|| Shree Hari ||
7th June 2010, Monday, Jyeshth Krishna Dashami, Somvar
Vikram Samvat 2067,Sri Krishna Samvaat 5236
The highest of all principles in the Gita is – “Vasudeva Sarvam” “Everything is only God” When it comes to the world, there are many differences in views of the various philosophers. Some believe in there being no caste (ajaatvaad), some believe in it from the perspective of creation (drishtishrustivaad), some look at it from perspective of constant change (virvartavaad), others look at the after math, the consequences (parinaamvaad), yet others look at it from the perspective of the origin (aarambhvaad). But Gita does not believe in any system (vaad), and instead accepts “Vasudevah Sarvam” as the main. In “Vasudevah Sarvam” all controversies, opinions come to an end. As long as there is a subtle hint of egoism remaining, till then there remain differences between philosophical systems and thoughts. But in “Vasudevah Sarvam” there remains not even the subtlest hint of sense of I-ness (egoism, pride). Therefore Great Souls (Mahatma) can be of all philosophical systems, but the one who has experiential knowledge (anubhav) of Vasudevah Sarvam (All is God) is extremely rare. God has said –
“Bahunaam janmanaamante jnaanavaanmaam prapadyate,
Vasudevah sarvamiti sa Mahaatmaa sudurlabhah.” (Gita 7:19)
“In the very last of all births (i.e. in the human birth) the man of realization, worships Me, realizing that all is God. Such a great soul is very rare.” (Gita 7:19).
God has not called any of these a rarity, i.e. those who practice the discipline of action (karma yogi), discipline of knowledge (jnana yogi), meditation (Dhyan Yogi), immersed in the Divine (Laya yogi), physical disciplines (Hathayogi), mind cultivation (Rajayogi), recites vedic sounds for inner transformation (Mantrayogi), detachment (anaasaktyogi) and various other practitioners of spiritual disciplines (yogis) that have attained perfection in their spiritual disciplines and have become liberated. However, the one who realizes that everything is only God (Vasudevah) such a great soul alone has been called a rarity. Whereas, for Himself, God says –
“ananya chetaa satatam yo maam smarati nityasha|
tasyaa ham sulabh paarth, nitya yuktasya yoginah” (Gita 8/14).
“O’ Paarth! The yogi who perpetually thinks of Me and undividedly remains absorbed in Me, to that Yogi, I am easily attainable.” (Gita 8/14)
The point is that the great soul who has experience of “Vasudevah Sarvam” is shown to be a rarity, but for Himself (God), He is easily attainable.
Therefore saints have said –
Hari durlabh nahin jagat mein, harijan durlabh hoi
Hari heryaa sab ja mile, harijan kahin ek hoi.
God is not difficult to attain in the world, rather it is the devotee of God that is extremely rare. There is no place or time, thing, action, individual, state, situation, event in which God is not present entirely and completely. God is present everywhere, but God’s loving devotee is not everywhere. Therefore it is said –
“Hari se tu jani het kar, kar harijanse het |
Hari rijhe jag det hai, harijan hari hi det ||
When God is pleased, he gives this “jeev” (embodied soul) a human body. In this human body, he can attain hell, heaven or liberation (moksha) as well; he can also attain knowledge, detachment, love and devotion, * and he can also attain 8.4 million wombs (births in various wombs). But God’s devotees do not give hell, heaven etc, they only give God! The nature of such devotees as per the Gita is one who has knowledge of “Vasudeva Sarvam”.
* Nara tana sam nahin kavniu dehi | jeev charaachar jachat tehi ||
Narak swarg apavarg niseni | gyaan biraag bhagati subh deni || (Manas, Uttar. 121/5)
From book “Sab Jagah Ishvar Roop Hai” in Hindi pg 1 by Swami Ramsukhdasji.
The same message is available in HINDI titled “Sab Jagah Ishvar Roop Hai” at: http://www.satcharcha.blogspot.com/