Vanity thought #948. Abandon the variety


The concluding Bhagavad Gītā verse, sarva-dharmān parityajya, starts with “Abandon all varieties of religion and just surrender unto Me.” In the context of previous chapters Śrila Prabhupāda explains that by varieties of religion Kṛṣṇa means all the things He’s covered before, the list is long but certainly incomplete: “..knowledge of the Supreme Brahman, knowledge of the Supersoul, knowledge of the different types of orders and statuses of social life, knowledge of the renounced order of life, knowledge of nonattachment, sense and mind control, meditation, etc.” (BG 18.66). I would like to talk about this “variety” a bit more.

Playing with semantics here – translation says “all varieties” so it’s possible to find “a variety” that is not on Prabhupāda’s list and add it here. I want to go a bit further and talk about “the variety”, as in “that whole thing that appears as variety”. I can’t…

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