अजोऽपि सन्नव्ययात्मा भूतानामीश्वरोऽपि सन् ।
प्रकृतिं स्वामधिष्ठाय संभवाम्यात्ममायया ॥४-६॥
Manifestation of cosmic power that is what is illustrated in Bhagavad Gita chapter 4 verse 6 by Lord Krishna to Arjuna! Lord Krishna says… I was always eternal, had no beginning in time! I could never be destructed, which proves that there was nothing more competent than God Almighty in entire cosmos. We consider God as God because he is omnipotent, all powerful!
Lord Krishna says: for all life forms including human beings… he was God Almighty! We know for certain that God Almighty never manifests self, it always acts as Dhrishta (onlooker)… never interfering with creation of his. Under no circumstances manifestation of God was possible, no matter what! God Almighty personifying through Lord Krishna simply means that in times of strife… extreme tribulation, one amongst us manifests godly powers… so much so that mankind started calling one God Almighty in Sakaar form (having a form)!
Every 3500 to 5000 years life comes full circle on mother earth. Above 3600 years before now came Lord Krishna and in present times of strife, tribulation… people await coming of Kalki avatar (God manifest in human form), a messiah… saviour, who shall finally succeed in re-establishing Dharma (righteousness) against evil forces of adharma (lawlessness)! If Lord Krishna uses the word I for representing God Almighty… does not mean he is God Almighty manifest in human form!
Any human being world over by travelling spiritual path can manifest godly powers. Stated otherwise… godly powers could manifest through any competent human being, a true seeker of spirituality! In essence, God Almighty, the doer of all things cosmic perceived all living beings in the same light! For God Almighty, existence of an insect valued the same as human beings! One was on a lower platform of life, other the highest manifest form in cosmic life cycle!
Technically from gods’ point of view… all living beings were equal, including human beings! To provide succor to ailing mankind, in times of need… God Almighty indirectly manifests self through yogamaya, the cosmic power inherent in God Almighty! As per Advaita Vedanta doctrine of Hinduism propagated by Adi Shankaracharya, other than God Almighty nothing exists in cosmos! To manifest itself, God subdues its inherent nature and expresses self.
The process of yogamaya (mystical life energy) can only be understood by human beings after reaching stage of enlightenment (kaivalya jnana), never before! It is through process of yogamaya… God Almighty succeeds in controlling inherent nature of all living beings. It is through our true inner self… our soul atman; the spirit within God Almighty finally succeeds in controlling the manifest physical being! The divinity existing within all living beings was God Almighty existing in miniscule form.
The doctrine of karma is enacted by God Almighty through hidden precepts of yogamaya (mystical life energy)! Mounted with ego (Ahamkara in Hinduism), all living beings world over continued indulgence in karma. In absence of manifestation of karma, entire life in cosmic system would simply stagnate… decay and die! Manifestation of karma was directly related to presence of ego (Aham in Hinduism) within living beings. We indulged in karma for our personal welfare, never for the sake of mankind!
If ego (Aham in Hinduism) was missing from living beings… none would indulge in karma, no matter what! The spark of divinity existing within us always prompts us to indulge in good karma, positive karma all the time! In Hinduism scriptures it is an absolute fact of life that God Almighty through his Lila (cosmic play of inherent subtle energy) finally succeeds in enacting karma. Manifestation of godly powers in human beings also results from Lila of God Almighty, the cosmic play!
God Almighty always was independent. Ever since beginning of time, everything in cosmic system works with clockwork precision. Everything primarily results from karma indulged. Our winning a lottery or sufferings in life, all result from karma indulged by us in past! Why blame God Almighty all the time… for karma indulged by us? At every single moment of time, human beings truly were the masters and controllers of life on mother earth!
Believing Lila of God (cosmic play of inherent subtle energy); is like believing existence of life on mother earth, in cosmic system! In absence of God almighty… unless we believed in God Almighty, nothing much could be achieved in present world! For human beings to indulge in something worthwhile… grace and blessings of God Almighty were all the time necessitated. Those who say God manifests Sakaar form (having a form) failed to understand true precepts of spirituality.
As God Almighty was Nirakaar in form (having no form)… it manifested self through various life forms existing on mother earth! Our soul atman, the spirit within existing within our heart was the spark of divinity that sustained life on mother earth. By realizing our true inner self… by realizing our soul atman, the spirit within… we finally realized God Almighty in all its glory! If we desired meeting God in present life, if we desire a communion with God every second of life… our indulgence on path of pure spirituality was necessitated.
Reading sacred scriptures literally, hoping God Almighty would manifest himself physically in Sakaar form (having a form) was meaningless. As detailed in Vedas (Hinduism revelations), various Upanishads (independent treatises) and Advaita Vedanta doctrine put forward by Adi Shankaracharya, God Almighty always was Nirakaar in form (having no form). If Lord Krishna advent as an avatar (God manifest in human form) above 3600 years before now… it was all because of his karma of present and past! Unless Lord Krishna desired manifesting godly powers, he could never have successfully awakened his Kundalini Shakti fully at a young age!
