Bhagavad Gita Chapter 2 Verse 46


यावानर्थ उदपाने सर्वतः संप्लुतोदके ।
तावान्सर्वेषु वेदेषु ब्राह्मणस्य विजानतः ॥२-४६॥

yāvān artha udapāne sarvataḥ saṃplutodake
tāvān sarveṣu vedeṣu brhmaṇasya vijnataḥ ॥ 2-46 ॥

 

Transliteration

In Bhagavad Gita chapter 2 verse 46 Lord Srikrishna clearly details limitations of Vedas (Hinduism revelations). As per Lord Krishna behind every scripture laid domain of God Almighty! If Mimamsakas, Sakaam karma yogis felt purport of Vedas was reaching swarga (Heaven) then this theory could not sustain on parameters of spirituality. It has been proved beyond doubt that apart from God Almighty (Brahman in Hinduism) nothing exists in cosmos! The physical world was only a manifestation by God Almighty… Parmatman! This was necessitated as souls atmans could not cleanse themselves of dross impurities within. They need a medium, a body to work out its karma, remove dross impurities within!

 

Similar as reaching source of jala (water) that was comprehensive, all containing… one does not search for smaller sources of water; one who attains Brahma jnana, Atma jnana also need not study Vedas (Hinduism revelations) to know anything further. Reaching stage of Brahma jnana, Atma jnana was complete in itself. There was nothing to learn further after becoming a Tattva Jnani! The ultimate goal of life for all human beings on mother earth was reaching stage of Tattva jnana, not swarga (Heaven)! All dross impurities within removed forever… the need for soul atman, the spirit within to manifest another body now ceases to exist! A purified soul atman enters Vaikuntha (kingdom of God), moment an enlightened one, a Tattva jnani left mortal frame! Vedas were only a means… not an end in itself!

 

The Explanation

Having seen light of sun, having realized Brahma Tattva… there was nothing more to be achieved by a traveler of spirituality! The light of sun could be visualized on a permanent basis only when one reaches stage of enlightenment (kaivalya jnana), never before! One comes across God Almighty on one-to-one basis only after reaching stage of enlightenment (kaivalya jnana) as detailed in sacred scriptures of Hinduism. One comes in permanent communion with God Almighty only after becoming an enlightened one… a bodhi, a Jina… a Mahavira!

 

Having become a Mahavira or Gautama Buddha… the need for travelling spiritual path any further now ceased to exist! For an enlightened one even teachings contained in Vedas (Hinduism revelations) carried no further meaning. Path of Sakaam karma yoga (rituals) was never meant for a traveler of spiritual path. A serious seeker of spirituality always indulged in path of nishkama karma yoga that directly led one towards God Almighty. For a serious seeker of spirituality goal of life was one and only one… reach god in present life! As we do not know what form our soul atman manifests in next manifestation… why delay spiritual journey and mar our present or future!

 

The path of a Sakaam karma Yogi was like indulging in scriptures literally! The hidden inner meaning contained in all scriptures of different religions of world could only be fathomed through path of contemplation… path of self enquiry (Neti… not this, not this) as exemplified by Lord Krishna in various shlokas verses of Bhagavad Gita. No matter how many times we read Bhagavad Gita or Upanishads, nothing becomes clear unless we learnt the delicate art of contemplation. People world over desist from path of contemplation, self enquiry… fearing greater indulgence in path of spirituality! As spirituality demands travelling path of absolute truthfulness… people often feared taking path of pure spirituality!

 

Path of pure spirituality can only be travelled by one who has a fixed goal in life! None could reach god travelling in two boats. We need to have a single goal in life… the one and only one! Path of spirituality differed from goals of physical manifest world. Path of spirituality was like travelling razors edge. Always considered path of unknown… path of spirituality was always travelled all alone! We may or may not get a preceptor, a spiritual master… a spiritual guide in the journey of life but nothing was assured! Everything depended on our willpower, the potential to exert to all limits! Spirituality definitely demands willpower exhibited by Swami Vivekananda to reach God in present life.

