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Everything is Only God (Feb 1, 2011)

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    ... Ram Ram   1st February, 2011, Tuesday Maagh Krishna Chaturdashi,   Vikram Samvat 2067   Everything is Only God    Question – If everything is God
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      || Shree Hari ||
      Ram Ram

      1st February, 2011, Tuesday
      Maagh Krishna Chaturdashi,   Vikram Samvat 2067
      Everything is Only God

       Question – If everything is God then from where did this world come? How Jeeva (embodied soul) got trapped in bondage of world?


      AnswerThis world exists neither in the eyes of Bhagavan (God) nor in the eyes of the realized souls, nor in the eyes of devotees that have taken refuge in God, and nor in men of wisdom (tattvagya).  This world exists only in the eyes of the embodied soul "jeeva" (due to belief, acceptance) . Hence, jeeva itself has accepted existence and importance of the world. – ‘जीवभूतां महाबाहो ययेदं धार्यते जगत्’ (गीता ७/५) 'Jeevabhootam Mahabaho Yayedam Dharyate Jagat' (Gita 7/5).  In essence, the embodied soul (Jeeva) is not trapped in the world but he is trapped in his own sentiments (trap of accepting existence and giving it importance).


      सब जग ईश्वर-रूप है, भलो बुरो नहिं कोय ।

      जैसी  जाकी  भावना,  तैसो  ही  फल  होय ॥

      Sab Jag Ishwar-roop Hai, Bhalo Buro Nahin Koyi

      Jaisi   Jaaki   Bhaavna,      Taiso    Hi   Phal  Hoye

      Paramatma is present everywhere, there is no good or evil; As are one's sentiments, so are the fruits.  

              Jeeva has accepted the existence of the world and by accepting its existence jeev has given it importance. Giving it importance gave birth to desires i.e. wanting of sensual pleasures, due to which he has taken on the cycle of birth and death. This means that it is only due to accepting the existence of an entity other than Paramatma (God) that jeeva is trapped and bound by the world.  So it is the responsibility of Jeev to not accept any other existence besides God. If he doesn't accept the existence of the world,  then where is existence of the world at all?

              In the discipline of knowledge (Gyanyog) ignorance is detrimental, but in discipline of devotion (Bhaktiyog) existence and acceptance of anything besides God is detrimental. Reason being that there is no independent existence of ignorance.  Incomplete or wrong understanding is itself said to be ignorance. Similarly there exists nothing besides God, the marvel, the divinity, the grandeur, the superhuman powers (Aishwarya) of God is itself known as the world. Ignorance is removed by respecting the discriminative faculty (vivek) and existence of many is wiped out by rooting out desire for sensual pleasures.

              The responsibility of wiping out ignorance lies on those following the path of Knowledge (gyaan marg), not for those who follow the path of devotion (Bhakti marg).  For those following the path of devotion, the ignorance is removed by God (Gita 10/11).  Likes and dislikes is an obstacle in both - the path of Knowledge (gyaan) and Devotion (bhakti).   Likes and dislikes are born, due to giving existence to many.  In path of devotion, the devotee (bhakt) does not accept the existence of anyone other than Bhagavan - ‘सपनेहुँ आन पुरुष जग नाहीं’ (मानस, अरण्य ५/६)"Sapanehun aan purush jag naahin". Even in dreams, there is none Other Supreme Personality in this world"  (Manas.  Arayna.  5/6) .  But in the path of knowledge, the sadhak removes the existence of the many, by doing so he further affirms and firmly roots the existence of many; because at the root, he has given existence to many, therefore he is  making an effort to wipe out the many.

      From book in hindi "Jit Dekhu Tit Tu" by Swami Ramsukhdasji.


      Titled "Jit Dekhu Tit Tu" on 1st February, 2011.
      HINDI : www.swamiramsukhdasji.org
      ENGLISH: www.swamiramsukhdasji.net

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