The Yoga of the Supreme Person
Chapter 15, 3 chapters more to go from the Bhagavad Gita. This chapter is interesting in the sense of real, philosophical aspects of living, aims and motives of the living, the take for perishable and imperishable. “The Supreme Personality of Godhead said: It is said that there is an imperishable banyan tree that has its roots upward and its branches down and whose leaves are the Vedic hymns. One who knows this tree is the knower of the Vedas.” One may go down hunting such a banyan tree to all places; may not find. However if one may look at the reflection of the Banyan tree; in the water, such an idea would be a reality! Are we running of what is told to us, or we running for what is needed out of us to know? Guide is to direct but searching for your own destination on the basis of somebody else’s direction may not be yours; at all! Fake and reality is one’s own perspective; found in the reflection.
“Those who are free from false prestige, illusion and false association, who understand the eternal, who are done with material lust, who are free from the dualities of happiness and distress, and who, unbewildered, know how to surrender unto the Supreme Person attain to that eternal kingdom” It is very important that you may ascertain, your needs. Am i looking for the eternal kingdom, that is the ultimate goal but am I looking for the eternal kingdom? Know what you want, this is where your freewill allows you to decide!
“The living entities in this conditioned world are My eternal fragmental parts. Due to conditioned life, they are struggling very hard with the six senses, which include the mind.” Unorganised living is also an organised living, nobody is away from struggle some may overcome and many would be attached to the same struggle over and over again, finding themselves in a loop attracting only more struggle. Condition oneself to be unconditioned, attach yourself to be detached.
“The living entity in the material world carries his different conceptions of life from one body to another, as the air carries aromas. Thus he takes one kind of body and again quits it to take another.” The body is the carrier but not the carrier itself!
“The living entity, this taking another gross body, obtains a certain type of ear, eye, tongue, nose and sense of touch, which are grouped about the mind. He thus enjoys a particular set of sense objects.” Enjoyment of senses is a matter of freewill chosen by an individual, make your own choices, it is not your destiny but outcome of your choices.
“The splendor of the sun, which dissipates the darkness of this whole world, comes from Me. And the splendor of the moon and the splendor of fire are also from Me.” It is not essential that everything would work according to you, not sure that the world species would follow you, surely you would not know everything. However Krishna knows, no need to put yourself to everything. You are part of the absolute not the absolute!
“There are two classes of beings, the fallible and the infallible. In the material world every living entity is fallible, and in the spiritual world every living entity is called infallible.” Have we made our whole agenda of life to be infallible because so being the case we are sure not living entity in this world anymore. Know your world, set your expectations accordingly!
“Whoever knows Me as the Supreme Personality of Godhead, without doubting, is the knower of everything. He therefore engages himself in the full devotional service to Me, o son of Bharata.” Trust in him, but also trust in yourself. It is easier to trust outside but being filled full of doubts inside; is hypocrisy nay to remind a part of the absolute is inside.