Bhagavad Gita Chapter 10 – Vibhuti Yoga, The Path of Divine Glory


What is divine eyesight (Vibhuti Darshana)?

There is a distinct big difference amongst jadat darshana (worldly vision) vs. vibhuti darshana (divine eyesight). The worldly eyesight binds us whilst the divine vision liberates us. For case in point, these days when we acquire everything at the retailer the attractiveness of the object or the presentation of the item is additional essential than the functionality of it. For instance, the wrapper of the chocolate is a lot more appealing than the taste of the chocolate. The visual appearance, shade coordination, decoration on the best of the food stuff, the string applied to tie the box are all the a lot more desirable to the eyes than the taste of it.

Similarly, when we see various locations and appreciate the elegance of it, the pleasantness, the stillness or the sights in direction of an item is worldly vision, ‘jagat darshana’. On the contrary, when we stop by the same places and see the divinity powering all of them then it is ‘ divine vision – vibhuti darshana’. We can glimpse at a beautiful flower and imagine of the Lord who produced it with the wonderful color, petals, softness in texture, fragrance, and surprise what is at the rear of that distinct flower and all its elegance along with the diversity, the individuality of so a lot of other flowers, then we are enduring the divinity, which is divine vision. This eyesight expands not just flowers but to all crops, bushes, vines, trees, creepers, worms, bugs, birds, animals to the wide variety of thoughts in every individual, the diverse beings, the nations, the sufferings, the variances which further expands to the planets, their harmonious rotations, revolutions! Wow! This bodily overall body of mine is but one speck in the cosmos. What is actually at the rear of all these is the divine eyesight.

Why is the Bhagavad Gita in the form of a dialogue?

Quite a few discussions are unproductive or even counterproductive. Some desire to only chat and not hear. Some dislike even listening to the opposing viewpoint. Several other folks are threatened when they are proved wrong. Some are insecure and never want to present it out, normally elevate their voice. There are few, who want to argue just to verify they are right and the opponent is improper. When logic fails, their emotions choose around and some get indignant, upset, agitated and aggressive. Some use the wealth, electric power and authority to verify on their own proper other individuals vacation resort to psychological blackmail. This kind of dialogue bloats the ego and make conflict, animosity, ill experience and defeats the reason of discussion. These are ‘vidandavada’.

On the opposite, a dialogue involving any two individuals is ‘vada’, discussion between a master and a disciple is termed ‘samvada’. Bhagavad gita is samvada involving Sri Krishna and Arjuna. We ought to not solution a professional individual to argue or test his intelligence but with humility and respect to search for his/her steerage and mentorship.

When we method with an frame of mind to problem the grasp, it is the moi in us that is actively playing an lively role. We want to be cautious of this habits. For the reason that Arjuna was humble and listening attentively, we are blessed with this Gita today. If he had expressed an indifference, Sri Krishna would not have taught these. Sri Krishna also teaches us a lesson to communicate only when the listener is attentive, if not just stop speaking.

What establishes some to be deep into spirituality although many others not?

How can a human realize the highest in spirituality?

This query reminds me of offers, ‘ practically nothing arrives uncomplicated, ‘ Every little thing is complicated just before they’re straightforward, ‘ Quitters by no means gain and winners under no circumstances quit’.

Vyavasaya, hard get the job done is the foundation, foundation, basic stage to results. In Sanskrit it is referred to as. ‘Bhagiratha Prayatna’ due to the fact Bhagirata put his life time work to provide the river Ganges from heaven to earth and led her to the ocean ~ tenacity to meet up with all the obstructions to get the battle, attain your aim, vacation spot. Rigorous tenacious practice can make nearly anything permanent.

The distinction concerning regular and incredible is the potential to make your mind up, before we act, selection earning is a essential talent, irrespective of whether to do or not. Some postpone the decision until the end and wrestle underneath tension, though many others permit the situations consider regulate so they you should not have to make any choices.

