(Below is a continuation of the post Summary of Bhagavad Gita at Bali - Day 2)
Yesterday we discussed the 4 kinds of people who come on the path:
1. People who are miserable and who want to get rid of their misery, they come onto the spiritual path
2. Those who have desires and want to fulfill their desires, and so they come to the master
3. People who want to know the higher truth, and so they come to the master with inquisitiveness
4. Those who come to the master because they are wise. They have wisdom and they are intelligent
Only intelligent people come onto the spiritual path, that is what I feel.
'Yo yo yam yam tanum bhaktah sraddhayarchitum icchati. Tasya tasyacalam sraddham tam-eva vidadhamyaham’
‘Sa taya shraddhaya yuktas tasyaradhanam ihate. Labhate cha tathah kaman mayaiva vihitan hi tan’
'I have given faith, and with the faith that I have given a person engages in worship, and through this worship he attains his desires. And this is ordained by me. I have ordained this natural law'.
See, doctors give you medicine, but suppose you don't have faith in the doctor, will you take that medicine? No you won't. And even if you do take it without having faith, will it work? No, it will not work. Faith is a factor in every function. Any function, anything you do, faith is an important factor.
So all these effects of specific results, from specific impulses of creations (deva means the specific impulses of creations; rays of consciousness) are ordained. They are part of the law.
'Antavat tu phalam tesham tad bhavaty alpa-medhasam. Devan deva-yajo yanti mad-bhakta yanti mam-api'
Let us say you are a bodybuilder, and you spend all your time only in bodybuilding. You ignore your intellect, you ignore your emotions and everything else in life. Then you are not attaining fullness.
Same way, just imagine someone is a violinist, and they just eat and sleep violin and they do everything with the violin from morning till night, and neglect all the other aspects of their life. Will they be a complete personality? No!
So if you are stuck in this one area of only doing one thing, then your blossoming is not possible. It is necessary to attend to all of this, but also see me, look at me, I am the complete and so come to me.
'Avyaktam vyaktim apannam manyante mam abuddhayah. Param bhavam ajananto mam-avyayam anuttamam'
This is so beautiful. He says, 'The foolish think of me as the un-manifest coming into manifestation, knowing not my higher immutable unsurpassed nature'. 'I am un-manifest, but people only see my manifested aspect. They only see my outer appearance'.
See, whenever you relate to somebody, you only relate to their external. In fact, it is the self or the mind, or the spirit inside them which you are relating to, but you never pay attention to that. Do you see what I am saying?
When you are relating to someone, what is it that you are relating to, the body or the spirit? You have never even thought about this.
He says, 'People think of me only as the external human being, they do not see that space, that consciousness which is in fact speaking and which is doing everything. They only see the eight fold prakruti, nobody sees something beyond that. Such people are not intelligent'.
Then he says, 'And it is not their mistake also because I don't reveal myself to everybody'.
'Na-aham prakasah sarvasya yoga-maya-samavrtah. Mudho 'yam nabhijanati loko mam ajam avyaya’
Lord Krishna says, 'The deluded one knows me not. Not everybody knows me, I am the unborn and imperishable. I was never born and neither will I ever die'.
‘Vedaham samatitani vartamanani cha-arjuna. Bhavishyani cha bhutani mam tu veda na kashchana
'Iccha-dvesha-samutthena dvandva-mohenabharata. Sarva-bhutanisammohamsargeyantiparantapa'
'Yesamtv-anta-gatampapamjananampunya-karmanam. Te dvandva-moha-nirmuktabhajante mam drdha-vratah’
'Jara-marana-moksaya mamasrityayatanti ye. Te brahma tad viduhkrtsnamadhyatmam karma chakhilam'
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