Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Chapter 4, Verse 35

Chapter 4, Verse 35
"When steady wisdom is yours, Arjuna,
You will never fall back into confusion.
In its light, you will see the entire creation
Within your own Atman
And yourself in me."
Swami Shivananda:
"Krishna is saying to Arjuna in so many words, 'When you make this wisdom
continuous, you will never again be subject to confusion or error. You will
behold the underlying basic unity. You will directly experience through
intuition that all beings from the creator down to a blade of grass exist in your
own Self and also in me.' "
Sri Eknath Easwaran:
"Some people have occasional flashes in which they see the unity within life for a short time. Although they treasure the memory, they customarily fall asleep again, caught once more in the dream of separateness. Just as among dreams there may be a few significant ones which strengthen us inwardly, so too in the waking state we may have an occasional insight into reality to inspire us forward. Waking up permanently into a higher level of consciousness comes as the result of sustained Sadhana and grace. Occasional flashes of unitary experience are indication only of a latent capacity which can be cultivated through the practice of meditation and the accompanying disciplines in order to finally wake up completely one fine day, never to fall asleep again."
Eckart Tolle:
"Who am I then? The awareness prior to thought, the space in which the thought or the emotion or sense-perception happens."
Maharishi Mahesh Yogi:
Re: “In its light, you will see the entire creation within your own Atman and yourself in me”...
“This implies a complete understanding of both the absolute and relative fields, of the relationship between them, and of God presiding over both.”
[How can “the absolute” be presided over? It must not be “absolute” after all, if there is someone or something beyond it. It might be more apt to substitute “non-relative” for “absolute” in the above statement, saving the “absolute” designation for the Supreme Self, the Purushottam, Krishna himself, as in… “…a complete understanding of both the non-relative and relative fields…and of God presiding over both.”]

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