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There Is Only One God All Living Beings Have Him In Their Hearts He Is Everywhere He Is The All-Sustaining Soul
समं सर्वेषु भूतेषु तिष्ठन्तं परमेश्वरम् |
विनश्यत्स्वविनश्यन्तं य: पश्यति स पश्यति || 13.28||
samaṁ sarveṣhu bhūteṣhu tiṣhṭhantaṁ parameśhvaram
vinaśhyatsv avinaśhyantaṁ yaḥ paśhyati sa paśhyati|| 28||
BG – Ch. 13- Ver. 28:
They are the only ones who fully see, who recognize the paramatma Supreme Soul that accompanies the soul in all beings, and who comprehend that both are imperishable in this perishable body.
Shree Krishna had previously said they are the only ones who truly see, who see that. He now claims that seeing the presence of the soul within the body is insufficient. We must also recognize that God, the Supreme Soul, resides within each and every body. All living beings feel His presence in their hearts.
The individual soul travels from body to body in the cycle of life and death, accompanied by the Supreme Soul. Shree Krishna now tells how experiencing God’s presence in everyone transforms a sadhak’s life.
Verse & what we can learn
In this shloka, Shri Krishna discusses what happens when you gain an equanimous perspective. He claims that anyone who recognizes Ishvara’s presence in everything and everyone, including himself, does not injure or kill himself. He claims that if we fail to focus on the imperishable and place too much emphasis on the perishable, we are committing a form of suicide.
We must cultivate samadarshanam, or the vision of seeing the imperishable Ishvara in the perishable universe, according to Shri Krishna. We must cease identifying with a body that is not ours in the first place. It is one of the five components that make up the cosmos, and after it has served its purpose, it will return to them. We should identify with Ishvara, who is present in both ourselves and other beings.
We will achieve the highest, most pure level of Ishvara, which is the state of brahman, the eternal essence, when we comprehend that the Ishvara in us is the same Ishvara in everyone. We get freedom or moksha the moment we realize our identity with Brahman.
To acquire knowledge and to implement that knowledge in life one needs to be mentally and physically active and healthy and for that daily meditation is a great tool.
There are various types of meditation like Buddhist meditation, heartfulness meditation, mindfulness meditation, meditation for stress, and each meditation benefits are countless. There is also numerous meditation techniques for beginners which help in practicing daily meditation so go ahead and start your journey towards a peaceful and balanced life.
We must separate ourselves from Prakriti In the next two shlokas, we’ll see how to achieve it.
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