Saturday, April 5, 2014

IX: 6

Chapter 9, Verse 6

"Just as the wind, going here and there,
Always remains in the vastness of space,
So these, my wandering beings,
Are always within me."

Swami Shivananda:

Krishna offers a beautiful illustration to explain what he has said in the previous two verses.  Just as the wind rests in space without any contact or attachment, so also all beings and objects rest in the Self without producing any effect on it.

Just as the space in the pot is not distinct from the universal space before the origin and after the destruction of the pot and even during the existence of the pot, so also you are of the nature of the Self during the three periods before conception, during the lifetime, and after death.

Paramahansa Yogananda:

As the wind, wandering in all direction in the sky, is yet unable to affect the sky, so the colossal panorama of creation un-influentially abides in God's eternal consciousness.

Such is the paradox of creation that God exists as the soul of all beings, creating and supporting them, yet does not himself become entangled with them.  Human beings, although saturated with God, are overcome by cosmic delusion and made subject to birth and death.  A mystery indeed!

Just as prisoners plot ceaselessly to escape and regain their freedom, so the wise among us endeavor to escape the confinement of mortality.  In his own good time, God will reveal to his faithful aspirants the mysteries of Heaven and Earth.

No comments:

Related Posts with Thumbnails