|Chapter 18||Final Revelations of the Ultimate Truth||Verse 72|
Rudra Vaisnava Sampradaya:
Now Lord Krishna is requesting to know if His divine discourse known as Srimad Bhagavad-Gita was fully comprehended and assimilated. It can be discerned by the tenor of the question that if all delusion and ignorance has still not been dissolved completely; then He is prepared to explain it again to His devotee.
Brahma Vaisnava Sampradaya:
Sri Vaisnava Sampradaya:
Lord Krishna asks two questions: Has His divine discourse known as Srimad Bhagavad-Gita spoken by Him been fully comprehended with focused attention and has it dispelled the dark delusion of ignorance. Ajnana sammohah means dark delusion of ignorance.
Kumara Vaisnava Sampradaya:
By inquiring whether or not the knowledge imparted was fully ascertained and comprehended, Lord Krishna is illustrating the role of the spiritual preceptor by exemplifying their duties. A bonafide spiritual preceptor can only be found in one the four authorised sampradayas: Brahma, Sri, Rudra and Kummara sampradayas as revealed in Vedic scriptures. Such an exalted spriritual master will instruct his disciples until he is absolutely sure that their ignorance has been entirely dispelled. The inner meaning is that in chapter 2, verse 9, due to delusion, Arjuna said that he would not fight in the battle. Lord Krishna is subtley implying that if such delusion has not been eradicated then He is prepared to instruct him again.