[Advaita-l] Why did Krishna said that he was unable to repeat Gita?

Srirudra srirudra at gmail.com
Tue Nov 1 02:04:39 CDT 2016

I do not agree that Sri Arjuna has failed to fully grasp the lessons as claimed.Because of His rapt attention to what was delivered to Him by Sri Krishna He raised many relevant queries to Sri Krishna's lessons and that is how we have a Gita which is not incomprehensible .Also in the concluding stanza by Him He says "gatha Sandheha:Karishye Vachanam Thava."So any teacher will feel happy when a student says "I had understood fully."
Why Sri Krishna was reluctant to repeat the Gita may be the atmosphere was not the same as it was in Kurukshethra.

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> On 01-Nov-2016, at 12:13 PM, Jaldhar H. Vyas via Advaita-l <advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:
> On Wed, 26 Oct 2016, Shashwata Shastri via Advaita-l wrote:
> ...
> It was not Krishna Bhagavans problem but his audience.  Shankaracharya observes in the Gitabhashya that Arjuna was a madhyama adhikari.  Not completely dumb but not the brightest either.  Why was the Gita upadesh given to him and not other eminently more suitable people such as Vedavyasa or Bhishma?  This is an illustration of the great krpa and daya of Bhagavan that he provided this precious knowledge to all not just the elite and perfected sages.
> However, a good teacher shapes his lessons to the capability of the student.  Having seen that Arjuna has failed to fully grasp the lessons of the Gita wouldn't it be futile to just keep repeating it?  Hence He took a slightly different tack in the Anugita.
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