Bhagvad Gita shloka VIII.8 (Bhagvad
Gita shloka VIII-8) Lord
Krishna extols the virtues that are required for one to cross the ocean
of Samsara. Lord Krishna prevails upon the fact that placing our full concentration
on the Almighty God the Creator of the cosmos after having gained control over
the mind power one must exert himself day and night to have a Darshan of the Almighty
God in its entirety. This was the only path by which one can attain a vision of
the Almighty God.
our full concentration on the Almighty God ... how was it possible in the present
Life which is full of anxieties and stress! This is possible if we make Yoga a
daily practice in our Life. By Yoga is meant that the atman within the body is
trying to establish contact with the Almighty God the Creator of the cosmos.
indulging in prayers sacred within our heart all the time we tend to keep away
all junk thoughts. This induces in more and more newer thoughts being invoked
by us ... thoughts which pertain to our chain of thinking ... thoughts which are
deeply related to the path of spirituality. While dwelling on a particular chain
of thought we cannot only reach the desired end but achieve whatever status we
desire in Life.
it so happened that an aspirant of Spirituality was not able to concentrate his
thoughts on the desired goal ... he approached his master with the problem. The
master gave him a pot of oil and instructed him to take a round of the city with
the pitcher on this head and return back to the master's place. The moment the
true seeker of Spirituality landed at the master's place ... master asked him
about what he had seen on the way. The aspirant replied in negative.
wondered ... why the master was asking such an awkward question ... where was
the time to look at things other than care for the pitcher. The master had instructed
him to take care that not a drop of oil is to be spilled on the way. Seeing a
grin on the face of the master, the seeker asked of his master, "what made him
laugh". The master replied, the pitcher on your head is your goal ... one that
concentrates on the goal all the time does not have time for other matters irrelevant.
The seeker of Spirituality understood the inherent truth. He had nothing more
per Bhagvad Gita shloka VIII-8 it is difficult to take control of senses but not
impossible ... one by one we can easily take control of all the five senses. The
day we establish full control over the senses what remains is the mind. We have
nothing more but to establish a complete control over the power of mind. Having
taken control of senses, establishing a control over the power of mind is not
a very daunting task ... all the clutter is already washed away. We have but to
pray and pray until we can have a darshan of the Almighty God.
a control over the power of mind means gaining absolute control over the functioning
of the body taken by atman the soul within. Once absolute control over the body
is established nothing else remains over which we are required to establish our
control. Once we firmly establish control over the power of mind we reach the
source of all wisdom ... the point from where emanates the complete wisdom contained
in the Cosmos ... having established a control over mind power ... all sacred
Scriptures become like ABCD to us.
control over the power of mind can be explained thus- No Human Being has a mind
... it is only the brain which invokes thoughts from the mind. The attributes
of mind are mind plus and mind minus. If we desire to invoke thoughts of a godly
nature then we invoke from the reservoir of mind plus. The positive power contained
in whole Cosmos is what we know as mind plus ... the Godly powers.
negative influences contained in whole Cosmos are termed as mind minus ... a collection
of all powers, which we also call as Black Magic ... the satanic powers. It is
upon every individual what powers we invoke and when. By establishing control
over the power of mind we can indirectly control the type and quality of thoughts
continuously flowing through our brain. In other words, if we are ever to control
the thoughts invoked by us all the time ... we need to establish absolute control
over the senses and subsequently gain control over the power of mind.
Bhagvad Gita shloka VIII.8 Lord (Bhagvad Gita shloka VIII-8) Krishna confirms
that the identity of the Almighty God the Creator of the cosmos is that of a super
source of energy ... glowing in all its cosmic glory ... the combined power of
all the Suns and stars, the milky ways, galaxies and the universes.
whole Cosmos is but a fiery ball of energy scattered all over the Cosmos ... this
fiery ball is visible at the time of big bang ... thereafter it disperses all
over the Cosmos ... an ever expanding Cosmos until the energy exhausts itself
and the expanded horizon against sinks back into its primordial original form.
Bhagvad Gita shloka VIII-8 after control over the power of mind has been established
... our atman the soul within tries to liberate itself from the cycle of Life
and Death ... the Salvation
of the body occurs ... one has gained enlightenment ... this atman reunites with
Parmatman, the Brahman ... it has nowhere else to go. The cosmic Life cycle of
atman the soul within is complete.
Unity of atman with the Brahman is something which occurs once in every hundred
years or so ... we always find people realizing their self one after another until
the cycle of a yuga is complete ... At the time of completion of the Yuga we have
what we call as an Avatar of the era ... the glory of the Lord, the Brahman himself
personified in form of a Human Being descending on Mother Earth to uplift the
society and reinstate the morals of the society.
the present Kali yuga ... we all are expecting an Avatar of the Era who shall
be termed as Bhagwan Kalki.
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Kumar "Atma Jnani"
Vijay Kumar... The Man who Realized
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