The Power of God
In Thy Soul you are the Power of God. God is everywhere. There is no place, no time, and no space where God is not present. Yet God’s Headquarter is within your own Heart. God is multi-centric and also uni-centric. So you are never alone in the real sense. God is always, everywhere, watching over you in a positive, blessed, and loving way. So you should never feel alone or helpless. Don’t entertain any negative mood, thought, or attitude. You are never alone at any time at any place.
तत् त्वम् असि
tat tvam asi
That Thou Art
You are, in the core of your heart, the All-Pervading God. the Kriyaban tries to realize it, in the application of the Mantra of the 2nd Kriya,
ॐ नमो भगवते वासुदेवायSHRIMAD BHAGAVATAM
om namo bhagavate vasudevaya
- Om – stands for the Creation and the Creator in all their details.
- Namo – I bow humbly and lovingly
- Bhagavate – God
- Vasudevaya – The All-Pervading God or the God Who abides everywhere and in everything
As you think so you become
In the Holy Scriptures of The Bhagavad Gita and Sri Bhagavad Mahapurana, God as Sri Krishna declares that,
I only do everything and I only get everything done
Be God’s representative
In the whole Creation, there is no other method of liberation or Mokhsha or Self Realization. The moment an idea comes to your mind to do something, that is already done by God, we should do all work and activities as God’s agent or representative. This should be done with an attitude of service (Selfless) to Him and not as the fulfillment of our desires. We should not appropriate the Real Doership to serve or satisfy our Lower, Biological Ego. The whole thing is to rise above our limited biological ego. Also to identify ourselves with our Inner Self or Soul or the Power of God. If we don’t practice this God-oriented work culture, then we will crave the satisfaction of our desires. We get more and more identified with our biological lower, limited, death-oriented ego. this takes us away from Self Realization, liberation, and freedom from suffering.
God is everywhere
In another Yoga scripture, the Isa Upanishad, the ancient Master advises that remembering God is everything and is present everywhere. We should try to live, 100 years, constantly performing actions. If we conduct ourselves in this spirit and live with this God-oriented lifestyle, then all suffering will go away. We will not be a victim of the constant cycle of birth and death. This identification with the cycles of birth and death gives us a few pleasures. We have a craving for more and more. This identification with the cycles of birth and death gives us a greater share of disease, decay, and death i.e., endless fear and suffering. As a result, we forget our Immortal Divinity and Mastership. We become tense, fearful, anxious, depressed. We suffer from stress, leading to psychosomatic disease. We also suffer from ever-increasing suffering to ourselves as well as to our near and dear ones.
Our Service to God
We should be able to make the right decisions at the right time. We should be ever busy in our professed duties, in the service of God. And without getting attached (sentimentally or emotionally) to the results of the actions on the duties. In The Bhagavad Gita Ch 11 V33, Lord Krishna as God, help His friend and disciple Arjuna (symbolic of all human beings) to overcome his doubts, fears, confusions, and low self-esteem, and make the right decisions regarding his duties as a born Kshatriya or King and professional warrior. Lord Krishna teaches Arjuna,
तस्मात्वमुत्तिष्ठ यशो लभस्वTHE BHAGAVAD GITA CH 11 V33
जित्वा शत्रून्भुङ् क्ष्व राज्यं समृद्धम् |
मयैवैते निहता: पूर्वमेव
निमित्तमात्रं भव सव्यसाचिन्
tasmāt tvam uttiṣhṭha yaśho labhaswa
jitwā śhatrūn bhuṅkṣhwa rājyaṁ samṛiddham
mayaivaite nihatāḥ pūrvam eva
nimitta-mātraṁ bhava savya-sāchin
Wake Up, be alert and ready and well prepared. Grab the chance, the opportunity, to gain immense fame. Overwhelm and overcome your enemies and enjoy the kingship of this prosperous and opulent kingdom, which is rightfully yours.
Who is Sabyasachi?
Have no doubt. All these sinful enemies have already been killed by Fate or God’s Judgement, The Divine Justice. Otherwise, they would not have willingly come to this terrible battlefield. Here Arjuna is described as Sabyasachi. Arjuna is an exceptionally brilliant and efficient warrior. He can bring into his profession his full capacity, efficiency, and perfection. So he is unbeatable and is able to conquer any enemy with his brilliant strategy, tactics, and efficiency. The literal meaning of Sabyasachi is – A warrior, even if he is right-handed, who can shoot arrows with his left hand too, with equal efficiency and effectiveness. So he can overwhelm and totally defeat any enemy. Arjuna was a Gruhi or householder or family person, warrior, and a King too. So part of his lifestyle was that of his duty as well as enjoyment in the right way. He was not an ascetic, Sanyasi, or a monk. He could conduct himself befittingly his profession and status.
Life is to be lived, positively, happily, healthily, harmoniously and helpingly
Teachings of Lahiri Mahasaya
The father of Kriya Yoga tradition and Kriya Yoga Movement, Sri Shyama Charan Lahiri Mahasaya, was the personification of Kriya Yoga. He made Yoga free from superstitions, fanaticism, and sectarianism. He carried forward the Kriya Yoga message of his Sadguru, Mahavatar Babaji, the immortal Master of Kriya Yoga. The Godlike Babaji passed on the Yoga teachings of Lord Krishna, in the original.
Practice Kriya Yoga to understand the Holy Scriptures
Practice of Kriya Yoga
To understand the real practical, applied techniques and meaning of the Holy Bhagavad Gita, one has to practice the Kriya Yoga daily, sincerely & lovingly. There is no denying the fact that you need good health, vitality, and fitness. Daily practice of Mahamudra will give you that. There is no denying the fact that you need mental peace, alertness thought and intellectual power, and freedom from stress. Kriya Yoga will give you that. there is no denying the fact that you need to achieve perfection, i.e. the Highest State of Evolution or God-Realization while living a full life. Kriya yoga will give you that. So all should practice Kriya Yoga daily and enjoy physical fitness, mental fitness, and spiritual upliftment.
ॐ असतोमा सद्गमय ।BRIHADARAṆYAKA UPANISHAD 1.3.28
तमसोमा ज्योतिर्गमय ।
मृत्योर्मा अमृतंगमय ।
ॐ शान्तिःशान्तिःशान्तिः ।।
om asatomaa sadamaya
mrutyormaa amrutam gamaya
om shaantih shaantih shaantih
O God, Kindly take us from Ignorance to Knowledge, from Darkness to Light, from Disease, decay, and death to Health, Vitality, and Immortality. Peace, Peace, Peace.
May the Almighty, working through Lord Krishna and Arjuna, Bless, Guide, Protect and Inspire you and remove your troubles.
With Love and Blessings to you. Humbly,
Paramahansa Atmananda Ji