Shri Rama and Shri Krishna are the same, 5

You get bored when you are alone, don’t you? When you are without your mother, father, husband, wife or son; just alone? So God also got bored. Then He made Himself into two persons - one Sita and one Rama. He became two. These are not two personalities, Sita and Rama. Rama Himself became Sita. Sita Herself became Rama. One became two. He could have become infinite if He chose, let alone two! He had assumed infinite forms in Ayodhya. Thus, God’s actual form is one of divine consciousness. That is why no one can see Him, speak to Him or hear His words or even think of Him; or even know Him. Since He is beyond the intellect, how can the poor senses hope to grasp Him. They hold the most subordinate position: rama atarkya buddhimman . . .

Speech has no access there. The Vedic verses describe Him as beyond words, anuvacaniyam. They say, “We cannot say anything. There is no end to Him. We cannot describe His qualities.” But they have mentioned a few. He has thousands of eyes, thousands of ears; thousands of hands. This description of “thousands” is inadequate. Everything He has is infinite. There is no counting anything that He has.

Therefore, God is beyond the mind and intellect. He is beyond thought, inconceivable and unknowable. Many laying a claim to greatness have gone to Him, only to return humiliated without knowing Him. Not small time persons but personalities like Brahma, Vishnu and Shankara. No one can know Rama, and without knowing Him you will not accept Him, and without accepting Him you cannot love Him, and if there is no love then how will you attain Him? Without love, how will you meet Him?

In this way, no one can know Him. Nevertheless, infinite souls have become Saints. How did this happen?

To be continued . . .

 

An English translation of a discourse delivered in Hindi by:

Jagadguru Shri Kripalu Ji Maharaj

18 August 1999

Vrindavan

© Radha Govind Samiti

 

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