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The selfless action performed by Arjuna who was nothing but an instrument in the grand divine design of things nimitta, as he is called by Krishna in the Bhagavadgita, was valorized ad infinitum by the nationalist leaders.
-- This, we rejoin, cannot be a cause, as it is not something previously established; while in other cases the nimitta is something so established, as e.g. 'life' is in the case of a person to whom the following injunction is addressed, 'As long as his life lasts he is to make the Agnihotra-oblation.'
VII (23-27) teaches that Brahman is not only the efficient or operative cause (nimitta) of the world, but its material cause as well.
Therefore, one requires an ascetic spirit of discipline for the political actor, who considers himself a nimitta, neither a fully realized ontological being nor a political subject.
(but existing previously to the injunction), and is of the nature either of cause (nimitta) or a result aimed at (phala).
Gi.] [Footnote 289: So that from the instance of the potter and the jar we cannot conclude that the relation of clay and the jar is only that of nimitta and naimittika, not that of non-difference.] [Footnote 290: For instance, smoke extending in a long line whose base is connected with some object on the surface of the earth.] [Footnote 291: I.e. (as Ân.