Main Kaun? Mera Kaun? 5

The job of creating, maintaining and destroying the world remains with God and is never given to the Saint who has attained Him. The equality between the two is simply in the matter of enjoying bliss. If the individual soul actually became Brahm [God], then this would mean that there are millions of Brahms. (Taittiriya Upanishad 3.1)

Let me tell you something funny. There are Advaitis who say there is one Brahm and that He is inside everyone. Everyone is included in that one Brahm. All these souls that you see are all Brahm. There are no separate Brahm, but one Brahm present in all. So if one attains full knowledge, everyone's ignorance should go, because it is all one Brahm. So this means then that no one must have become a brahmajnani till today as ignorance is still present! Yes, no one must have attained divine knowledge. Then in that case, why were the Vedas created? Why did they manifest? Advaitis, do you accept the Vedas? Yes we do. Then what is your answer? All the Brahms must be separate (so that if one attains divine knowledge, the others continue to remain ignorant). But if all these Brahms are separate, how many are there? What happened to the one Brahm that you believed in? They will have to be quiet now.

Thus, after attaining God the soul becomes blissful. This is the statement of the Vedas (Taittiriya Upanishad 2.7, Katharudra Upanishad 5.27). The soul attains bliss upon attaining God; it is not that any soul becomes Brahm . . .

 

An excerpt from the English translation of a discourse originally given in Hindi by:

Jagadguru Shri Kripalu Ji Maharaj

28 October 2009

Bhakti Dham, Mangarh 

Main Kaun? Mera Kaun?

The complete series in Hindi and the first 10 speeches translated into English

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