Meditative Living with Swami Shivananda Giri


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Swami continues with Verse 147 from THE CHIDAKASHA GITA OF BHAGAWAN NITYANANDA OF GANESHPURI.  Here is the first verse to be discussed…


147. Gas light has no luster before the midday sunlight. Light is of use only when it is dark. When a man is hungry, he does not consider the difference of castes. Similarly, in sound sleep, there is no hunger. Then, Manas (Mind) is absent. Just so, a man must sleep the sleep of yoga. Only such men are Jnanis (Knowers).

COMMENTARY: In the direct light of the sun all other light dissolves and only the sun is seen. Similarly, where there is no darkness, light is not even required. Just as when you are hungry and go to a restaurant, you will eat food without asking the race or background of the cook, in the same way, when your consciousness is merged in God, differences dissolve and there is no longer any duality. Only God exists. Just as there is no hunger when you are sleeping soundly because the mind is absent in deep sleep, in the same way, you must sleep the sleep of Yoga and allow your mind to dissolve in Shiva Consciousness. In the uninterrupted state of constant rapture that is Mukti, the mind dissolves, the world dissolves, the Universe dissolves, and only Shiva remains. Those in this perfected state of Equality Consciousness experience only God everywhere. Such people are Jnanis (Knowers).

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Meditative Living 3_27_2015

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