Rising above the modes

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Speaker: Srila Prabhupada
Source: Subtle Cosmic Button-pusher

Bhagavad_gita_as_it_is_plate_09-e1371531068663We have to raise above the modes of material nature. Nirguna. Traigunya-visaya veda nistraigunyo bhavarjuna. That is the statement of Bhagavad-gita. In the Vedic instruction, traigunya, Vedic instruction is dealing with the three gunas, the three material modes of nature. Nistraigunyo bhavarjuna. Nistraigunya. What is that? Because when Krsna was asking Arjuna to fight, he was in the traigunya platform, in the material platform. He was thinking, “How shall I kill my grandfather? How shall I kill my teacher? How shall I kill my brother? How can I kill nephews?” This is traigunya-vicara, consideration on the material platform. Then Krsna said, nistraigunyo bhavarjuna: “Just become transcendental to the material modes of nature.” What is that transcendental material nature? “I am asking you to fight. You do it.” That is nistraigunya. Krsna is asking him. That is nistraigunya. Traigunya-visaya veda nistraigunyo bhavarjuna.