Bhagvad Gita - Lesson 25 - Suggested Answers

Q1) Who are Demigods?
The Demigods are the authorised supplying agents on behalf of the Supreme personality of Godhead, Visnu.They occupy specific posts in the affairs of running the world.All the necessary things required for our living are supplied by Demigods.

Q2) Explain the meaning of the Veda Mantra Aahar shuddho Satva Shuddhi.....?
As it will be explained in the following verse, by performance of yajna, one's eatables become sanctified, and by eating sanctified foodstuffs, one's very existence becomes purified; by the purification of existence, finer tissues in the memory become sanctified, and when memory is sanctified, one can think of the path of liberation, and all these combined together lead to Krsna consciousness, the great necessity of present-day society.

Q3) How can Demigods remain happy?
Demigods pleasures and displeasures are dependant on the performance of yajnas by the human being.When these yajnas are perfectly performed, naturally the demigods in charge of the different departments of supply are pleased, and there is no scarcity in the supply of natural products.

Q4) What is the ultimate objective of doing Yagna?
The ultimate objective of doing Yagna is that we should make proper use of the essentials supplied by the agents of the lord to keep ourselves fit and healthy for the purpose of self-realization, leading to the ultimate goal of life, namely, liberation from the material struggle for existence.

Q5) Explain the shloka of B.G 3.13 Yagna shishta.....?

According to B.G 3.13--The devotees of the Lord are released from all kinds of sins because they eat food which is offered first for sacrifice. Others, who prepare food for personal sense enjoyment, verily eat only sin.Thus a person in love with the Supreme personality of Godhead cannot accept anything without first offering it to the Supreme person.

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