Bhagavad Gita Chapter 12 Verse 5


क्लेशोऽधिकतरस्तेषामव्यक्तासक्तचेतसाम् ।
अव्यक्ता हि गतिर्दुःखं देहवद्भिरवाप्यते ॥१२-५॥

 

Transliteration:

Lord Krishna says: to realize the unmanifest, to realize the omnipresent, Nirakaar (having no form) is difficult… very difficult! Even one who had established self in thoughts of God Almighty, for a worshipper of formless… to comprehend reality of Brahman (God Almighty) was truly a mammoth task, that required sheer hard work on part of seeker of God. Negating karma to zero truly was not that easy.

 

For a worshipper of Sakaar form of God (having a form), one who identified physical self with domain of God Almighty, to comprehend Nirakaar form of God Almighty was simply not possible. Human beings who were dominated by their ego within (Aham in Hinduism) found it extremely difficult… neigh impossible to reach God. As per Bhagavad Gita chapter 12 verse 5, god could only be realized by one who lived selfless life… devoid of any ego (Aham) within.

 

The Explanation:

In bhagavad gita chapter 12 verse 5 the importance of worshipping God in Nirakaar form (having no form) is emphasized by Lord Krishna. As per Lord Krishna human beings who believed in formless God and directed all their energy in finding and reaching God… still, found it extremely difficult to complete spiritual journey, reach end of cosmic life. Worshipping God in Nirakaar form (having no form) was the only way out to reach God.

 

Even for a serious seeker of spirituality, who travelled path of truthfulness always and ever… reaching God in one lifetime is nothing short of a miracle. Believer of Nirakaar form of God (having no form) ultimately realizes that negation of karma to zero was an absolute must if one wanted to reach God in present life. Negation of karma to zero becomes possible when we established absolute control over five senses and mind.

 

Believer of a formless God finally realized that presence of ego (Aham in Hinduism) was the biggest bottleneck in reaching God Almighty. To nullify our ego, one had to indulge in nishkama karma yoga… offering fruits of karma performed to God Almighty all the time! One also realizes that everything in cosmos including God Almighty was gaseous formation. Only when perceived from senses point of view… body of a human being appeared solid. In reality… the human form was just a collection of clusters of atoms and molecules.

 

Believing in formless God is believing in our soul atman, the spirit within that resides in our heart! Reaching our soul atman, the spirit within is reaching God Almighty. One can realize their soul atman only by negating karma to zero. For negating karma to zero… absolute control over five senses and mind was necessitated! In a single life span of 70 to 80 years of earthly manifestation… it was very difficult to realize God, but not impossible!

 

But for a believer of Sakaar form of God (having a form)… the human form played a dominant role! Unless we realized, present human form was just a manifestation by our soul atman, the spirit within to reach God… we would never be able to comprehend subtle truths of cosmic life! Realizing God, realizing self in a limited time span of 70 to 80 years of one earthly manifestation truly was a daunting task… beyond comprehension of most human beings!

 

For the physical self to realize omnipotent God, omnipresent God was simply ruled out as per Bhagavad Gita of Hinduism! Those who believed in worshipping God in temples always travelled path of religion (path of rituals)… never path of spirituality that directly led to God Almighty. In present times none world over ever reached God via path of religion (path of rituals)! In present scientific age God can only be reached via path of jnana yoga (path of absolute wisdom).

 

Travelling path of jnana yoga is travelling path of spirituality… a direct path to God Almighty!

 

In Bhagavad Gita Chapter 12 Verse 5, Lord Krishna states in explicit clear terms that human beings who believed in Sakaar form of God (having a form) reached God with great difficulty. But in present scientific age, no believer of Sakaar form of God (having a form) could ever reach God via path of karma yoga or bhakti yoga alone. This was just not possible. Reaching God demands nullifying karma to zero! This becomes possible only when we believed in Nirakaar form of God (having no form).

 

Nishkama karma yoga can only be practiced by a believer of Nirakaar form of God (having no form)… never Sakaar form of God (having a form). A true karma Yogi par excellence, one who could act a trustee all the time was competent to reach God in present life. The principle of trusteeship had in its roots basic teachings of Bhagavad Gita. A true trustee never really owned anything in this world… for everything belonged to God Almighty all the time!

 

Human beings living with an unattached attitude were difficult to find. The bondages of Moha (emotional attachments) were so strong that to cut across shackles of physical manifest life was difficult for most commoners… masses! Most human beings world over preferred the easier path to God Almighty… indulging in rituals all the time! There was never a shortcut path to God Almighty. To reach God, one had to have the indomitable will exhibited by Swami Vivekananda. Throughout his life Swami Vivekananda never attached self to bodily self. For Swami Vivekananda… human body was but an abode for God Almighty.

 

Commentary by: Vijay Kumar “Atma Jnani”… The Man who Realized God in 1993 – April 17, 2013

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