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Old 07-29-2019, 08:04 PM
 
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With a single fragment of Myself
I pervade and support this entire universe.


Ch10v42
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Old 07-29-2019, 08:09 PM
 
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I am the Ultimate Goal, the Upholder, the Lord, the Witness, the
Abode, the Refuge, the One Friend.
I am the Origin, the Dissolution, the Foundation, the Cosmic Storehouse,
and the Imperishable Seed.



Ch 9v18


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Old 07-30-2019, 05:33 AM
 
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Thank you. As i mentioned to our Hindu poster, Krishna is at times declared to be the cosmos. Religions do have a tendency to elevate their particular object of veneration to be everything that there is.
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Old 07-30-2019, 06:28 AM
 
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Random opening of a page:

Note all is said by Krishna, usually to Arjuna, his little buddy and student.
There are 18 Chapters, each with a theme.


As the mighty wind, which is everywhere, dwells eternally
in space; so know clearly that in the same manner,
all beings dwell in Me.

Ch 9 v6

Oh, Krishna is a physical incarnation of Vishnu...part of the trilogy of Brahma, Shiva and Vishnu.
Some say Brahman.
Noted. As I said - some make Krishna the cosmos, or greater than, and not 'only' an avatar of Vishnu.
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Old 07-30-2019, 07:07 AM
 
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Some find the Gita too foreign...maybe too long...here is a breakdown of the Chapters,
Ha, not so complicated. All the translations come with a commentary for each verse, also...
some super good!!! Some clearer and deeper than others.


1. The Battle of Life
2. The Gita Summary
3. The Path of Action - Karma Yoga
4. The Path of Knowledge - Jnana Yoga
5. Freedom Through Inner Renunciation
6. The Science of Meditation
7. The Nature of Spirit & Maya
8. Beyond the Material World
9. The Path of Intuition
10. The Infinite Manifestation of Spirit
11. The Universal Form of God
12. Union Through Devotion - Bhakti Yoga
13. Spirit & Cosmic Nature
14. The Three Qualities of Cosmic Nature
15. The Supreme Spirit
16. Divine Qualities of God 1
17. Three Kinds of Faith 18. God-Realization --
18. God-Realization
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Old 07-30-2019, 07:35 AM
 
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Noted. As I said - some make Krishna the cosmos, or greater than, and not 'only' an avatar of Vishnu.
Curious...does that seem wild, ridiculous, silly or unimaginable
that anyone would 'believe' this?

(I went off on a tangent here...between you and me.)
Reminds me of a talk I had with my mother in the '70s after seeing some hippie thing on TV...
maybe some peace signs against a backdrop of a Concert...barefoot, tie-dyed clothes, ya know
I said, " Mom, you have no idea what these kids are about do you, why they act this way..." (I was a kid myself.)
She very seriously and sincerely said, " No, I don't."

So, I explained to her what our generation saw...how our dreams were different than those
coming out of WWII....our search for happiness obviously was not in the material.
We had an enlightening chat...even brought up what Timothy Leary meant to
us...the Baby Boomers...the Eastern Guru's sweeping the country, etc.

This thing that some see the 'entire Cosmos within or as Krishna's body'...or that the entire Universe
is within us (sometimes experienced as Krishna, also) is a very real 'event' that effects many.
I could talk about my own..lol, but, never HERE! (Sans drugs.)
I would compare it to a person who actually has Jesus appear right in front of them and talk to them...
I know some...and are they ever changed and turned into Jesus freaks extraordinaire~!
(Not Bible Fundies)
Worship? Wow. Being with them is like a contact high. Nothing compares to direct, mind-blowing exp.
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Old 07-30-2019, 01:02 PM
 
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why would I want to?
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Old 07-31-2019, 04:19 AM
 
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why would I want to?
How about education?
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Old 07-31-2019, 07:28 AM
 
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Noted. As I said - some make Krishna the cosmos, or greater than, and not 'only' an avatar of Vishnu.
An avatar of Vishnu is still Vishnu in an earthly form. You may say we are all avatar as well but Krishna knew he was and was on earth for a purpose. I believe the same with Jesus. The essence of Vishnu is to return as avatar.
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Old 08-02-2019, 08:26 AM
 
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Arjuna inquired: Which is considered to be more perfect: those who are properly
engaged in Your devotional service, or those who worship
the impersonal Brahman, the unmanifested.


The Blessed Lord said: He whose mind is fixed on My personal form, always
engaged in worshiping Me with great and transcendental faith,
is considered by Me to be most perfect.



Ch12vs 1 and 2
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