I have established from the Vedas and the Vedanta that this individual soul that we refer to as "me" has a relationship with God that is of simultaneous similarities and differences. In other words, there is both oneness with God in some respects, and differences between the soul and Him in others. If someone stubbornly insists that they are just one in all respects, then let them read the Vedas with open eyes, where it is cleary written, In this vast wheel of creation the human soul wanders restlessly like a swan. When graced by the Lord, the soul gains eternal life. So this third entity, the soul, is separate. (Shvetashvatara Upanishad 1.6, 1.12)
The Vedas repeatedly assert that Brahm is threefold, having three manifestations: God, the soul and maya. (Chhandogya Upanishad 8.1.1) There is very important knowledge contained in the Vedas known as dahara vidya. Chhandogya Upanishad refers to it. There is a city called Brahmapura, just like we have cities in this world like Rampur. Within that, there is a house and in that house there is a courtyard where there is something secret, which we need to know. That is what is "mine". So what is this Brahmapura, the city of Brahma? Your body. This body is the city of Brahm, because Brahm resides here. There is a house there, your heart. He stays there. (Prashna Upanishad 3.6, Chhandogya Upanishad 8.3.3, Brahma Sutra 2.3.25)
He resides in the soul which resides in the heart. There is something called daharakasha there which contains that secret. What is daharakasha? (Chhandogya Upanishad 8.1.3) The Vedas further say that whatever world is there, including what you cannot see, countless material universes and the countless planets of the various descensions (Paravyoma) are all contained in this small house in this small space in the heart. This is called daharakasha . . .
This daharakasha refers to Brahm as established in the previous sutras. (Brahma Sutra 1.3.13-18). In all these Brahma Sutras, Veda Vyasa clearly establishes that daharakasha implies Shri Krishna (Brahm). He is yours, He is your wealth and it is Him that you desire . . .
An excerpt from the English translation of a discourse originally given in Hindi by:
Jagadguru Shri Kripalu Ji Maharaj
25 October 2009
Bhakti Dham, Mangarh
Main Kaun? Mera Kaun?