Post Author: Swami Gaurangapada Date: 2006-01-14 06:54:29
Title: Knowledge imparted to Lord Brahma User: Swami Gaurangapada Date: 2007-03-13 20:13:04
Nityananda! Gauranga! Hare Krsna! Dear Swami Gaurangapada,
Currently I am having some discussions with some people on a forum and am using this oppurtunity to study the science of Bhagavad Gita. As I understand from Bhagavad Gita As It is, long before the Gita was spoken to Arjuna it was spoken to the sun god Vivasvan. At least 120,400,000 years ago. My question is: Was the Gita that was spoken to Arjuna and Vivasvan also the same Vedic knowledge that was imparted to Lord Brahma? Could you say that the Gita was also imparted to Lord Brahma?
I am much looking forward to hearing your answer so that I may continue my discussion in an authorised manner. yours, Nava Gauranga dasa.
Answer by Swami Gaurangapada:
Nityananda! Gauranga! Hare Krishna! The transcendental knowledge is so unlimited with infinite angles of vision that every time the unlimited Supreme Lord imparts it to someone, His instructions are unique and may not be the same. So even though, Lord Krishna imparted the knowledge of the Gita to the sun-god Vivasvan originally, it is not necessary that it was in the same form of 700 verses of the Gita which He instructed to Arjuna. The knowledge of Gita is eternal and it can be presented by the Lord with different verses and with different angles of vision everytime He desires to impart it to someone. Same is true for the Lord's instruction to Brahma in the beginning of the creation where He instructed the knowledge in the form of four verses found in the Shrimad Bhagavatam. And to Shrila Uddhava in the 11th Canto of the Shrimad Bhagavatam, the same knowledge is imparted in a different set of verses which is known as the Uddhava Gita. The Lord can never be expected to follow a stereotype method in imaprting knowledge as He is fresh, unique and ever-expanding at every moment.