Bhagavan Krishna said to Arjuna:
(SBG 18:13)”Learn from Me, O mighty-armed Arjuna, the five factors, as declared in the Saankhya system which is the philosophy of spiritual illumination and the ultimate purpose of all actions.
(SBG 18:14) “The five factors are, the body which is the seat of action; the ego that claims to be the doer; the mind and the various senses; the different functions performed by the being; and the Super Consciousness within as the fifth factor.
It can be gleaned from this Shloka that an individual is essentially made up of five factors which are the physical body, the ego, the mind, the senses and the Superconsciousness.
Bhagavan Krishna also said, (SBG 15:08) “When the soul which is the master, acquires a body, it takes the mind and the five senses from the body it has left, just as the wind takes different odours along with it.”
It is evident from the above Shlokas that it is the presence of the Self or the Superconsciousness in a physical body that differentiates between one that is alive and another that has died. When the physical body of a person dies, it is the Self or the Superconsciousness that leaves it. The following Shlokas explain that the Self or Superconscioisness, not only in humans, but also in all beings, is Divinity, Brahman or Bhagavan Krishna Himself. This has been clearly stated in Shloka SBG 18:20 given below.
An untamed and untrained mind, ego, ignorance, arrogance and being brainwashed into following an organised religion or cult, are some of the reasons that prevent people from being seekers, and from being aware of as well as from sensing the Divinity in themselves. This sends them flocking behind godmen, godwomen and astrologers who weave their own stories and keep naive people entangled in the web of their bizarre tales.
Reading and understanding The Srimad Bhagavad Gita is the easiest and surest way to break free from mental slavery and to begin an exciting, awe filled, Karmically rewarding, peaceful and fulfilling life.
Below are some Shlokas from The Srimad Bhagavad Gita that explain the Divinity in you.
SBG 2:20 The Self is never born nor does it die at any time. It does not come into existence when the body is born nor does it die when the body dies.
SBG 3:30 Renounce all your works completely in Me, have full knowledge of the Self and fix your mind on Me, don’t expect any benefits, be clear of arrogance and laziness and fight.
SBG 4:38 There is certainly nothing more purifying than knowledge. He who is perfect in Yoga, finds it in the Self in due course of time.
SBG 5:05 A person who is devoted to the path of selfless action, has a pure mind or a purified soul, has his body and senses under control, is compassionate to all living beings and sees his Self in them, although engaged in work, is never in bondage.
SBG 6:29 A yogi whose Self is united with Divine Consciousness, sees the Self abiding in all beings and all beings in the Self. Such a person sees the same everywhere.
SBG 6:31 The one who is in union with Me and worships Me residing in all beings, becomes a Yogi and, whatever circumstances the person may be in, resides in Me.
SBG 10:20 I am the Self, O Gudakesha (Arjuna), situated within all living entities. I am the origin, the middle and also the end of all beings.
SBG 13:24 There are some who perceive the Self within themselves through meditation and there are others who approach Him through the Yoga of knowledge or that of action.
SBG 13:27 The person who truly sees is the one who sees the Supreme Bhagavan, existing equally, the unperishing within the perishing.
SBG 13:28 Such a person perceives the same Supreme Bhagavan dwelling equally everywhere and he does not degrade his own spiritual well-being by mistaking his ego to be the Self like the way ignorant people do. He therefore reaches the highest goal.
SBG 17:05 Those who are impelled by the forces of egotism, passions and attachments, practise terrible austerities which are not taught in the scriptures.
SBG 17:06 These senseless men torture all the elements in their own bodies as also Me residing within it. You should know them to be of demoniacal qualities.
SBG 18:20 The knowledge by which one sees the one indestructible Reality in all beings, although divided in countless forms, is said to be Sattvic or pure.
SBG 18:53 A person who has given up egoism, false strength, arrogance, anger, desire, and covetousness; is free from possessiveness and is always peaceful; is fit to attain Brahman or Super-Consciousness.
SBG 18:54 Having become one situated in Brahman, a person becomes serene in the Self, does not lament or desire; and is the same to all beings. It is in that state that a person attains Supreme Devotion unto Me.
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