Revelations Of God Shiva, Shrimat Bhagvad Geeta (Gita) and Shri Krishna (a deity of Golden age)
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In the path of devotion, it is generally believed that the sermonizer of the Gita is Lord Krishna, an incarnation of God. An essenceful summary of the Gita is that Arjuna received 18 chapters containing some 700 slokas of divine elevated directions from God advising him how to live a life of a householder in the “family path” and yet live a life of purity. The first six chapters of the Gita teaches the benefits of Karma yoga, the second six chapters discusses the rudiments of Bhakti yoga and the final six chapters explains the essence of Jnana yoga. Finally, after explaining all the many types of yoga to Arjuna, God advised Arjuna in Gita c18v6 that in his considered opinion, he should follow the path of Karma Yoga.
God’s Promise to the World
The commentary will examine when, where and why this knowledge was given and by whom. By then, one ought to have the realization and would come to know that the Shrimat Bhagavad Gita was spoken directly by God Shiva through the lotus lips of Arjuna (Prajapita Brahma)in the auspicious confluence age at the end of Kaliyug. The Gita refers to the confluence age as “purushottam sangam yug”. The Gita is the only scripture of Sanatan Dharma written in the “first person” and prefixed with “Shrimat Bhagavad” that means the “direct elevated versions of God”. This then assumes that the Shrimat Bhagavad Gita to be the “mother of all scriptures”. This revelation can be found in Gita C4 where verses 7 and 8 specifically quotes God’s promise that he will descend and “embody himself” when there is unrighteousness and irreligiousness in the world. He states very clearly that his descent is for the sole purpose to protect the virtuous, destroy the evil and to re-establish dharma as well as the “land of Krishna called Vaikunth or the Golden age”.
The descent of God Shiva in a kalpa is the real “Maha Shivratri” where “ratri” refers to the darkness of irreligiousness and unrighteousness. This descent is also called Shiv Jayanti (Shivratri), the divine birth of God Shiva in world. Divine brith, because this birth does not happen through a mother's womb. The 'Supreme Soul (God)' enters in the body of that soul which first came in the world (in beginning period of the Golden age)
God is not subjected to Birth and Rebirth
The devotees and lovers of the Gita must be immovable in their belief that God is not subjected to the cycle of birth and rebirth. God is “abhogta” meaning that He is above the bondage of karma, nature and matter. Therefore, if God is “abhogta”, he surely does not have a mother or father nor does He ever take birth of woman. In Gita c9v11, God tells Arjuna quote “ Fools, not knowing my supreme nature, think low of Me, the Lord of creation who have put on the human body. That is, they take me, who have appeared in human garb through my Yogamaya for the deliverance of the world, to be an ordinary mortal”. God continues to advise in Gita c10 v3 quote “He who knows me in reality as without birth and without beginning, and as the supreme Lord of the universe, he, undeluded among men, is purged of all sins”. See also Gita c7v24-25 & c8v9. Therefore, all the epithets in the Gita that refers to Krishna are but the divine attributes of God Shiva who is the only One who can liberate mankind when trapped in the chains of Ravana. In summary, the name Krishna and the many other names in reference to Krishna in the Gita are epithets of God. A similar analogy can be made stating that Lord Rama of the Ramayana is another name for God and should not be confused with King Ramachandra of Treta yug or Chandravanchi. Tulsidas explains it nicely when he says ‘Ake Ram jo sab se nyaarra, Ake Ram bhi sakal pasaraa” meaning one God (Ram) who is distinct and beyond physical form. For more, refer to page About GOD - Shiv Baba
The Chariot with Krishna and Arjuna
The very first picture in the Gita shows Krishna and Arjuna in a chariot drawn by five horses with Krishna holding the reins. If Arjuna was going to war, why was Krishna holding the reins? The chariot represents the body of Arjuna and the five horses are symbolic of the five senses. The deep spiritual significance of this is in direct reference to c4v7 of the Gita which says, “God descends on earth when unrighteousness prevails and He “embody Himself” to protect the virtuous, destroy the vices and to re-establish dharma”.
