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Eight thousand years ago the Lord was Himself speaking the Bhagavad Gita, it was destroyed at that time. Why? The disciplic succession was destroyed

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Eight thousand years ago the Lord was Himself speaking the Bhagavad Gita, it was destroyed at that time. Why? The disciplic succession was destroyed. That is why the Lord states that the ancient yoga, it is not that I am creating one now and speaking to you now, no! I am speaking this to you only.

evaṁ rājarṣayo viduḥ, so this is not for the scholar, speculator. Big big rājarṣis like Maharaja Rsabhadeva, Prahlada Maharaja, Janak Maharaja, ? Maharaja, Pariksit Maharaja, Dhruv Maharaja, all big big kings. (indistinct). Although ksatriya, Ambarisa Maharaja, big big kings. It is stated in the Bhagavatam, it is there in the history that there are many great rājarṣis. They understand the essence of the Bhagavad Gita. It is not meant for everyone. And sa kāleneha mahatā yogo naṣṭaḥ paran-tapa, why was it destroyed? Eight thousand years ago the Lord was Himself speaking the Bhagavad Gita, it was destroyed at that time. Why? The disciplic succession was destroyed. That is why the Lord states that the ancient yoga, it is not that I am creating one now and speaking to you now, no! I am speaking this to you only. Why are you speaking to me only? I am not a brahmana, a Vedantist, I am a king, come here to fight (indistinct). bhakto ’si (BG 4.3), that is why one is not qualified to hear the Bhagavad Gita till he does not become a devotee. (indistinct) He should be able to understand. So that qualification. Did Krishna not find anyone else so speak the Bhagavad Gita to? no! bhakto ’si, priyo ’si, one must be dear to the Lord and one must be a devotee of the Lord, this scripture is for the devotee, If the philosophical speculator (jñānī) has the association of a devotee only then can he understand. Otherwise he cannot understand.