The Ultimate Wisdom
We know how Lord Krishna, though He was fully conscious of His Supreme Divinity, served His Guru and studied under him. What He said was what He did; and what He did was only a commentary on what He said. Let us, therefore, turn to the Bhagavad Gita, the Immortal Words of Sri Krishna, to see what He says about one’s attitude to the spiritual preceptor.
“Na hi jnaanena sadrisham pavitramiha vidyate,” said Lord Krishna; there is nothing here so grand, ennobling and purifying as Knowledge. How can we attain that Knowledge?
There are two statements that answer this great question. “Shraddhaavaan labhate jnaanam”—” a person who has Shraddha attains Jnana”. This word Shraddha is indeed very difficult to define; it is a perfect blending of love, faith, devotion, total egolessness and absolute surrender. The other statement is “Tadviddhi pranipaatena pari-prasnena sevayaa; Upadekshyanti te jnaanam jnaaninah tattvadarsinah”; “Know that by prostrating yourself to, by questioning and by serving those Great Ones who have had a direct perception of the Self; they will impart that Knowledge to you.” This Knowledge is impossible for one to acquire by one’s own unaided self-effort.
This truth is clearly brought out in the Visvarupa-Darshana Yoga. After revealing Himself to Arjuna and after once again assuming the lovely human form of Krishna, the Lord declares: “The Wondrous Form that you beheld just now, even the gods are ever desirous of witnessing.” The Lord had already said: “The Devas and the Maharshis know Me not; for I am their very Source.” “But, by Ananya-Bhakti I am capable of being known,” says the Lord.
When a person has Ananya Bhakti the Lord reveals Himself to the devotee, even as He revealed Himself to Arjuna. This is a point worth remembering; even then it is He who reveals Himself. It is only after the Lord gave Arjuna the Divya-Chakshu or the Divine Eye was Arjuna able to behold Him. Similarly,“Dadaami buddhi-yogam tam yena maamupayaantite”, when the aspirant is ripe for Wisdom, “I give the Buddhi-Yoga to him and he attains Me.”
Even in the crowning declaration of the Gita: “Sarvadharmaan parityajya maamekam sharanam vraja”, the Lord has made it abundantly clear “Aham tvaa sarva paapebhyo mokshayishyaami maa shuchah.” “Surrender yourself wholeheartedly, unreservedly and totally to Me; that is all that you can do; I will free you from sins. You cannot do this yourself. But I will do it, fear not.”
“You can only develop Shraddha; I will give you Jnana. You can only surrender yourself; I will give you Liberation.” That is the final declaration of the Lord.
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