II 7:3 II
manushyânâm saharesu kascidyatati siddhaye
yatatâmapi siddhânâm kascinmâm vetti tattvatah (Gita 7:3)
Among thousand of men, hardly one, strives for perfection, and of those men that do, scarcely one, knows Me in essence.
Comments - In reality, God (Paramatma) Realization is not difficult or a rarity, rather those who are following the path of realization are a rarity. Most men are deeply immersed in worldly pleasures and hoarding. Out of thousands of men, only one such person emerges who with a true aim, heart and longing walks the path towards Paramatma. Of those liberated intelligent great souls, may be there is only one that is desiring to know Bhagwân and that great soul, on having faith realizes that "Everything is only God" - in this manner, he gains knowledge of God in entirety, and attains His divine love. The point here is that, the loving devotee who understands God's entire Universal manifestation (samagraha roop), is an extreme rarity (durlabh). (Gita 7:19)
Knowing God's form in entirety (samagraha roop) is in itself knowing His real and true divine form (yathârth roop). God's real and geniune form can be known only through devotion (Gita 18:55).
A spiritual aspirants that has within himself inborn, instinctive devotion, and he who does not put devotion down, such a seeker, when he is liberated, then all perishable and destructible pleasure seeking desires are wiped out altogether in him, but the hunger for inner relish does not go away. Then God out of His grace, makes even his liberation appear to be dull and tasteless (phikka), and bestows on the aspirant, His uninterrupted and infinite love (antaras).
It is a rule that the pleasure that is attained from attraction for an object that same pleasure is not attained on knowing that object. Just like the pleasure that is attained from the attraction for money (greed), that same pleasure is not attained on knowing that thing called money.
In karmayog (Discipline of Selfless Service), on servering relations with the world, one attains peace and joy. In Jnanayog (Discipline of Knowledge), on realizing one's essential Self, one attains uninterrupted joy. In Bhaktiyog (Discipline of Devotion) where there is attraction for God, one attains infinite and ever increasing bliss and divine love.
II 7:2 II
Sri Bhagavân uvâca:
Jnâanam te'ham savijnânamidam vaksyâmyasesatah
Yajjnâtvâ neha bhuyo'nyajjnâtavyaamavasissyate (Gita 7:2)
I shall unfold to you in full, this knowledge (jnana) along with secrets of manifest Divinity, having known which nothing more remains to be known.
Both "Para" (higher nature) and "Apara Prakriti" (lower nature) have no independent existence of their own. This is knowledge (jnana), and knowing that Para (higher nature) and Apara (lower nature), all else is only God, is "vijnana" (real knowledge of manifest Divinity). Therefore all including "ego" (aham) is only God - this is "jnana" with "vijnana" (knowledge with realization of manifest Divinity) i.e. the secret of divine manifestation. After having realized this knowledge, nothing else is worth knowing; because everything is only God. After knowing this, if there is anything that remains to be known, then that too will be God.
From "Gita Prabodhani" in hindi by Swami Ramsukhdasji
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