Gita shloka IX/3: Bhagvad
Gita shloka X-3: In Bhagvad Gita chapter X shloka 3 Lord
Krishna extolls the virtues of knowing the entire truth of the cosmic
system. Similarly as knowing the Sun we lose interest in the power of a candle,
the knower of God Almighty of the cosmos ... comes to understand the whole creation
from the angle of God. If you need to understand a painting on a canvas ... you
need to view it from the angle of the painter who painted it. For that you may
have to understand the thinking process of the painter. Unless you accomplish
this you shall not be able to interpret the meaning of the painting ... the abstract
art that definitely conveys a meaning of its own. For knowing ... from where flows
the water ... you need to go to its source. The moment you reach the source all
In Bhagvad Gita shloka X-3 Lord Krishna explains various facets knowing which
one can be understood to achieve the status of the knower of all ... become Omniscient.
Here Lord Krishna emphasizes upon the fact that the entity of God is and has always
been one without a birth ... the existence of god is from Times Immemorial ...
that is without a beginning and an end. God Almighty of the cosmos exists ever
since the whole creation came into existence. We are not talking of creation of
a single Cosmos but even beyond. The domain of God is not limited to a particular
Cosmos, which starts with a big bang and ends with the dissolution of the whole
Cosmos ... again to restart as a new Cosmos and a fresh beginning. Life has always
been like that ... it is only we Human Beings who are unable to fathom the inner
secrets of the cosmic wisdom. God does not have a form ... we Human Beings, owing
to the inherent ego present within us assume God to have a form.
Almighty of the cosmos has always been the mightiest source of all cosmic energy
that can be ever imagined by a Human Being. In a nutshell the Definition God can
be presented as thus ... the sum total of all purified Atmans Souls in whole Cosmos
(the combined energy of all) is what we call God Almighty. What else remains other
than God Almighty in whole Cosmos? Virtually nothing! every atman soul present
in the cosmos is a minuscule form of God Almighty. We Human Beings shall never
be able to comprehend the power possessed by every atman soul present within all
To comprehend the combined power of all atmans souls present
in the Cosmos would be like a mosquito trying to comprehend the power of the mightiest
of all computers present on earth. Yet, Human Beings have been given the power
to comprehend even the minutest details of the cosmic system and at a certain
stage of time become one with God Almighty ... that is to realize God in the present
life and become a man God.
per Bhagvad Gita shloka X-3 becoming a man God is not praising the self of a Human
Being ... for every Human Being who realizes God has to first burn out all his
Karma ... negate his ego for ever ... that is permanently surrender his ego to
God for ever and always. No ego ... one realizes God ... becomes one with the
source itself. Our real self (all dross having removed for ever) ... the inner
self having purified itself fully becomes a potential source of energy
... now, this purified Atman
(soul) shines in its cosmic glory for the benefit of the mankind. Such was the
that manifested in Sri Ramakrishna Paramhansa and Ramana Maharshi.
Both these Souls realized God in their Lifetime and thereafter lived purely for
the benefit of mankind and the masses. They truly understood the value of Life
and taught the Humanity those inspirited Spiritual lessons ... which forms the
core of all Spiritual learning and satisfies the inherent craving of every spiritual
I have often been receiving queries relating to the origin of God Almighty. If
God is considered the Creator then who created God? Even before God came into
existence ... what before? Is God the real Creator or just makes himself present
after the Cosmos is created. If we try to visualize the boundary of the cosmos
... it is clearly understood that it does not exist! For, if it existed then what
beyond? This mere statement confirms the fact that the whole Cosmos exists in
the thinking of God as we exist in our dreams. The moment we wake up all vanishes.
Hinduism confirms this fact and as accepted by Sri Ramakrishna Paramhansa and
also Ramana Maharshi the whole concept of the cosmos has been outlined as follows
present Cosmos is a physical entity when viewed from the angle of our senses.
