Abhinav Khare deep dives into the ninth chapter of the Bhagvad Geeta to explain how Krishna is limitless and how all the actions, no matter how mundane they are, should be done as offerings to God
Arjun has reposed his entire faith and trust in Krishna, who also promises to Arjun that he will teach him how to attain the highest wisdom and thus be free from all the sufferings. All things on earth and beyond are found inside Krishna’s bounds, but Krishna is limitless.
He is an unattached soul who is not a part of our cosmic cycles. From start to finish, he takes part in every period but he leaves each unmoved. Whenever a person worships an idol, it is actually Krishna in his un-manifested form. Krishna tells that he accepts all offerings with a loving heart. He also tells Arjun that all the actions that he performs no matter how mundane they are should be done as offerings to God. These actions may be as simple as eating or sleeping. This according to Krishna is the right path.
अवजानन्ति मां मूढा मानुषीं तनुमाश्रितम् |
परं भावमजानन्तो मम भूतमहेश्वरम् || Shlok – 11
When Lord Krishna descends in the form of a person, the deluded people are unable to recognise him. They are unaware of his divinity. They are unaware that he is the Supreme Lord of all beings.
Krishna tells Arjun in details how he can turn all his actions into prayer and offerings to God. Although the focus has shifted from meditation to love, yet the central theme remains the same, i.e., Krishna is still trying to explain the concepts of truth about self and God to Arjun. Even Krishna, according to Hindu traditions, is considered to be a manifestation of the love between humans and God. To help Arjun understand the vastness of Krishna, he compares himself with the all-moving wind which is always magnificent no matter where he goes. Krishna explains that he is indeed a manifestation of God and that it is easy to love someone who is manifested. Expressing love for someone omnipresent is very difficult, according to Krishna. At the end of every cosmic cycle, Krishna brings all beings to himself and starts all over again. Krishna’s un-manifested form destroys everything and creates it back again. Thus, Krishna teaches Arjun that just like he is unattached to birth, death and creation, Arjun should be too! Krishna also mentions Om, which is the most sacred syllable for the Hindu tradition. He believes it is the primal sound of creation.
About Abhinav Khare:
Abhinav Khare is the CEO of AsiaNetNews Network and also the host of a daily show named Deep Dive with AK. AsiaNetNews is a leading media group of south India with highly valuable brands like AsiaNetNews, Suvarna News, Kannada Prabha, IndigoMusic, Indigo Radio, MyNation, NewsFast, IndigoXP Music lounges.
He is a proud father of two beautiful daughters and resides in Bengaluru with his loving family and a lifetime collection of books and gadgets. An avid traveller, he has already pinged more than hundred cities from 5 major continents around the globe.
A tech entrepreneur, who is passionate about policy, technology, economy and philosophy from ancient India. His favourite pastime is to research synergy between these facets of society. He earned his qualifications from the top 10 global universities; an MS Engineering from the ETH Zurich and an MBA Finance from the London Business School.
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Last Updated Oct 17, 2019, 10:56 AM IST