Bhagvad Gita - Lesson 24 - Suggested Answers
He who pretends to be a yogi but actually searches for the objects of sense gratification is a Cheater. One who refuses to work in Krishna consciousness but makes a show of meditation, while actually dwelling within the mind upon sense enjoyment is a Cheater. There are many pseudo meditators who misrepresent themselves as belonging to high parentage, and great professional men who falsely pose that they have sacrificed everything for the sake of advancement in spiritual life even they are cheaters.
Q2) When can one become a YOGI?२. कोई योगी कब बन सकता है?
One can become a yogi by simply controlling his senses by his mind and begin karma yoga, live life in Krishna Consciousness without any material attachments. He one who understands his prime svartha-gati or goal of self interest is to reach Vishnu or Sri Krishna. One can reach this goal by simply following the institution of varna and ashrama which is designed for our reaching the goal. A house holder can reach this goal by leading a regulated life in Krishna Consciousness. A sincere sweeper in the street who is in Krishna Consciousness is far much better than a person who is a cheater, meditating for the sake of a living.
Q3) Explain the shloka 3.9 Yagya arthat....?३. श्लोक ३.९ यज्ञार्थात्.....की व्याख्या कीजिए ।
Work done as a sacrifice for Vishnu has to be performed, otherwise work causes bondage in this material world. Therefore, O son of Kunti, perform your prescribed duties for His satisfaction, and in that way you will always remain free from bondage. Meaning- one should work for the satisfaction of Lord Vishnu, can be pleased through sacrificial performances i.e., Yagya. So whether we perform a Yagya or serve Lord Vishnu both serve the same purpose. When someone perform these activities, he attains liberation as any other work done in this material world causes bondage.