The miraculous powers of Lord Krishna said it all. Most of his doings related to karma of his immediate past life. Based on residual balance of karma of previous manifestations, the present form of Lord Krishna manifested godly powers. Such was the glory of his powers that people of his times considered him equivalent of God Almighty! No doubt, every 3500 to 5000 years came a messiah, a saviour to re-establish Dharma (righteousness) against evil forces of adharma (lawlessness). Above 3600 years before now came Lord Krishna and in present people wait coming of Kalki avatar… messiah, saviour of present era! To realize cosmic truths of life… our indulgence in path of pure spirituality was ordained by God Almighty!
To understand magnificence of God Almighty our indulging in sacred scriptures of Hinduism was an absolute must. All scriptures of Hinduism say God Almighty was omnipresent, omnipotent and omniscient! God truly exists from times immemorial. It neither has a beginning or an end. Adi Shankaracharya has clearly depicted this analogy through doctrine of Maya (veil of illusion). As per doctrine of Maya (veil of illusion)… everything exists only in thoughts of God Almighty. If we say the present cosmos has a boundary… then what beyond? If we consider the present cosmos to be boundary less… it could only exist in thoughts of God Almighty! Truly, everything in cosmos was made up of basic building block of cosmos… clusters of atoms and molecules! Even the present human form was nothing more than clusters of atoms and molecules.
Perceived from senses point of view… things appeared solid; in reality… all was gaseous formation! When God Almighty (termed Brahman in Hinduism) forms present cosmos with occurrence of big bang… how could it be destructible? With occurrence of big bang… all pure souls’ atmans scattered all over cosmos at unimaginable speeds. In the melee, the hurtling souls’ atmans gathered impurities similar as a rolling ball gathers moss. To cleanse self of dross impurities within starts cosmic life cycle of every soul atman! When life supporting planets like mother earth evolved in cosmic system, divinity that existed in cosmos as souls’ atmans manifested itself! Souls atmans took various forms of life starting with form of amoeba (single cell formation)… the first manifestation in cosmic life cycle!
As detailed in Hinduism scriptures, it is only through Mother Nature divinity expressed self! As no soul atman could purify self of its own, it needs a medium… a body to work out its karma, remove dross impurities within. This expression of self, this manifestation of a body by a soul atman is God subduing Mother Nature, its prakriti (manifest cosmic energy)… through yogamaya (play of inherent divine nature)! Only in times of adversity… totally strife, tribulation does this manifestation exceed limits. It is at such times comes a messiah, saviour to put the society back on its pedestal. An avatar as per Hinduism scriptures is a lethal combination of a man God and Chanakya (the most able administrator in the entire history of mankind). In times of extreme strife, tribulation even a man God like Mahavira, Gautama Buddha, Jesus Christ or prophet Mohammed would bitterly fail! An avatar is always a ruthless person. Only then cleansing of the Society becomes possible.
Most human beings pray to God not out of love but fear, fear of unknown! Here we fail to realize that form of human beings was the highest manifest stage in cosmic life cycle. It was only in human form… a soul atman, the consciousness within finally gained release from cycle of birth and death forever! Born a human being… we must never pass life! We must live our present earthly domain to the hilt. No matter what the circumstance, we must try to follow path of spirituality that directly led to God Almighty! Travelling spiritual path and reaching God Almighty in present life is our birthright. This is also the demand of our soul atman, the spirit within! Regaining its lost original pure prime pristine primordial form is the foremost priority of a soul atman. By undertaking spiritual journey, we were only expediting the cosmic journey of our soul atman! Spiritual journey was never a compulsion. Every human being has been endowed by God Almighty to pursue path of discrimination, free will to reach God.
We may or may not wish to travel spiritual path in present life. Who cares for God Almighty ordained a long journey of 1.1 million manifestations in human form to gain enlightenment (kaivalya jnana) and reach God! There was never hurry. But we do not know after death of present mortal body… what form our soul atman manifests in next manifestation! Born a human being… we must always listen to the sweet small inner voice of our soul atman that seemed to come from within our heart. Prompted by the voice of my soul atman… I finally reached God in the wee hours of third of August 1993. This is my last manifestation on mother earth! Nowhere else to go further, I shall but attain salvation moksha moment I leave my mortal frame! It was only grace of God Almighty that I was born a human being… the highest manifest stage in cosmic life cycle! By following spiritual path… I only did my duty towards God Almighty! Karma negated to zero forever… I have become a pure soul atman!
Until I leave my mortal frame… I shall continue doing bidding of God Almighty!
From beginning of life when six years of age… Lord Krishna had been my idea! I wanted to know, assimilate everything that was written in Bhagavad Gita. By blessings of God Almighty, moment I realized self… the complete jnana wisdom contained in cosmos became available to me! It is through grace of God Almighty I am presenting this commentary on Bhagavad Gita to world community at large slowly step-by-step, chapter by chapter… verse by verse! Apart from Bhagavad Gita I shall also be completing my commentaries on nine principal Upanishads of Hinduism (treatises) in coming times.
Commentary by: Vijay Kumar “Atma Jnani”… The Man who Realized God in 1993 – May 10, 2013
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