Bhagavagd Gita - Session 25- Track 2511

bahūnāṁ janmanām ante jñānavān māṁ prapadyate |

“After many, many births, one attains to knowledge, and when he attains to knowledge, then I am realised, māṁ prapadyate.

vāsudevaḥ sarvam iti sa mahātmā sudurlabhaḥ ||19|| (VII)

In his consciousness, vāsudevaḥ sarvam iti, there is a constant state of knowledge. All this is Brahman. “All this is Vasudeva”. This is the state of Moksha, when ‘all’ is recognises ‘one’, ‘one’ is recognises ‘all’. One as all, all as one and all in Me and one in all. When this complete identity and complete universality is recognised, that is the state of Moksha.

vāsudevaḥ sarvam iti sa mahātmā sudurlabhaḥ ||

“Such a great soul is extremely difficult to find.”

kāmais tais tair hṛtajñānāḥ prapadyante ’nyadevatāḥ |

“There are people who are full of desires and they turn to different gods.”

taṁ taṁ niyamam āsthāya prakṛtyā niyatāḥ svayā ||20|| (VII)

“All of them are all restrained by so many rules and regulations, and by the Prakriti.”

yo yo yāṁ yāṁ tanuṁ bhaktaḥ śraddhayārcitum icchati |
tasya tasyācalāṁ śraddhāṁ tām eva vidadhāmy aham ||21|| (VII)

“Whoever wants to worship whatever with faith in his case I, Myself support his faith and increases faith.”

sa tayā śraddhayā yuktas tasyārādhanam īhate |
labhate ca tataḥ kāmān mayaiva vihitān hi tān ||22|| (VII)

“Endowed with that faith he endeavours to adore that form of divinity and he does obtain there, from that fulfilment of desires, but they are actually bestowed upon him by none but Myself.”

He may think that I have received this wealth from him, a god, or another god, or a third god, but actually I am the one who gives him the fruit of whatever he wants.

antavat tu phalaṁ teṣāṁ tad bhavaty alpamedhasām |

“But whatever they received is only for a short time, antavat. There is an end to whatever fruits they received.”

devān devayajo yānti madbhaktā yānti mām api ||23|| (VII)

“Those who worship gods, they all go to gods. But one who worships Me, he come to Me.”

These are all methods of attainment of the Supreme. There are many who try to attain to the Supreme by worshipping this god or that god and Sri Krishna says that, “Even in their case, the real fruit is given by Me, the Shraddha is also increased by Me, but so long as they do not know Me, and do not turn to Me, they may attain any fruits, they may increases in their faiths, they will only go to their gods, but among them, if you want to reach Me, then you have to turn to Me.”

avyaktaṁ vyaktim āpannaṁ manyante mām abuddhayaḥ |

“They only think that I am only manifested, they are all alpa matis. They don’t know that I am not merely that which is manifested; I am much more.”

paraṁ bhāvam ajānanto mamāvyayam anuttamam ||24|| (VII)

“They don’t know that I am so transcendental, I am not simply something, which is manifested here, I am much more.”

nāhaṁ prakāśaḥ sarvasya yogamāyāsamāvṛtaḥ |
mūḍho ’yaṁ nābhijānāti loko mām ajam avyayam ||25|| (VII)

“These are dull people who do not understand Me, and I am no more a light to them because they are deluded by Maya. I am something which is avyayam; I am indivisible, I am inexhaustible.”

vedāhaṁ samatītāni vartamānāni cārjuna |
bhaviṣyāṇi ca bhūtāni māṁ tu veda na kaścana ||26|| (VII)

“I am not merely that which is manifested now. I am eternal, I am indivisible, I am inexhaustible. I know what is the past, what is the present, what is the future. These people do not know any of these things.”

icchādveṣasamutthena dvandvamohena bhārata |
sarvabhūtāni saṁmohaṁ sarge yānti paraṁtapa ||27|| (VII)

“These people are full of icchā and dveṣa.” This is the negative way of speaking, that so long as you have both icchā and dveṣa, the ‘desire’ and ‘envy’, till then I am not available, I am not the method by which…this is not the method by which I am attainable:

icchādveṣasamutthena dvandvamohena bhārata |

sarvabhūtāni saṁmohaṁ sarge yānti…They remain entirely fixed in this world, where they are, and therefore they are not able to go into the higher paths where I am available.