THE BHAGAVAD GITA

THE SIVANANDA TRANSLATION WITH COMMENTARY BY SWAMI VENKATESANANDA

The Bhagavad Gita (Song of God)

THE MONTH OF OCTOBER

Indian mythology tells the story of the Lord (Trivikrama) who measured the heaven and the earth with two strides and placed his foot on the head of man as the "third" of three strides, thus bringing the three worlds together.

This allegorical story has been esoterically interpreted in different ways. He, the undying one, appears to be born, to live and to die, in all; he, the ever-wakeful one, wakes, dreams and sleeps in the individual's consciousness. He is the creator, preserver, redeemer and that which transcends them all and exists as their underlying unity.

Here, in the fourteenth chapter of the Bhagavad Gita, we are granted a vision of that supreme being who forms the substratum:

(i) for all perishable beings,

(ii) for the imperishable divine spark that exists in them all, and

(iii) who, being free from all limitations of individualization and contact with ever-changing phenomena, transcends them all.

He is the supreme being, at once transcendent and immanent. He is the life-giving substance in the plant; he is the digestive fire in the human; he is the light in the sun. In fact, one who keeps his eyes and ears open, cannot fail to recognize this supreme being every moment of his life.

According to scientists, the entire universe will implode and become a singularity. Thus, in that singularity or single point is the whole universe - all one. This is the most intense mixture of all. We are all one.

Realization of this divine mystery frees one not only from bondage but from grief, here and now.

 

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