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The whole world is an extension of one God
April 11, 1988
Gurudev Shri Ramlal ji Siyag
Founder and Patron of AVSK, Jodhpur

This whole world is a vast form of the same God. In this relation Bhagwan Shri Krishna in the Bhagavad Geeta has said,

idaṁ śharīraṁ kaunteya kṣhetram ity abhidhīyate
etad yo vetti taṁ prāhuḥ kṣhetra-jña iti tad-vidaḥ (13:2)

Bhagwan Shri Krishna

O Arjun, this body is termed as kṣhetra (the field of activities), and the one who knows this body is called kṣhetrajña (the knower of the field) by the sages who discern the truth about both.

    kṣhetra-jñaṁ chāpi māṁ viddhi sarva-kṣhetreṣhu bhārata
    kṣhetra-kṣhetrajñayor jñānaṁ yat taj jñānaṁ mataṁ mama (13:3)

    Bhagwan Shri Krishna

    O scion of Bharat, I am also the knower of all the individual fields of activity. The understanding of the body as the field of activities, and the soul and God as the knowers of the field, this I hold to be true knowledge.

    avibhaktaṁ cha bhūteṣhu vibhaktam iva cha sthitam
    bhūta-bhartṛi cha taj jñeyaṁ grasiṣhṇu prabhaviṣhṇu cha (13:17)

    Bhagwan Shri Krishna

    He is indivisible, yet He appears to be divided amongst living beings. Know the Supreme Entity to be the Sustainer, Annihilator, and Creator of all beings.

    jyotiṣhām api taj jyotis tamasaḥ param uchyate
    jñānaṁ jñeyaṁ jñāna-gamyaṁ hṛidi sarvasya viṣhṭhitam (13:18)

    Bhagwan Shri Krishna

    He is the source of light in all luminaries and is entirely beyond the darkness of ignorance. He is knowledge, the object of knowledge, and the goal of knowledge. He dwells within the hearts of all living beings.

    upadraṣhṭānumantā cha bhartā bhoktā maheśhvaraḥ
    paramātmeti chāpy ukto dehe ’smin puruṣhaḥ paraḥ (13:23)

    Bhagwan Shri Krishna

    Within the body also resides the Supreme Lord. He is said to be the Witness, the Permitter, the Supporter, Transcendental Enjoyer, the ultimate Controller, and the Paramātmā (Supreme Soul).

    ya evaṁ vetti puruṣhaṁ prakṛitiṁ cha guṇaiḥ saha
    sarvathā vartamāno ’pi na sa bhūyo ’bhijāyate (13:24)

    Bhagwan Shri Krishna

    Those who understand the truth about the Supreme Soul, the individual soul, material nature, and the interaction of the three modes of nature will not take birth here again. They will be liberated regardless of their present condition.

  • The Hindu religion firmly believes in the principle that ‘I’ am a soul and emphasizes on Self-realization but at present there is intense darkness due to the strong effect of Maya. There is an excessive dearth of ‘Sattvik’ light in the world. The man of this age is scared of discussing spirituality. Since the topic of Self-realization has disappeared from religion, in the present time, spirituality is taught only with the help of debates, a web of words, and logic. Debates are the root cause of quarrel; hence, due to its fear people have stopped having even religious discussions. This condition indicates a terrible decline in religion.

  • All religions of the world are more or less in the same condition. This condition cannot stay for long as the religion has reached its limit from the point of view of decline. Change is inevitable. This cycle of rise and fall has been going on since time immemorial. The change of era is a law of the Supreme Power. This is not something new that is happening. Just like day and night follow each other, similarly, change of era has occurred constantly under the time cycle. Bhagwan Shri Krishna in the Bhagwat Geeta has said -

  • sahasra-yuga-paryantam ahar yad brahmaṇo viduḥ
    rātriṁ yuga-sahasrāntāṁ te ’ho-rātra-vido janāḥ (8:17)

    Bhagwan Shri Krishna

    One day of Brahma (kalp) lasts a thousand cycles of the four ages (mahā yug) and his night also extends for the same span of time. The wise who know this understand the reality about day and night.

    When I sit quietly and think, I come to the conclusion that whatever is happening through me is only a miracle of that Supreme Power that is getting revealed through me by the grace of my Guru. I am not in any delusion about this. Whatever is happening, I am observing it as a witness. I am clearly experiencing that someone else is the doer and I am dancing to HIS tune.

    - Gurudev Shri Ramlalji Siyag