Bhagavad Gita Chapter 12 – Part 9 – Why is Devotion to Personal Form of God Superior

Bhagavad Gita Chapter 12 – Part 9 – Why is Devotion to Personal Form of God Superior


Shri Krishna’s declaration that those
who are worshiping the personal form reach ultimately deeper and more perfect
state of Luke however let us now understand the reason he doesn’t say
that the others don’t meets yoke he says this is deeper and more perfect
why so god is both personal and formless we had discussed in his formless
manifestation all his energies his qualities his virtues they are all
latent it’s just like you have a matchstick now it has fire in it but the
fire is latent similarly in his own pervading form you cannot see him you
cannot witness his pastimes all those energies are there it’s not that he is a
smaller God he is the same one God but those energies are not being manifest
waters manifesting is simply subjected and eternality full of knowledge and
bliss that is Brahman and when the same Brahman reveals himself in the personal
form then he displays his soul Kumar is amazing in
beauty is so she’ll you the wonderful manner which he conducts himself he is
morally Madhuri who want me beloved me the sweetness of his pastimes his flute
is the one in the world all these become manifest so the difference is like this
if a train is approaching from far and you take a look at it what you see is
light and you could even conclude somebody says what is that it’s a light
you seen the headlight of the train however that train when it comes closer
you see there is a shimmering form and when the train comes and stands in front
of you they use you know what this is too fond me of this is a money to s1 s2
so the same dream when you saw it from a little distance it was a shimmering form
and when you saw it from further distance all you perceived was that it
is light similarly realization of God as the
formless Brahman is a distant realization no forms no qualities no
virtues no pastimes and realization of the same God as seated inside us as
Paramatma is a closer realization realization of the same God in his
personal for is the closest my fish these are three levels of
realizing the one entity hence waived we us in the harwitum says
wadham Tita thought Verma does not come yet Gianna MA – I am from matey
Parramatta matey Bhagawan indicia deity he says the doctor will toss the war of
the top these personalities have declared that there is an unwise doctor
one without a second but diet obtained that manifests in these three aspects
Brahman per month love fatherland Brahman is his all-pervading aspect
Paramatma is localized manifestation in our hearts where he resides notes our
Karma’s and at the appropriate moment gives the result and Raghavan is when he
descends in his personal form and manifests pastimes
so Hawaii is the closest realization that is why it is more perfect that is
the first point and the second point is the less you get from his personal form
is exceedingly sweet beyond compare like for example consider this
understanding through this worldly analogy supposing you have tasted sugar
of course have you tasted more lessons good in the winters and northern India I take
girl it’s good for the body and what about misery that’s not even
the one that we get Prasad machine the sugar candy now suppose a somebody
invites you to a tea party and gives you tea with good what will you say what a
conduce he invited me to his house for tea and he could not even afford sugar
there was golden thirty and supposing he had put sugar candy
oh he respected me tremendously there was special tea made with sugar candy
but tell me isn’t it the same thing at the Bentley it’s all one it’s the same
molasses jaggery is the same which has got converted into sugar which has got
converted into sugar candy it’s not a different entity although it is one we
are perceiving such a distribution that for jaggery we are saying I felt
insulted and for sugar candy is saying house tremendously respected well
suavity it is the same but there is something different about me
what is the difference cannot be described there is a difference in us
that is the point God is all one but there’s a difference
in their us the list you get from the formless from mundum from modern this
infinite it’s not some material bliss little Mubarak and the bliss you get
from his personal form preeminent is also infinite and yet although they are
both infinite that free mother this incredibly sweeter
than the brahmana because you can see your God you can hear him you can serve
him you can witness his sweet pastimes so naturally goodness becomes sweeter
like let’s say there’s a mother there’s a lady she’s caring of baby in
her coupe and she’s very excited I am going to become a mother
have you seen a baby no it’s a matter little time now
she isn’t faint it’s a painful process for nine months
but she doesn’t feel it I’m going to have a baby now the baby is born the
baby is now one day old four days old one year old four years old the baby
isn’t the mother’s lap she plays with her finish the father of her baby hugs
her baby servers her baby so he’s a mother this baby who’s in your lap the
same VP was in your womb is to bliss the same mother will say is there any
comparison I could not even see that baby it was just a feeling yes yes yes
I’ve got a baby in this is real joy I can touch him Michael Cerveris broken
words I can feed her so isn’t there such a big difference
similarly if we qualified the yoke of worshipping the formless in our state of
perfection when the mind is completely established in the heart upon the
formless we perceive his presence completely in
our United minute but our senses are bereft of any
perceptions of his and the devotees of the personal form with all their senses
with their mind and intellect they are relishing the soul Kumari esashi tears
out as here everything of the same not so it’s not there to different gods it
is not that there are two different bliss it is the same one bliss of God
that has become so much sweeter let’s understand this truth one more example have you eaten
sugarcane in the summer have you eaten the fruit of sugarcane exist how you read it okay okay have you
eaten the fruit of the mango tree the Indian mango I’ll like let us suppose
that you are sitting and relishing you are Alfonso from wrath I agree and your
friend says and choose the leaves of the mango tree what will you say this guy
has gone crazy he’s leaving the fruit and nibbling upon the leaves all the
twigs lately so he is crazy and what about you I’m very into it it was
graduated tell me is all one mango tree the same mango tree has its different
aspects it has leaves it has the twigs the branches the trunk and the fruit
but although it is all different aspects of the one for the leaf you said he is
crazy and for the fruit you said I am intelligent well you know it is all one
but yet there is a distinction the RUS of the fruit can never be compared with
the rustle of the leaf now just suppose that the sugarcane we also had fruit on
it Halla sweet wood baby well the tree is so sweet how sweet products grumpy
some people say yes II wonder why from Maji did not create fruit on the
sugarcane treatment he has created such sweet fruit on such bitter business so
well let us say that he did have fruit but we should not find fault in rum
while ago some people go to the extreme bah bah ha ha
– j.r tonnage of return in ha ha Matata hey Brahmas tk7 ami donate only colony
to put tika devala we find falls and from Maya’s world and they say you know
why did he not have fruit on the sugarcane tree let us say he did the
hypothetical case now the difference in Rus that would have existed between the
sugarcane stem and the sugar cane fruit that gives us an idea of the difference
in language that exists between the mana of the formless aspect and the
preeminent of the personal form they are not two different things it is
one ‘bless that has grown sweeter so Shri Krishna has revealed both aspects
and then given his conclusion now what of those who worshiped the formless when
they reach Shri Krishna doesn’t reject them
he says Arjun they will also reach the Kony’s now if the next verses he is
going to explain where who the worst person to formless reach and then he
compares the two paths what is easy what is difficult what is more appropriate
for us and then he goes on to describe the path of