The concept of Cosmos is beyond the comprehension of our senses. Now, how does
one explain the concept which is beyond the grasp of senses ... Sri Ramakrishna
Paramhansa considers all Human Beings to be ignorant ... ignorant not from the
point of view of the physical senses but on the cosmic plane. According to him
all is Maya Veil of Ignorance ... there is nothing beyond this veil. One who is
able to penetrate the veil becomes God realized and is able to comprehend the
truth behind the phenomenon ... understands Bhagvad Gita shloka X-3 in its entirety.
This phenomenon can also be explained through the concept of
bacteria. From scientific point of view every bacteria is a living being yet ignorant
of its existence. It has a Cosmos of its own. Every Human body is pervaded by
billions of bacteria present in our body right from the stage of inception ...
ever since the birth of a Human body on Mother Earth. The bacteria are not an
intruder on our body yet they exist. Medical science confirms this fact that all
bacteria live a definite pattern of Life that is not undefined. Everything moves
in a rhythm and nothing is disordered at any stage (as has been expressed by Stephen
Hawking in his book "a brief history of time"). The bacteria living in our inner
body is not the least connected with the affairs conducted by a Human Being. Both
have independent statuses but without any interaction among the two. As lives
the bacteria within the body of a Human Being ... similar is the fate of a Human
Being in the Cosmos. Who knows we may be living inside the stomach of God ...
a fact that has been corroborated by various Hindu scriptures and even Bhagvad
Gita shloka X-3!
prime reason why in Bhagvad Gita shloka X-3 Lord Krishna emphasizes on this fact
that to know God and his existence ... we need to understand the cosmic structure
from the angle of the various sacred Scriptures of all Religions of the World.
One thing must be borne in mind that until and unless we realize God the true
phenomenon of the cosmic concept of Life would not become clear to us. To gain
Self Realization we need to understand and grasp the inner truths laid out in
Bhagvad Gita without which all efforts would go in vain. Bhagvad Gita shloka X-3
is not a document which is required to be preached to the masses ... every Human
Being needs to assimilate and learn of the cosmic truth by his own efforts.
No Spiritual guru or a master can ever make us understand the principle behind
the cosmic truth unless we put a foot forward and make every effort to understand
the absolute truth. The Spiritual Master can only act as a guide ... a pillar
of wisdom on our journey towards absolute freedom from Life for after God realization
there is no Life after death of body. The present manifestation for a God realized
soul becomes the last manifestation as a Human Being. No further Life to manifest
our atman the soul within is liberated forever from the cycle of birth
on in Bhagvad Gita shloka X-3 Lord Krishna states that one who becomes the knower
of all ... the intelligent amongst all Human Beings ... is absolved of all the
sins forever and ever. Similarly as a bud that has bloomed can never again become
a bud ... Even if desired by God the purified atman the soul within can never
go back to its original position. (We all know that God never desires anything
and the whole cosmic system is self-propelling ... in hinduism it has been stated
that God Almighty has always been a dhrishta (onlooker) ... it never involves
itself into the Karma of any being).
If we summarize the above concept as in Bhagvad Gita shloka X-3 ... it literally
means that every Atman can never attain total purity until all dross (the last
trace of all sins) is removed forever from its body and the body means the form
of a Human Being as only Humans have been empowered by God to realize self. In
a nutshell if we truly mean to realize God in the present life ... we need to
follow the dictates of Lord Krishna in Bhagvad Gita shloka X-3 in Toto. There
is no shortcut whatsoever.
Gita Commentary- chapter IX shloka 1
Gita Commentary- chapter IX shloka 2
Gita Commentary- chapter IX shloka 3
Gita Commentary- chapter X shloka 1
Gita Commentary- chapter X shloka 2
Gita Commentary- chapter X shloka 3
Gita Commentary- chapter VIII shloka 1
Gita Commentary- chapter VIII shloka 5
Gita Commentary- chapter VIII shloka 6
Gita Commentary- chapter VIII shloka 7
Gita Commentary- chapter VIII shloka 8
Gita Commentary- chapter VIII shloka 9
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