Shri Bhagavad Krishna says:
बहूनां जन्मनामन्ते ज्ञानवान्मां प्रपद्यते |
वासुदेवः सर्वमिति स महात्मा सुदुर्लभः || ७ १९ ||
bahoonaam janma naamante
sa mahaatmaa sudur-labhaha (SBG 7:19)
Therefore, after innumerable births, the one who has perfected his or her wisdom, understanding fully My universal reality, surrenders to Me and such a soul is very rare.
It is true. Ask yourself if you have ever sincerely tried to study, investigate, research, and experience the Supreme Truth? I’m pretty sure you haven’t. It is simply due to the faulty and childish dualistic ‘god’ concept with which most of you have been raised. I, too, was raised that way, but then I was fortunate to have the opportunity to read the Srimad Bhagavad Gita all by myself and was not forced to listen to some ‘baba’ or ‘guru’ who would take one Shloka and go on and on explaining it until my ears fell off.
As a child, I would ask a lot of questions, and would not settle until the person who gave me answers to my questions could completely satisfy me using REASON AND LOGIC.
Krishna says in Shloka SBG 7:19 I quoted at the beginning of this post that a person who truly understands Krishna’s All-pervading Universal nature is very rare. I have been noticing this ever since I started this site in February 2014. Thousands and thousands of people have visited this site and have also contacted me, or communicated with me, but to be honest, I must say that there has been merely a handful of people whom I consider to be true seekers and not mere blind believers.
Take the melting points of different metals. The denser a metal, the higher its melting point. Similarly, people who have underdeveloped knowledge based on duality deeply embedded in their genes through multiple generations, find it easier to believe symbolic stories to be true rather than ‘tax’ their brains to undertake ‘Sadhana’, which is to thoroughly research and study.
Remember these three steps followed by a TRUE SEEKER:
- VichaaraNa: Questioning (and not blindly believing and obeying!)
- Shodhana: Searching and Researching
- Anubhava: Experiencing the knowledge gained
I do not pander to people who are looking for their ego to be pampered simply because by doing so, I would only be wasting their time and my time, and in the end, there will surely be no positive result.
Instead, I give them the hard truth, which might be bitter in the beginning but later on, it will turn their life into a much better experience.
Below are the three kinds of pleasures explained by Krishna in the 18th Chapter:
SBG 18:37 That, which first seems like poison but in the end is like nectar, is said to be Sattvic. It is born of one’s pure intellect, which is situated in Self-realisation.
SBG 18:38 The happiness or pleasure which is first like nectar due to the contact of sense organs and sense objects, but in the end is like poison, is said to be Rajasic.
SBG 18:39 The pleasure which shrouds Self-realisation right from the beginning until the end and is derived from sleep, indolence and delusion, is declared to be Tamasic.
I always go for Sattvic pleasure, and I hope that is what you too would go for.
A particular comment with feedback from someone who completed my ‘An Intro to the Vedas and 10 Upanishads by Tavamithram‘ course truly impressed me. It is a short message, but it showed me the seeker in the person.
Below is the comment and my response to the seeker.
Anyone who wishes to change his or her life would need to etch this statement in their mind: “If I continue to do what I have always done, I will continue to get what I have always got.” There will be no change if you do not change.
At least now, consider making use of the study materials I offer that are so simple to use and learn from, and those that teach you how to apply them in your life.
Evolve and improve your life.
Jai Shri Krishna.