Kundalini, All-Pervasiveness & Three Worlds – Bhagavad Gita, Ch 10, Vs 21

Vishnu - All-Pervader
Vishnu, ‘All-Pervader’

The Power of God & You

The manifestations of God in the world, in you, and in the entire universe.

The eighteen chapters of the Bhagavad Gita is a conversation between Arjuna and his childhood friend and Guru, Lord Krishna. Arjuna has asked Him to explain how He, as Absolute God, exists within Creation. Lord Krishna began answering this question in verses 19-20, “God In You”, and continues:

Kundalini, All-Pervasiveness & Three Worlds

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Of the Adityas, I am Vishnu. Of heavenly luminaries, I am the radiant sun. Of the Maruts, I am Marici. Of heavenly bodies, I am the moon.

Alternate translation:
I am Unlimited (Aditya) and pervade all that is (Vishnu). Of light appearing in the three worlds (of the body), I am the Sun (Prana, the Life Energy). Of the Storm Gods (Maruts) I am lightening (Marici). Of heavenly bodies, I am the Moon (soma):

Expansion:
As the Unlimited (Absolute), I pervade everything. Of heavenly luminaries I am the Sun, the Life Energy in the three worlds of the body. Of the Storm and Wind Gods (Maruts) I am the lightening (Marici) striking in the heaven of bodies (the head), where I am also the ‘moon of mystery’. 

Aditi with Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva
Aditi with Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva at Her feet.

Aditya means ‘coming from Aditi’. Aditi is one of the most ancient Indian of Goddesses. She represents the Eternal and Infinite. The word aditi means ‘boundless, inexhaustible, abundance, unimpaired, and perfect’.

God Everywhere

Lord Krishna is an avatara of Vishnu embodied in the relative realm of this world. All His vibhutis (powers, manifestations) are evidence of Him as Absolute God pervading everything…this material world, as well as the personal world of your body. Absolute Unlimited God is everywhere in everything, microcosmically and macrocosmically. The Relative could not exist without the Absolute.

Everything is Absolutely Relative

Absolute God is not being anything because It is already everything, and so are You (think about that for a minute).

The light “appearing in the three worlds” is jyoti. This light, or fire (energy), is in the ‘kind and gracious’ central channel (sushumna) of the body through which Goddess Kundalini travels upward. The Absolute exists in this relative world as this evolutionary force. She is not evolution itself, but the force, the power, of itThings change because of Her, but Kundalini Herself never changes. 

Earth, Sky and Heaven

The world of Earth is up to the diaphragm. The Sky, or Atmosphere, is from the diaphragm up to and including the fifth chakra. Heaven is above.

The ascent of the Life Energy with Kundalni through the central channel of the body is brought on by the Storm God, Marici, ‘lightening’, which can be seen in meditation. This visual experience indicates the production of soma by the pineal gland. Soma is amrita, the nectar of immortality, before it is pure. The purpose of amrita is the attainment of your natural state as a Divine, Indestructible, Absolute Individual.

Marici (lightening) is also the name of the first of the Seven Rishis of the first Manvantara  (306,720,000 of our years) whose Manu (ruling force) was Svayambhu. Svayambhu means ‘self-existent’, which describes Absolute God, and You as a Divine Absolute Individual.

WHO you are is the individual. WHAT you are is Absolute. Now that you know this, it is time to move on and put yourself and your life in sync with this Truth.

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God In You – Bhagavad Gita, Ch 10, Vs 19-20

Vibhuti's of Lord Krishna

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This Bhagavad Gita of eighteen chapters is a conversation between Arjuna and his childhood friend and Guru, Lord Krishna. Arjuna has just spent the last few verses imploring Him to explain how He as Absolute God exists within Creation, and now Lord Krishna answers:

God In You

The Blessed Lord spoke:
Listen! I will tell you of My divine manifestations, but, since there is no limit to my power, only those that are the most prominent.

Because there is no limit to His power, there is no limit to His manifestations, so he is only going to tell Arjuna about the most important ones. With Absolute God, there is no limit to anything, so Lord Krishna is drawing the line at what is most predominant. As for this writing, I would add that there is so much that could be said of a single one of them, that what you will be reading is only a small fraction.

In the following sequence of verses, we learn how Absolute God exists within the Relative Realm of this world. Anything He says He is, He is the essence of that, and the highest and best aspect of that essence. This gives us some idea of what to look for in our quest for the Absolute. These verses are connected in this way, but practically, they present us with options for where to look, and show us how to discern the difference.

As we go along, you may notice that deeper meanings of these verses address the whole process of yoga sadhana (the practice of unification). Because Lord Krishna is only going to reveal a limited number of His vibhutis (powers or manifestations), we should look at them as a means of revealing the course of yoga sadhana.

Lord Krishna means to allay any doubts Arjuna may have about what He has taught him, by pointing out aspects of these vibhutis and teachings as being Himself. He is showing Arjuna that, if he has faith in Him (God, Guru), he also has faith in the full gamut of these teachings and the practice that He has taught him.

Lord Krishna begins with the most important vibhuti:

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I am the atman abiding within all Beings, and I am the beginning, middle and end of Beings.

  • Atman, the divine individual, the Real Self (Absolute)
  • Beginning, middle and end of Beings (Relative)

‘Atman’ in this verse refers to the Real Self as Absolute. Anything that comes, stays and then goes, such as Beings, is Relative.

You are a god (Absolute) in a body (Relative) made of God (Absolute) being human (Relative).

Absolute and Relative

Earth, water, fire, air, ether, mind, intelligence and individual self-sense, are the eight parts of my relative nature—such is My inferior nature. But know this as different from My highest absolute existence by which this world is sustained. — Bhagavad Gita, Ch 7, vs 4 – 5

Individual self-sense – The Sanskrit is ahamkara, meaning “I do”. This is usually translated as ‘ego’. So when in Experiential Meditation you hear yourself thinking the question, “Did I do that, or was that Shakti?” remember this verse, and that what you are after is Absolute God.

The Embodied One is never born nor does it ever die. But just as in the body childhood, youth and old age happen to an embodied one, so also the embodied one acquires another body.

Your existence as a human being (Relative) is because of God (Absolute). You are not here because of Creation. You are here because of Absolute God, the source of Creation. When you understand this, you will understand that the Real You is Absolute. 

Absolute You

The Divine Individual is eternally indestructible and unchanging, is without limitation, and has unrestricted power. The Divine Individual that You really are has always been and always will be. God is saying that the presence of Absolute God, first and foremost, is found in You.

The Embodied One is not born nor does it ever die, nor having been, will it again come not to be. Birthless, eternal, perpetual, indivisible, it does not die when the body dies. —Bhagavad Gita, ch 2, vs 20

The Divine Individual, the True Self, the Real You, is what you really are even though you are being human and as a being, will live and die.

  • Absolute – God in you as the Real You is never born and never dies.
  • Relative – God is your human cloak and its birth, life and death.

You will notice that Absolute God is static, unchanging. Relative God is all about activity and change. Is it any wonder that most humans are polytheistic even though there is only one God? Is it any wonder that God-realization and Self-realization are really the same?

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