The clever know that all selections have to have to be manufactured on assessment of the specified predicament, the outcome of the actions primarily based on those people conclusions. It has to be for the prevalent superior and not with an perspective of ‘what’s in it for me?’ That ability to make a stern selection sensibly for the superior of all is His glory. To go after in non secular route when so numerous distractions are around us is the conviction of the seeker in scriptures and the good teachings and direction of reputed academics, with each other with observe of what is actually taught with a single pointed concentrate on the Self, Atman.

Why ought to we not squander this cherished present of human existence, as Gita mentions right here?

Time is the very best disciplinarian. We all should know this from our lifetime encounters. Monday by Friday, we are on time for everything from early morning until night and on weekends, we are likely to wake up late, shower late, late lunch and by the time we are all set for the working day, it is now 4 pm. Why? Simply because we do not be concerned about time. We phone it a enjoyable manner. We get 50 percent the factors completed than weekdays.

Time tends to make us punctual, can make us keep up with deadlines, to execute our each day regimen and our obligations frequently and systematically in an arranged trend, normally do the job expands with time and nothing at all will get completed thereby raising the mental strain, tension, agitation and anxiousness.

The Lord of Demise, Yama is the greatest disciplinarian for the reason that the really assumed of loss of life, and anxiety of him brings about one particular to be disciplined with one’s ife and behavior.

Sri Adi Sankara in his Bhaja govindam states, “seasons occur and go, times and many years pass by, situations plays on, gentleman concerns and ages, still his dreams do not wane!”

Time retains on ticking in the fractions of seconds and minutes, soon the weeks, months and many years go by. Time the moment lost is lost eternally, hardly ever to return. It is a lot extra treasured than just about anything that we have. Using the time correctly really should be the priority in lifestyle. We can carry out so a lot extra if only we recognize this. We really should be aware of this and use the time quite properly so as not to squander the God given reward to stay to our fullest prospective each individual day.

Given that our physical existence on this earth is momentary, it is crucial to recognize that there is no place in collecting and hoarding our views, facts, prejudices, likes and dislikes from in, prosperity, properties, vehicles, and relationships. In a portion of a second, demise can snatch almost everything.

When ‘I’ is not there’, ‘mine’ has no existence. Realizing, being familiar with, knowing that we depart all the things driving, we should not waste the cherished time in accumulating anything needless.

Time is a mind created idea. We have astronomical, astrological, organic, geological and many far more occasions. But the resource of time is the head and the supply of brain is over and above time. It is eternal and timeless. There is only, ‘now’ (no other way). In this ‘Now’ we need to have to concentration on our objective of existence, Self realization, atma jnana, the supreme and sacred secret expertise is the only purpose of being born as a human being.

What are the glories of Brahman?

The glories of Nirguna Brahman, the divine vision.

Loss of life is the glory of the Lord and person attempts to defeat it. People are born and they practical experience dying amongst the loved ones members, mates and relations but nevertheless the surprise is, they act as though they are immortal. Even the slightest imagined of demise to them is not in their radar. Leaving this body immediately after getting active, inform and animated, transitioning to a new realm, leaving guiding everything like the actual physical body, identify & sort, this departure as ‘death’ is His glory.

The five features alongside one another with their magnitude that are the genuine simple requirements of human. The air, breeze, soft, light, severe, tornado and hurricane, storm that blows away houses. Exactly where does that power come from? The believed of fireplace and the magnitude of fireplace that sweeps the land there just about every year all through the summer and the extraordinary perform of those people firemen amidst the heat, amazes me. Both equally the fireplace (the factor) and the human potential who fights it are both of those His glory!! His act.

The h2o that all those firemen use, often flow from leading to base, from the higher altitude to the reduced. That is His glory!!

The enormous huge endless area describes the magnanimity of the Divine’s coronary heart to accommodate everything in Him.

Finally the Earth, that holds billions of persons walking on it day-to-day and night time, how does it maintain the weight of so a lot of life, trees, forests, species, waterbodies? Is not it wonderful that It rotates and revolves in the certain actions with these a body weight in it and even a minute distortion would result in drastic adjustments to the life on earth? These five aspects and other planets, the galaxy, the whole constellation are all the glories of the divinity.