To “embody Himself” means that He uses the body of Arjuna (Brahma) to teach the knowledge of the Gita, because the very Gita says God is above the bondage of birth and rebirth, nature and karma (abhogta). The picture of Krishna and Arjuna in the chariot therefore is only symbolic. It simply demonstrates that when God, the Supreme Soul, who does not have a body of his own descends on earth, He incarnates into the body of Arjuna (Brahma). It means that when God is speaking through the mouth of Arjuna, two souls are present in the body of Arjuna with God playing the dominant role as the sermonizer and the soul of Arjuna becomes the listener. This is the same as Krishna holding the reins, which means that he is sermonizing while Arjuna is listening and inculcating the knowledge. Holding the reins is to control the five horses but it means to assist spiritual seekers to have control of the mind over the five senses. Gita c11v3 clarifies that the chariot is symbolic when Arjuna asks Krishna “Lord, you are precisely what you declare Yourself to be. But I long to see Your divine form”.
God replies in Gita c11v8 quote “But surely you cannot see Me with those gross eyes of yours, therefore I vouchsafe to your divine eyes. With this you behold my divine power of Yoga”. This is a very deep subtle point and must be understood with immense clarity. To understand this, one must study and experience the knowledge of the Gita, not just read it, but inculcate and experience it as Arjuna did. (Reference: Who am I - Day 1)
The Birth of the Shrimat Bhagavad Gita
When was this knowledge given? This knowledge was given at the end of the Iron Age in a period that spans about 100 years called the “auspicious confluence age or purshottam Sangam yug”. This is at the end of kaliyug when irreligiousness and unrighteousness prevail. God’s descent and incarnation on earth is known as Shivratri and it is also the birth of the Gita. In the path of devotion, it is generally believed that God Shiva descends in the night. In the path of knowledge, “ratri” refers to the dark ages of copper and iron when immorality and lawlessness are prevalent. It is said that Draupadi, who could not control her tongue, angered the Kauravs by saying that they were all blind since they were following their blind father. In retaliation, a family war ensued to settle the distribution of wealth and property. This war however is only symbolic and it refers to the war of the vices and the virtues or the Kauravs and the Pandavs. This was not a physical war. It is the subtle war between the mind and intellect as well as the body and soul. In the Gita c3v42 it is said the senses are more important than the body, but the mind is superior to the senses, whereas the intellect is superior to the body, senses and the mind, but the soul is the master of all. Arjuna’s hesitation to fight means that people were bodyconscious and not soulconscious or Godconscious. Body-consciousness means to forget that you are a soul and to believe you are the body. This happens when the vices of anger, greed, ego, lust and attachment have conquered the mind and intellect leaving the soul helpless and in the deep sleep of ignorance. This is why Krishna is called Shyam in the dark ages. (Refer: World Drama Cycle)
Shiva’s Cosmic Dance - Naturaja
Why was this knowledge given? This war between the vices and the virtues is really the mahabharat war. This war is part subtle and part physical. The subtle part is the war between the mind and intellect as well as between the body and soul. The physical part of the war is when all the elements begin to cooperate and through catastrophic events purify themselves. This physical part of the Mahabharat war is referred to as Shiva’s cosmic dance. The knowledge of the Gita as taught by God Shiva through the mouth of Arjuna (Brahma) is called “Shiva’s dance of knowledge”. This is but the true “Naturaja”.
The Sermonizer of the Gita is God Shiva
The Gita’s knowledge was spoken by God Shiva through the mouth of Brahma to create the Brahmin clan who assisted Him to defeat the vices or evil forces of the world. The Brahmin clan is the mouth born progenies of Brahma who were the Pandavs and the Shiv Shaktis. Those who followed the vicious path were the kauravs. This divine knowledge is the only weapon to destroy the vices. The Ramayana refers to this weapon as the “Brahma Astra”. This is because all other weapons only made Rawan unconscious. It was only the “Brahma Astra” that had the power to destroy the Rawan. In fact, the Brahma Astra is not a physical bow and arrow, it is the combination of Gyan and Yoga. Rawan is the symbol of five vices of anger, greed, ego, lust and attachment. It is the five evils spirits called maya. When one follows the path of the vices, the veil of maya closes the divine intellect or third eye. Therefore the aim and objective of Shiva’s descent is to protect the virtuous, destroy the vices of maya, re-introduce righteousness and reestablish the deity religion and the golden age. The Gita is the only scripture that is written in the first person and it is the direct versions of God Shiva. It is the only scripture that deals with knowledge and yoga. It is the only scripture that has “shrimat” as part of its title. At the end of every chapter, it closes with the appropriate type of yoga practice based on the knowledge spoken.
~~~~ Useful links ~~~~
Secrets of Shrimat Geeta (Hindi)- YouTube
Secrets of Geeta by BK Suraj bhai - YouTube