Start listening to the Supreme who is awakening humans from their deep ignorance and empowering them through knowledge and yoga to gain victory over negative tendencies, says Rajyogi brahmakumar nikunj ji
One of the greatest contributions of India to the world is Bhagwad Gita, which is considered to be one of the first revelations from God. The spiritual philosophy and management lessons in the holy book were brought to light by the efforts of many Indian saints. They call holy Gita the essence of Vedic Literature and a guide to practical life. Undoubtedly, the book is full of wisdom par excellence but one misses its real meaning if one doesn’t know to whom does the word Bhagwan in the book refer to. The collection of divine words say it in very clear terms that these are the utterings of God himself (Bhagwan uvachya). It is really an unparalleled and a great claim. No one else, delivering a discourse, has ever said that he, the speaker, is God. Hence he, who does not pay attention to these words of God, is really unlucky, for it is a divine invitation to receive God’s greatest gifts to make a fabulous fortune.
He, who has made this pronouncement, is really the most beloved. It is He who is speaking to us in words and tone of endearment, affection and the purest sentiments of love. He whispers to us, “Wake up, my dear, come to me.” He also tells us, “I assure you that I will free you of all your sins done in utter ignorance or misunderstanding. Come and take refuge in me, surrender to me alone and I promise that I will liberate you.”
He thus speaks to us as One who knows us intimately and since ages past loves us more than we love ourselves. Who is He and why does He love us so much and offers us so much? If we do not listen to Him, how will we know Him? If we do not know Him, how will we surrender to Him? And, if we do not surrender, what is our plan for salvation, purification or perfection?
There have been many attempts by scholars and saints to solve the riddle of His identity and also of the time when the Gita was revealed. There are millions who have read the Gita or its translations. But all of them have only added to the confusion. They have tried their utmost to open the hard knot to untangle the thread of this spiritual knowledge but have failed miserably because their minds dwell on grammar or some particular “ism”, such as Vaishnavism or Vãda such as Advaitvãd. They have all overlooked God’s own assertion, “No one, not even the deities, know me truly as I am and what I am. So, no one can tell you the truth about me, the Creator, nor can they tell you of the world drama, for they themselves are caught up in the wheel of births and deaths. Therefore, I have to descend to reveal the truth. You listen to me. Free your mind of all that you have packed it with and let my light enter. You are vainly proud of your bookish knowledge or what you have learnt from humans. And yet you do not know even a tangible fraction of truth.” The knowledge that He gives is new. The words, used to express, might be old but their meaning is new, for the real meaning had been lost. Remember ! God’s dictionary and grammar are different from that of human beings because his wisdom is without any bias, without any touch of vices or without any limitation, imposed by body-consciousness, bondages and blemishes of caste, country, cult, creed or community. He is totally free and absolutely true and fair. His knowledge is not bounded by any cut-off mark of time or space. So, He alone can give knowledge in words and in manner which are best-suited. It is, therefore, the rarest of opportunity, that we have, of listening to His voice—the Master’s voice-that is so enchanting, so enthralling, so ennobling. This opportunity knocks at our door only once in the four ages. So what are you waiting for? Start listening to Him because it is at this time that Supreme himself is awakening humans from their deep ignorance and empowering them through knowledge and yoga to gain victory over negative tendencies. In this way He is preparing humans to open the gates of heaven.