He also installed Deities of God’s Personal Form in the four primary places of pilgrimage. All of you visit the four dhamas, Badrinarayana and so on. The Deities there were installed by Shankaracharya. So every fibre of his being was filled with devotion to Shri Krishna, but he wrote from the dualistic viewpoint as well as the non-dualistic viewpoint.
He also wrote about the God with form and qualities and personally practiced devotion. He instructed his own mother to practice devotion to Shri Krishna. If we leave aside the state of brahmajnana and just consider the most primary level of both devotion and jnana – the stage of purifying the mind; a must for everybody, he writes that the mind cannot be purified completely without devotion to Shri Krishna.
Thus, Brahm has both a personal and impersonal manifestation, something that all the other great masters agree with. The true, ultimate form of God with form and qualities is Shri Krishna. The manifestation which displays less powers is referred to as Paramatma and the one which displays the least powers is known as Brahm. That is why Shri Krishna is referred to as that indivisible entity, who is devoid of differences within Himself, with powers of His own nature and with powers of a contrary nature . . .
An excerpt from the English translation of a discourse originally given in Hindi by:
Jagadguru Shri Kripalu Ji Maharaj
6 November 2009
Bhakti Dham, Mangarh
Main Kaun? Mera Kaun?
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