We all interact with individuals of all hues, race and religion. Why cannot people today get together? The wars, hatred, animosity, killings are for the reason that of primitive contemplating. If you seem at it, everywhere you go folks do the job tricky, raise their young children, and adore their parents. What’s the variance? If we search for discrepancies we will see the variations in top, body weight, colour, form and sizing but usually are not we related? This often reminds me of the fireworks. Are not all the sparkles of various colors that emanates in the sky are from the identical resource?

Why do we hate and destroy every single other when the reality is we are right here from the same supply and only for a short time? All these feelings, attitudes that come up centered on our individual karma is also His glory.

The weeds, bonsai, bushes, crops, creepers, vines, trees with loads of various flowers with stamens and stigma in each individual of all those flowers appear diverse but they all make the entire world so beautiful with the assortment of colors, fragrances and shades. We, human beings can only copy them in our portray and poems but can not make even a single single thing. Choose the time to halt and see the environment in awe!

Do we at any time have a sense of gratitude for this amazing present? Do we even get the time to check out and reflect the miracles of His glories? These trees give us shade, bouquets, fragrance, fruits, while cows & goats give us milk, horse & elephants support us carry factors, do any of them hope anything at all in return? Owing to our pompous moi, we humans, be expecting a ‘thank you’ when we decide on up the fallen kerchief of a different man or woman and get upset when we never get it!!

These determine His existence in all beings and in the moi, which is also, powered by Him. Except if we knowledge the heat we won’t’ recognize the shade.

The 1000’s of range of species that are living on this earth from ants to worms, insects and all forms of parasites, bacteria, amphibians, canine, cats, squirrels, bunnies to cats, canines, elephants and all other wild animals, numerous of them are in the forests about the world. It is astounding to feel of who feeds them, how they multiply and how they help in the maintenance of biodiversity and as human beings with the sixth sense we only destroy the mother nature for the basic greed, not noticing that our time on this planet is confined. We have only rented this world for a several many years. Our contribution to the universe is the lease but we neither pay out lease nor hold it risk-free, naturally we need to occur to enjoy what we sow! Or else the total universe would quit performing with the consequences of karma. That is also His glory!!

Pondering of the entire forest, rural and urban destinations, mountains, deserts and oceans with all the species of everyday living is all His glory!

His existence is in everything. He appears to be hidden for the reason that we will not have the eyesight to see Him even even though He is proper in entrance of us. We are not but skilled to establish His existence.

The evolution of a person from the hunting phase who lived on animals, to tribal everyday living sustained on fish to village lifetime on agriculture to metropolitan areas on industrialization and globalization, technology, all His glory!! Steve Job’s Apple, Neil Armstrong landing on the moon, the creation of the Worldwide House Station, area shuttles orbiting all around the planets Saturn and Mars – all these are the huge human possible to think, program, act. detour and as we make errors, share, add, evolve, improve is all thanks to the electrical power in just about every of us. Without the need of that inner existence none of these would transpire. It is simply remarkable to recognize the glorious presence in and driving everything in and about every single of us.

The rivers all close to the earth in each region, supplying drinking drinking water is His glory. We may well struggle in sharing with other states and nations around the world but we have forgotten the originator. With the full salty ocean close to the land mass exactly where does this h2o arrive from? If you say rain, wherever does rain come from?, If you say the evaporation from the ocean h2o to the clouds, exactly where did that ocean drinking water arrive from? Exactly where did the heat of the Sun arrive from? How is it that there is a equilibrium among the water physique and the land mass? How about the temperature of the planet? Who is the operator at the rear of the scene for these? Supreme on your own IS!!

Additional than a billion persons plus all other species and the nature has supplied all of them with drinking drinking water. It is past the principle of a human currently being. We chorus from sharing with our neighbor, the neighboring state for the reason that of selfishness, ego, vanity. Not only that we have also started off contaminating them. That is also His enjoy.

