadhyaya University Gorakhpur, elucidated on bhakti-yoga. Dr Satyendra Kumar Yadav of Sampurnanand Sanskrit University, Varanasi, spoke on budhi-yoga. He explained about vairagya-budhi, jnana-bidhi, aishwarya-budhi and dharma-budhi.
Prof. Santosh Kumar Shukla, convener, Shri Shankar Shikshayatan, explained how Ojhaji has encapsulated the entire veda vijnana in his commentary on Gita.
The programme was coordinated by Dr Lakshmi Kant Vimal and Dr Mani Shankar Dwivedi of Shri Shankar Shikshayatan.