Having covered Jagat, Jeeva, Mumukshutvam and Bondage, journey of Chapter 15 continued with analysis on nature of Ishwara. Swamiji explained to us the homework required on our end to become a true sadhaka, he iterated that ‘Tat Pad Vichar’ is the preparation needed to bring about the true transformation.
The question at hand was: Even if one stops identification with one’s own instruments, how come metamorphosis still seems distant?
Swamiji elucidated the obstacle at this stage of sadhana- ‘Inability to think of others, as the very same consciousness as one’s own self’. It is this ‘otherness’ that continues the doer and experiencer journey. To avoid this erroneous cognition, Acharya walked us through shlokas 11-15 expounding on how to see god everywhere- in divine expressions (Adi-daivik), expressing as individuals (Adhyatmik), expressing as matter (Adi-bhautik), residing in each one’s heart as witness. He alone is the knower, known and means of knowledge. Contemplating this way, one would eliminate the perceived ‘Otherness’ and see ‘Him’ everywhere.
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