The saying that not even a leaf moves without the will of God is completely true.
Bhagwan Shri Krishna has clearly stated in the eleventh chapter in the Bhagwat Geeta:
I am Time, the source of destruction that comes forth to annihilate the worlds. Even without your participation, the warriors arrayed in the opposing army shall cease to exist. (Bhagavad Geeta 11:32)
Therefore, arise and attain honor! Conquer your foes and enjoy prosperous rulership. These warriors stand already slain by me, and you will only be an instrument of my work, O expert archer. (Bhagavad Geeta 11:33)
Dronacharya, Bheeshma, Jayadratha, Karn, and other brave warriors have already been killed by me. So, slay them without fear. Just fight and you will be victorious over your enemies in the battle. (Bhagavad Geeta 11:34)
From the above discourse by Bhagwan Shri Krishna, it becomes clear that this entire world is a vast form of HIM. The being is only an instrument in all the activities. The elusive power of God (Maya) consisting of three attributes makes the being dance to her tune by putting him under delusion. Due to false ego, the being becomes the doer. In this way, caught by the ‘Tamsik’ tendencies and entangled in the cycle of birth and death, he is suffering.
To further clear it, in the 61st verse of the eighteenth chapter in the Bhagwat Geeta, Bhagwan said:
The Supreme Lord dwells in the hearts of all living beings, O Arjun. According to their karmas, he directs the wanderings of the souls, who are seated on a machine made of the material energy. (Bhagavad Geeta 18:61)
Due to the lack of direct experience and Self-Realization of God who is seated within him, the being, caught in the cycle of birth and death, is suffering. In this age, since all kinds of worships are outward oriented, it is impossible to have direct experience and vision of GOD.
Just by memorizing the religious scriptures and repeating them is not going to benefit in any way. Unless the being recognizes God in a real sense, any kind of benefit is impossible.
- Gurudev Shri Ramlalji Siyag
That he is not even in a condition to comprehend the wisdom given in the Bhagwat Geeta, shows that the world is completely surrounded by ‘Tamasik’ tendencies. The almost disappearance of ‘Sattvik’ tendencies indicates that a radical change is about to occur in the world. This also means the end of ‘Tamsik’ tendencies from the world. The number of spiritual teachers we have at present in the world has never been seen or heard in the past. In spite of their presence, intense darkness has been setting in constantly. In such a situation, it is impossible for people to not raise fingers at these religious teachers.
All these religious teachers are caught up in the qualities of this era and the flow of time in such a manner that they are incapable of saving themselves. They are just trying to keep afloat like a person who is about to drown. History tells us that whenever such a situation has arisen in the world, God has descended for the welfare of the people.
In this relation, Bhagwan, in the 7th and 8th verse of the fourth chapter of the Bhagwat Geeta, said:
Whenever there is a decline in righteousness and an increase in unrighteousness, O Arjun, at that time I manifest myself on earth. (Bhagavad Geeta 4:7)
To protect the righteous, to annihilate the wicked, and to re-establish the principles of dharma I appear on this earth, age after age. (Bhagavad Geeta 4:8)