 

We truly had to become Swami Vivekananda to reach god in present life. There was no shortcut or any other alternative medium to reach god in present life. One could garner many noble prizes in physical manifest world… but in the domain of souls’ atmans, it was only absolute faith in God Almighty that ruled the roost. Mounted with insurmountable willpower, absolute faith in God Almighty, travelling path of absolute truthfulness one definitely reached god in present life! Sri Ramakrishna Paramhansa followed this path and so did Maharishi Ramana. Both these spiritual stalwarts reached god in their lifetime. Both had formed a definite goal in the early stages of life.

 

Having seen light of sun, for a Brahma jnani, Atma jnani it becomes easier to distinguish right from wrong! One could easily separate truth from false. Preachers of present times who preached otherwise were liable to exposure. Why ask mankind to indulge in Vedas (Hinduism revelations) when only teachings contained in Srimad Bhagavad Gita sufficed for entire humanity to reach god in present life. One single scripture of Hinduism, the sacred Bhagavad Gita sufficed for human beings to reach god in their lifetime. This was not a distinct possibility, but an assured path to God Almighty!

 

Through bhagavad gita 2 46 Lord Krishna assures Arjuna to believe in teachings of Bhagavad Gita being rendered to him by Lord Krishna in the battle of Mahabharata. As detailed by Lord Krishna, the 700 shlokas verses contained in Bhagavad Gita sufficed for human beings reaching god in present life. We can really do it… if we truly want to!

 

When young, six years of age… I developed affinity towards God Almighty. Something within told me to pursue path of god in this life. At that young age I did not know what God Almighty was all about. I only knew that we had to go to temples to pray to god whenever told by mother or a religious occasion arose! As life passed by I realized that I need a preceptor, a spiritual mentor to guide me in the spiritual journey of life. No matter how much I searched, I could never get a preceptor! In exasperation one day I asked god to become my guide in the journey of life and lo… he willingly agreed. From that day it was never looking back! Guided by God himself… I started covering path of spirituality with added fervor!

 

It took time… a lot of time, 25 years of yoga meditation before I finally reached god at 37 years of age! This is my last manifestation on mother earth… 8.4 millionth manifestation, last in cosmic life cycle! Moment I leave my mortal frame… I shall but attain moksha salvation!

 

All my life I never believed in god living in temples, churches or mosques! I believed in god existing in my heart… my soul atman, the spirit within! I have never read Vedas (Hinduism revelations) ever in my life. I also could not read or decipher writings contained in Bhagavad Gita or Upanishads. I did duplicate path taken by Sri Ramakrishna Paramhansa and Maharishi Ramana. Both these spiritual stalwarts initially started in search of god via path of bhakti yoga (path of rituals, path of total surrender)! But as total surrender to God in present Kali Yuga… dark age, metal age was not possible… both Sri Ramakrishna Paramhansa and Maharishi Ramana finally switched to path of jnana yoga (nishkama karma yoga) to reach god in their lifetime.

 

In a nutshell through geeta chapter 2 verse 46 Lord Krishna wants to convey a very simple message to Arjuna… do not indulge in path of Sakaam karma yoga or Vedas (rituals) as neither led one to God Almighty. To remove ignorance from within, indulgence in teachings contained in Bhagavad Gita was all the time necessitated. More than teachings contained in Bhagavad Gita… it was path of contemplation that was important! I had mastered the art of contemplation early in life. As young as 13 years of age, I distinctly remember I could discuss on God Almighty with full ferocity! So much so, I never found one wanting to discuss about god no better how best I searched. Even in present times, people wanting to contemplate on god were difficult to come by!

 

In my 58 years of spiritual travail, I have yet to find a person who could detail to me definition of God Almighty, meaning of spirituality… purport of dharma, meaning of karma! Whenever I ask aged why they do not engage themselves in search of god in present life, the simple reply always was… probably in next life! We can fool others but not our true inner self. We could keep practicing ignorance was a bliss in disguise. All such anomalies never propel one towards God Almighty. After death of present body, as next manifestation by our soul atman would depend on residual balance of karma of present and past lives… we could never say for sure that form manifested by our soul atman would travel path of spirituality in next life! What if based on residual balance of karma our soul atman manifests form of an animal in next life?

 

Commentary by: Vijay Kumar “Atma Jnani”… The Man who Realized God in 1993 – Oct 5, 2014

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