The ‘thread’ of existence – The one who comprehends this attains instantaneous spiritual, intellectual and emotional freedom, and above all peace.
Irrespective of the difficulties or obstacles you encounter in life, the foremost task you might want to undertake prior to seeking solutions would be to overcome the CURSE OF DUALITY by PURGING YOUR MIND of all baseless fears, beliefs and assumptions that may be currently dictating your thoughts.
Those who propagate the concept of duality lack an understanding of both Vedanta and the principles of science and rationality. Their influence on society has been immeasurable and harmful. The naive and intellectual notion of unquestioningly believing in the existence of a separate divine being is a leading cause of major conflicts, wars, genocides, and other atrocious events throughout human history. Individual beliefs often clash, leading to deep-rooted conflicts that can endure for centuries. Nowhere in the Srimad Bhagavad Gita does Krishna instruct Arjuna to blindly believe in anything or seek His favour through prayer. Nowhere does Krishna advocate for performing absurd goal-oriented rituals. Such actions carried out in the name of religion, Bhakti, or tradition contradict one of the core teachings of KarmaYoga in the Srimad Bhagavad Gita.
SBG 2:47 कर्मण्येवाधिकारस्ते मा फलेषु कदाचन |
मा कर्मफलहेतुर्भूर्मा ते सङ्गोऽस्त्वकर्मणि || २ ४७ ||
You only have the right to work, but never to claim its results. The results of your actions should never be your motive but at the same time, you should not be attached to inaction.
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Consider this: Just as a wave emerges from the ocean and temporarily assumes its own form and identity, it always remains connected to and inseparable from the ocean.
Likewise, all living beings and inanimate objects are similar to waves, as they too arise from the vast ocean of existence and adopt transient names and forms, only to return to their original state of oneness with the entirety of existence or Brahman.
Physical beings are mere assemblages of cells organised in various ways that determine their structure and function. However, the true Self is the same omnipresent Paramatma, Brahman, or the entity known as Krishna, without whom nothing can either exist or not exist.
The false belief of separation from the whole is the root cause of mental distress and unease in life. These deeply ingrained beliefs, though difficult to uproot, can be overcome within a short span of time if one truly opens their inner eye of reason.
सर्वभूतस्थमात्मानं सर्वभूतानि चात्मनि |
ईक्षते योगयुक्तात्मा सर्वत्र समदर्शनः || ६ २९ ||
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.
अहमात्मा गुडाकेश सर्वभूताशयस्थितः |
अहमादिश्च मध्यं च भूतानामन्त एव च || १० २० ||
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 13:27 (or 28 in some editions)
समं सर्वेषु भूतेषु तिष्ठन्तं परमेश्वरम् |
विनश्यत्स्वविनश्यन्तं यः पश्यति स पश्यति || १३ २७ ||
The person who truly sees is the one who sees the Supreme Atman or Supreme Bhagavan, existing equally in all beings – the unperishing within the perishing.
SBG 13:28 (or 29 in some editions)
समं पश्यन्हि सर्वत्र समवस्थितमीश्वरम् |
न हिनस्त्यात्मनात्मानं ततो याति परां गतिम् || १३ २८ ||
Such a person perceives the same Supreme Divinity or 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.
Clean up your mind. START WORKING on gaining Advaitaanubhava and find peace in 30 minutes – Learning to Experience nonduality or Universal Oneness. The moment you realise that there is nothing outside your own mind, the result will be nothing but fearlessness and absolute peace.
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