Namaskaram. Today’s topic is very important. So please make a note of these points.
We all know Bhagawan resides within all our hearts. But why does he reside there?
- Sarvavyapagan (Vibhu): He is omnipresent omniscient and omnipotent. He gives life to one and all – including trees and animals. He is the One, Brahman, who is the cause for every existence irrespective of gyaanam or agyaanam. Unless He is present in them, they cannot exist. Sustenance comes later. There is no ‘abrahmatva thathuvam’. (No existence in His absence)
- Antharyamithvam (Niyanthrithvam): He stations Himself within us as our Controller and Director.
- Antharaatmathvam: ‘I’ am the ‘atma’ for my body. Whatever I do (what my body or shareeram does), the beneficiary is ‘me’, the Atma. The ‘Atma’ itself is the ‘Shareeram’ for Bhagawan. So He is the beneficiary for whatever ‘it’ does. He is inside atma. He is therefore the Antharatma. Thus we should use our body to serve Him, the Antharatma.
- Swamithvam: God is our ‘owner’ (Swami). We are His property. Just like a farmer guards his produce day and night, God, who wants His property the ‘jeevatma’ guards it closely.
- Rakshanam (Protection): Seated within us, He is patiently waiting for an opportune moment to correct us, although we are looking elsewhere and do not allow Him to do it. Let us watch out for Him and at least not deter Him from correcting us for our own benefit.
- Dhyeyam: As the Object of Dhyanam (Meditation), one can fix one’s mind on the ‘Thirumeni’ and concentrate on Him and His consort Mahalakshmi.
- Sarvashabdatvam: The Vedas proclaim that since He is omnipresent, all words (sarva shabdas) can be attributed to Bhagawan. (eg. Rama, Kannan, goat, table, door…)
- Moksha anugraham: When the time comes and one has forsaken one’s ‘paapa-punyas’, although the heart is dark, by virtue of being seated within us he illuminates and guides the Atma to take the right path (take the sushumna naadi and through archiradi margam) to attain moksha.
- He does not abhor the unclean environment (blood, pus, skin etc.) that he resides in. He is happy to be in there to guide us towards moksha (much as a mother’s feelings for her child).
- He is untouched by His surroundings and remains unaffected by it.
Let us pause to ponder over each of these 10 points for about 5 minutes daily. When God resides in our hearts permanently and is at our beck and call, why are we ignoring Him and looking elsewhere? Just imagine how it would be if we could delve within ourselves and bring him to life in front of our eyes…!
Audio – En Pani 4: