Shri Datta Swami

Posted on: 31 Aug 2023


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Why does the Gita say to find dynamism in a static state and vice versa?

[Shri Satthireddy asked: Mee Paada Padmalaki Namaskaram Swamiji. Swamiji, "Gita says that you should find dynamism in static state and vice-versa in devotion." Please explain this verse with examples Swamiji. Swamiji, if anything wrong is there in the question itself please teach to this beggar satthireddy 🙏🙏🙏]

Swami replied:- The above example is given in the Gita but this example is not given in the context of devotion. This example is given in the context of knowledge. The highest intellectual and knower of actions finds movement in the immovable and static nature in moving items by the grace of God in certain contexts. If you are sitting in a standing train and observe a moving train on the side, you feel as if your train is moving. Similarly, a ship moving at a long distance appears static to you when standing on the seashore. This means that ordinary people, sometimes will find opposite illusory thoughts. Due to this, one will say that a climax devotee as God and God in contemporary human form as an ordinary human devotee since he/she is influenced by such illusory spiritual politics. If politics does not disappear even in the presence of God, such person will never achieve the grace of God.

The devotees think that they are the voters for Godship like the public voting to make anybody as Chief Minister. These devotees develop illusions resulting in fear based doubt of damage of self! They misunderstand God and want to make somebody as God like the public voters vexed with a Chief Minister want to remove him from the post and elect somebody, who is favorable for their illusion based ignorance. These devotees feel that God will harm them and the climax devotee will help them. But, finally they will realise the reverse because God is frank speaking the harsh truth whereas the climax devotee speaks sweet lies. There is welfare always in the harshness and there will be final loss in sweetness. The Veda says that God and world are like south and north poles exactly opposite to each other (Dūramete viparīte viṣūcī). The human devotee is filled with sweet-false worldly knowledge that drowns the people whereas God is filled with harsh-true divine knowledge that uplifts the people from this world ocean.