For example last chapter you can find this, also in 15 or 16 chapter. Why is that, since all other verses are strictly revelatory?

But even these actions should be done leaving aside attachment and fruit, Q Partha ; that is my certain and best opinion. ( 6 )

And he who shall study this sacred; dialogue of ours, by him I shall be worshipped with the sacrifice of wisdom, Such is My opinion. 18,70

Understand Me as the Knower of the Field in all Fields, O Bharata. Wisdom as to the Field and the Knower of the Field, that in My opinion is the Wisdom, (2)13

  • His opinion = Shastra = revelatory. Vedas are literally Bhagavan's eternal orders, never created, always existing.
    – ram
    Commented May 16, 2020 at 21:15
  • Can you give a specific verse?
    – Wikash_
    Commented May 17, 2020 at 7:30
  • 1) you need to give specific verses that pertain to your question. The question is unclear as it now stands. 2) Is not Krishna's 'opinion' revelatory? Commented May 17, 2020 at 10:09
  • No. Because why would it be specifically be declared as an opinion. I can easily find it or tell you which ones. Granted it's not easy to know all the verses, but gita is only 18 chapters so if you are eligible to answer you should know what I'm talking about.
    – Matko
    Commented May 17, 2020 at 10:53
  • I have eddited this in the question. The epic that contains Gita also has a part where Krishna in his sleep by the tree after the war, ponders on the question of dharma, dreams of asking people what dharma is and letting pass all but the one with demonic dharma. There Krishna is in distress and I can't help but notice that he seems to question some of his actions.
    – Matko
    Commented May 17, 2020 at 11:22

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Good question indeed.

Sri Krishna said

एतान्यपि तु कर्माणि सङ्गं त्यक्त्वा फलानि च।

कर्तव्यानीति मे पार्थ निश्िचतं मतमुत्तमम्।।18.6।।

Even these actions too must be performed by relinishing attachment and fruits : This is my considered best opinion, O son of Prtha !

Sri Krishna also said, after delivering the entire BG, as follows:

इति ते ज्ञानमाख्यातं गुह्याद्गुह्यतरं मया।

विमृश्यैतदशेषेण यथेच्छसि तथा कुरु।।18.63।।

To you has been imparted by Me this knowledge , which is more secret than any secret. Pondering over this as a whole, do as you like.

When Sri Krishna, who was a friend, relative, guide to Arjuna gave the Viswarupa Darshana, and delivered an elaborate lecture on Spiritual concepts, why should he said do as you like?

The secret/subtlety lies in the fact that Sri Krishna was explaining various issues to Arjuna, as a Guru.

A true guru like Sri Krishna, will never say that the disciples should follow his/her orders.

A true Guru will always shows the way to the disciple in a subtle and humble way and it is for the disciple to follow the route, toil and achieve the result.

The subtle message that Guru gives in being humble is in future, when the disciple gets the REALISATION, he should follow the suit and remain humble.

Sri Krishna is a TRUE guru.

When Sri Krishna said that it is my opinion, we have to remember that he was guiding in a humble way.

  • Very well explained. 👍👍
    – TheLittleNaruto
    Commented May 17, 2020 at 15:41
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    I see it also implying that a student should also come to the realization on his own, not only by faith.
    – Matko
    Commented May 17, 2020 at 19:46

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