Adhisthanam tatha karta 18.14



adhiṣhṭhānaṁ tathā kartā karaṇaṁ ca pṛithag-vidham

vividhāś ca pṛithak ceṣṭā daivaṁ caivā pañcamam


adhiṣhṭhānaṁ – upon the fulfillment of one’s place in life

tathā -in that way

kartā -inorder to perform

karaṇaṁ – the reason for 

ca -also

pṛithag-vidham -the manner or mode (vidham) of prakriti or being born on earth

vividhāś – in various forms

ca -also

pṛithak -seperated by

ceṣṭā – conduct

daivaṁ -one’s belief in God

caivā -certainly,

pañcamam – the five senses


Full meaning:

Upon the fulfillment of one’s place in life in that way inorder to perform, the reason for also the manner or mode or path of prakriti, having been born on this earth in various forms also separated by conduct, one’s belief in God and certainly the five senses. 


Why are we on this earth in various forms separated by our belief in God, conduct and the 5 senses, be it the scripture of mankind.   Do all of our 5 senses work the same way? To further explain, think about what does sociology tell us about about behaviors and who we relate to and what we relate to, what separates our various forms and senses here on earth. 


What does the text say?


One’s body which is the seat of action, agreed. The ego claiming to be an actor, that is funny! The several instruments of action (like the senses and the mind etc),  and now the varied and the distinct types of movements involved, finally the unknown factors (or the “deities presiding over the senses) as the fifth, these are the 5 causal factors?  There is a deity presiding over the senses? This information is extreme, and I don’t know how people say they have read the Gita, is this what they are reading. I personally do not understand this translation of it. Hence, my work and effort. Take a look at the meaning I have for this again.  

What I am more fascinated by is the extension of this verse which involves the philosophy of understanding the prthag-vidham (or prakriti) and the 5 senses, this could be another mini book. 

About Iksvakave

I am on a quest to understand my religion --- Hinduism. I have decided to keep a log of my discoveries, and experiences and what I have come to learn in the process. I like to travel through people vicariously. To observe the working of the mind, body and spirit. And heart. The soul infact is what our bodies have and what we are ultimately or in the end! The pricelessness of the soul is a soul is only potentially divine. Our journey here is therefore to understand that divinity in our lives. The ideals of societies, language, culture religion, and spirituality, is what interests me. what we know and don't know and outside of our four walls, maybe the priceless truth of that journey here on earth also, our yoga to be learned and equally perfected in life. What this blog is about is the values of the mother tongue India. And the values and culture of India and my nationality America. Pricelessness of it one will come to know you see. The forehead, is the center of the Hindu conscious. veena kodali

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