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Brahman Is The Effulgence That Emanates From God’s Divine Body, According To The Upanishads
ब्रह्मणो हि प्रतिष्ठाहममृतस्याव्ययस्य च |
शाश्वतस्य च धर्मस्य सुखस्यैकान्तिकस्य च || 14.27||
brahmaṇo hi pratiṣhṭhāham amṛitasyāvyayasya cha
śhāśhvatasya cha dharmasya sukhasyaikāntikasya cha|| 14.27||
BG – Ch. 14- Ver. 27:
Since I am the abode of Brahman, the everlasting, imperishable, eternal constitution, and source of full delight.
As previously established, the all-powerful God possesses both a formless and a personal side to his identity. Shree Krishna discloses that the Brahman that the jnanis worship is the light from the personal form of God.
The transcendental Brahman that the jnanis and even the celestial gods meditate upon is the light that emanates from the toe nails of the Lord of Vrindavan’s feet, Shree Krishna.” In this verse, Shree Krishna definitively confirms that the antidote for the disease of the three gunas is to engage in unwavering devotion to the Supreme Lord’s personal form.
Verse & what we can learn
Shri Krishna described the technique of mentally removing the upaadhis – the veiling of the organs, senses, and so on – in order to reach the eternal essence that exists at the center of everyone. Jyana yoga led to release, or moksha, for those who acquired this eternal essence.
Shri Krishna declared that whoever has full devotion to Ishvara will achieve nirvana. Shri Krishna remarked that comprehending the everlasting essence in its purest form, nirguna Brahman, led in liberation as well. Shri Krishna declares here that he, as Ishvara, is the dwelling of the pure eternal essence, of nirguna Brahman, to allay Arjuna’s doubts about the differences between the two paths.
In other words, full devotion to Ishvara produces the same result as knowing yoga. This pure everlasting essence is likewise immortal, imperishable, eternal, and joyful, according to him.
He claims that the dharma, or constitution of devotion and knowledge, is the path to the eternal essence. Prakriti or Maya is a nirguna Brahman’s power. Maya is inseparable from nirguna Brahman, just as a strong person’s strength is inseparable from the person himself.
As a result, it is nirguna Brahman, holding the power of Maya, who addresses Arjuna as Ishvara. This is how nirguna Brahman (Brahman without Maya) and saguna Brahman (Brahman with Maya) are related. The home and strength of nirguna Brahman is saguna Brahman. And devotion and knowledge are two sides of the same coin when it comes to achieving 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.
In the next chapter next shloka Shri Krishna speaks of the eternal Aśhvatth tree.
Let’s learn to live with “The Gita” via Meditation Affinity…