That mighty ability that supports the overall sustenance of this universe is His glory!!

This can take us to the atrocities of people, the greed, the liar, the evil, the demons, rakshasas of the earth, destroying the biodiversity, deforestation, polluting the rivers and the atmosphere, hurting girls, gals and young children, genetically modifying the crops in the identify of improvement, incorporating pesticides to crops to shield them from bugs, which eventually goes within all edibles, not to mention destroys the insects and worm species. These are also His glories, except we expertise unrighteousness, we would not identify the very good and righteousness. Until we walk in the sunshine, we won’t value the shade.

Think about an toddler, minimal toddlers, expending time with them is the sensible software of vedanta. As they improve, the change in their attitudes, the possessiveness, selfishness due to their wishes, the ‘I’ and ‘mine’ mind-set and the moms and dads guiding them away from such inclinations to be a lot more inclusive, selflessness, forgiving and sharing. The whole expansion of a youngster as how an individual in moulded by the conditions, circumstances and by the people today that are in one’s lifetime is His glory. Life is certainly a subject of encounter. 1 has to stop to observe this wonder, action by stage with a further comprehension, likely past the annamaya kosha, foods sheath.

Ultimately, Every little thing in this universe is in a cyclical procedure, irrespective of whether it is the blooming of a flower, or the season, rotation of all planets, revolution of the earth and the start & loss of life of any species. The realization of the Self as the witness and the divinity in everything all over us, taking place in a cyclical approach and ‘me’, the ego, as well would arrive back again once more and all over again in a diverse overall body (Self is ever current) to notice, master, suitable my mistakes, experience the great and the not so excellent, centered on my actions and karmic final results is nothing but His glory!! There is very little other than Him. He IS and He on your own IS!!

Lord’s glories are obvious all close to us. They are referred to as Vibhuti and His infinite potential to build is referred as yoga.

It is normal that the a lot more we know on any matter we want to convey it and develop it even further. If 1 can bike five miles, wishes to consider ten miles next time, the just one who starts a small small business, would like to extend his buyer base, 1 who learns to sing wants to discover extra and share with many others, likewise, the infinite Lord has manifested in hundreds of thousands of wondrous approaches.

He by itself appears as all points and staying in massive forms, designs, sizes and colours. He is both the outer glories that are blatantly seen and the interior glories that are really subtle. He is also the imagined, thoughts and emotions. Appreciate, compassion, forgiveness and ideas, intelligence that makes the choices. His artistic energy is yoga and the many manifestations are His vibhuti.

Gold is the essence of all jewellery. Grain is the essence of a selection of dishes. Sugar is the essence of all sweets. As soon as we see the essence, that is vibhuti and observing the lots of in a person and Just one in lots of is yoga.

Virtues are greatly appreciated by Sri krishna and they as well are His glory. He mentions a couple of of them in this chapter. He states even if just one of them is with us, we are blessed for all of them are His glory.

  • Kirthi – is fame, not since of worldly accomplishments but by accomplishing services, seva. That is His glory.

  • Sri – is prosperity not just wealth but the goodness, the punya karmas, meritorious actions. Fantastic persons and even deities title start off with Sri. Sri krishna, Sri Rama, Sri Lakshmi etc..

  • Vaak – purity of speech, skill to discuss the reality, converse gently for the welfare of all, also termed Vani. Goddess Saraswathi is referred to as Vani

  • Smrithi – is memory. We have to have a superior memory to put the parts with each other even in religious research. Usually we may perhaps forget what we discovered before. Good memory is remembering excellent matters and forgetting undesired factors. That is His glory.

  • Medha – is the capability to grasp, fully grasp what is said.

  • Shruti – is to remain grounded, company on your path. Endurance is pretty crucial in the spiritual path.

  • Kshama – forgiveness. Ability to forgive some others and oneself so one can be at peace. Non forgiveness potential customers to anger, revenge and so forth


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