In B.G. 6.46. Krishna says, Tapasvi bhyo ‘dhiko yogi Jnanibhyo ‘pi mata dhika Karmabhyas ca ‘dhiko yogi Tasmad yogi bhavarjuna Person of Austere practices Philosophical speculator A fruitive worker Next Verse: “ And of all yogis, he who always abides in Me with great faith, worshiping Me in transcendental loving service, is most intimately united with Me in yoga and is the highest of all. “
When interest is most fully developed, it is called love (bhakti) .
Therefore, the great spiritualists explain why loving God is a prerequisite for knowing Him.
Conversely, for those who by an act of will turn away from God, God becomes invisible - unrecognized, unacknowledged. So the movement of the soul toward or away from God, toward knowledge of God or lack of knowledge of God, is due to a prior disposition or direction of the will .
Knowledge & Yoga (contd.)
Bhagavad Gita 15:15 sarvasya caham hrdi sannivisto mattah smrtir jnanam apohanam ca … “ I am seated in everyone's heart, and from Me come remembrance, knowledge and forgetfulness… ” Bhagavad Gita 7:24-25 “ Unintelligent men, who know Me not, think that I have assumed this form and personality. Due to their small knowledge, they do not know My higher nature, which is changeless and supreme. “ “ I am never manifest to the foolish and unintelligent. For them I am covered by My eternal creative potency [yoga-maya] ; and so the deluded world knows Me not, who am unborn and infallible.”
Guru and scripture are forced to take the Line of Least Resistance.
Saguna Brahman Nirguna Brahman Eternal Realms Limit of Grand Dissolutions Risk of getting lost in the various hypostatic planes of Reality Physical Subtle Causal Shunya (Void) Maha-shunya Brahmajyoti . . Kshar-akshar-para
The bewildered spirit soul, under the influence of the three modes of material nature, thinks himself to be the doer of activities, which are in actuality carried out by nature.
Those who are thus bewildered are attracted by demonic and atheistic views. In that deluded condition, their hopes for liberation, their fruitive activities, and their culture of knowledge are all defeated.
Make futile attempts at acting as Controller & Enjoyer
Law Breakers …..contd
Jesus Said, “Don’t built your castles on sand built them on hard rock”
Krishna Said, “Keep focus on the soul, whatever you do for the soul is eternal”
Process of performing work without selfish desire for personal gain
Art of working without entanglement
You have a right to perform your prescribed duty, but you are not entitled to the fruits of action. Never consider yourself to be the cause of the results of your activities, and never be attached to not doing your duty.
Translation: “Of all the yogis , the one with great faith who always abides in Me, thinks of Me within himself, and renders transcendental loving service to Me is the most intimately united with Me in yoga and is the highest of all. That is My opinion.”
BG 12:8-11 “ Just fix your mind upon Me, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, and engage all your intelligence in Me. Thus you will live in Me always, without a doubt. “ My dear Arjuna, O winner of wealth, if you cannot fix your mind upon Me without deviation, then follow the regulative principles of bhakti-yoga. In this way you will develop a desire to attain to Me. “ If you cannot practice the regulations of bhakti-yoga, then just try to work for Me, because by working for Me you will come to the perfect stage. “ If, however, you are unable to work in this consciousness, then try to act giving up all results of your work and try to be self-situated. “ If you cannot take to this practice, then engage yourself in the cultivation of knowledge…
Not by the weak, not by the unearnest, Not by those who practice wrong disciplines Can the Self be realized. The Self reveals Himself as the Lord of Love to the one Who practices right disciplines. -Mundaka Upanishad Brahman cannot be realized by those Who are subject to greed, fear, and anger. Brahman cannot be realized by those Who are subject to the pride of name and fame Or to the vanity of scholarship. Brahman cannot be realized by those Who are enmeshed in life's duality. But to all those who pierce this duality, Whose hearts are given to the Lord of Love , He gives himself through his infinite grace, He gives himself through his infinite grace. -Tejabindu Upanishad