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Gadhada I-62: Acquiring the Virtues of Satya, Shauch, Etc.

Nirupan

How Should God Be Understood to Transcend Kāl, Karma, and Māyā?

Yogiji Mahārāj explained Vachanāmrut Gadhadā I-62, “Understand the Motā-Purush to be free of flaws and to be all-knowing; and remove any barriers that exists between him. Then Motā-Purush will be please and his qualities will be acquired. If one associates with him, then his virtues will be acquired. The Vachanāmrut regarding this is Gadhadā I-62.”

One devotee asked, “In this Vachanāmrut, Mahārāj said, ‘God is not like kāl, not like karma, not like swabhāv, not like māyā, and not like Purush. He realizes God to be distinct from all, their controller and cause...’ What does it mean that one has understood God to be like kāl, karma, māyā, and swabhāv?”

No one could answer the question, so Swāmishri answered, “Kāl has the power to destroy. That power was given by God. If one believes that kāl came and [someone] died, then they understood God to be like kāl. However, if one believes that kāl came due to God’s will, and therefore, [someone] died, then one has not understood God to be like kāl.

“Moreover, karma is responsible for the attainment of higher or lower realms based on one’s [good or bad] karma. If one believes someone acquired a higher realm or a lower realm because of his good or bad karma, then God is understood to be like karma. Actually, God bestows the fruit of one’s karma and he is distinct from karma. Mahārāj has said in Gadhadā II-45: ‘... if one were to displease God and His Sant, then despite the fact that one had performed such karmas that would have led one to swarg, all those karmas would be destroyed and one would instead be consigned to narak. Conversely, if one were to perform a karma by which God and His Sant are pleased, then even if one were destined to fall into narak, all of one’s impure karmas would be destroyed and one would instead attain the highest state of enlightenment...’

“Without God’s will, karmas themselves cannot lead one to a higher or lower realm - if one understands that, then God is not understood to be like karma.

“The function of māyā is to absorb everything - the three bodies of jivas and ishwars (their upādhi) is absorbed in māyā during the final dissolution. However, even if God enters māyā he remains unaffected by it. God is not afraid that: If I enter māyā I may become tainted by it. Māyā cannot absorb God. Actually, when God enters the creation of māyā, māyā itself becomes the form of Akshardhām. If he enters the 24 elements, the 24 elements become brahmarup.

“One who has this understanding does not understand God to be like māyā. On the contrary, one who believes God’s human-like form if composed of the panch-bhuts (pruthvi, jal, tej, vāyu, and ākāsh), he understands God to be like māyā - but he is unable to understand that God’s form is never composed of these panch-bhuts.

“When one believes God is not the doer, despite that he does, then one has understood God is not like swabhāv. No part of creation affects God. God is not affected by either the creation that is without consciousness (jad) and that is with consciousness (chaitanya). He remains completely separate from both; yet, he is also the support of both, but he his not of that form. If this clear understanding is gained from Loyā 7, then one can understand God’s form.”

Swāmishri gave an amazing answer, then said, “A bhakta who has oneness with God and has the knowledge of his manifest form will understand the answer above. Others will be confused trying to understand God’s form; and he will be unable to understand that God is eternally divine and transcends even that which transcends everything.”

[Brahmaswarup Yogiji Mahārāj: 2/154]

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