सर्वकर्माणि मनसा संन्यस्यास्ते सुखं वशी ।
नवद्वारे पुरे देही नैव कुर्वन्न कारयन् ॥५-१३॥
Lord Krishna says: O Arjuna, a Sankhya Yogi… who had all five senses and mind under control, a traveler of path of absolute truthfulness… remaining unattached to karma and fruits of karma performed finally lives life of a recluse… an enlightened one, a bodhi… a Jina, one who had finally won true self forever.
Such an enlightened one never binds itself to karma performed. Karma enacted by such a one never further resulted in klesha (bondages of earthly manifest life). One indulgent in karma yoga finally lived life of a sanyasi… one who was totally free of all bodily attachments to life forever! Bondages of earthly life can no longer bind such a one!
For a true Karma Yogi, happiness and miseries in life meant the same! Maintaining equanimity in all stages of life, a practitioner of nishkama karma yoga finally reached last stage in cosmic life cycle… 8.4 millionth manifestation! For a true Karma Yogi… indulgence in karma any further carried no meaning! A pure soul atman could never be bonded by workings of earthly manifest life. Reaching our true inner self… our soul atman, the spirit within is reaching final goal of life!
In Bhagavad Gita chapter 5 verse 13 Lord Krishna enumerates advantages of a Sankhya Yogi… one who after establishing absolute control over five senses and mind finally succeeds in reaching source of life on mother earth. The source of every life on mother earth was our soul atman, the spirit within… existing in our heart! Every soul atman, the consciousness within was God Almighty existing in all living beings in miniscule form.
If we are to reach God in present life, we had to reach our soul atman, the spirit within… the source of our breathing that exists in our heart! Who requires pure breath? It was not our body that needs pure oxygen to survive… it was our soul atman, the spirit within existing within our heart! To reach our soul atman we had to travel path of absolute truthfulness… always and ever! Unless we were all the time truthful in life… we could never gain purity of our soul atman, termed antahkaran ki shuddhi in Hinduism!
Being truthful in life was that important ingredient of path of Sankhya yoga that led one towards God Almighty without fail. Most human beings world over were not totally truthful in life… prime reason why people failed to reach God in their lifetime! Ever since six years of age… I have never spoken untruth ever in my life! All my karma was all the time directed towards reaching God Almighty. I always indulged in karma with an unattached attitude… no matter what! Even though I still indulge in karma but fruits of karma do not bind me any further!
When a block of totally purified silver is kept in the open… after a phase of time it becomes totally black. Due to presence of moisture… oxidation makes it Z black. After a period of time, one can re polish it to achieve the same shine it had before! In case of human beings, once a Sankhya Yogi reached stage of enlightenment, indulgence in karma was only related to daily routines of life. Once soul atman gains absolute purity, it could not regain impurities… no matter what! The superficial impurities can always be drained away any given moment of time.
When someone asked Sri Ramakrishna Paramhansa why he was so engrossed in cooking food for all every single day of his life… he simply replied, only to retain his body! The moment he as a soul atman gained absolute purity, the need for soul atman to manifest body any further would cease to exist and he would have to leave the mortal frame immediately! Only to retain his body… he indulged in cooking food, nothing more! Any form of karma could never affect an enlightened one… once one reached stage of enlightenment! (Kaivalya jnana)!
In Hinduism, in sacred Bhagavad Gita human body has been considered a temple of God Almighty wherein existed God Almighty in miniscule form as our soul atman, the spirit within! The place of residence of God in a human body was our heart! The human body as per Bhagavad Gita chapter 5 verse 13 contained nine exits namely two eyes, two ears, two nostrils, mouth, anus and the genital. It is through these body parts… a human being functioned. A seeker of spirituality after establishing absolute control over five senses and mind finally reached stage of enlightenment (kaivalya jnana). This is the stage of experiencing total bliss.
The feeling of ecstasy… absolute bliss experienced by an enlightened one could never be expressed in words! As long as one invoked pure thoughts, one remained in state of bliss continually! Even though human form, the outer body functioned (indulged in karma) but the inner true self always existed in a state of pure bliss (happiness) beyond expression of words. Reaching this stage of Nirvikalpa Samadhi (absolute nothingness) announced our soul atman, the spirit within gaining absolute purity forever! Devoid of attachment to karma… the liberated human being remained in state of ecstasy almost permanently.
Commentary by: Vijay Kumar “Atma Jnani”… The Man who Realized God in 1993 – April 23, 2013
Selected Books on Bhagavad Gita on Barnes & Nobles
Bhagavad Gita Study Circle: a meeting point for people from all walks of life interested in knowing anything relating to spirituality, Bhagavad Gita, Upanishads and on a broad platform… life!
Subscribe Weekly Newsletter “Spiritual Secrets Unveiled”
Whats more… it is free. You would love you did!