|Out of compassion for them I, who dwell within their heart,
destroy the darkness born of ignorance by the shining lamp of knowledge. (10.11)
There are two types of human beings in this world: the divine, and
the demonic. The divine has been described at length, now hear
from Me about the demonic, O Arjuna.
Persons of demonic nature do not know what to do and what not to
do. They neither have purity nor good conduct nor truthfulness.
They say that the world is unreal, without a substratum, without a
God, and without an order. The world is caused by lust alone and nothing else.
Adhering to this view these lost souls, with small intellect and
cruel deeds, are born as enemies for the destruction of the world.
Filled with insatiable desires, hypocrisy, pride, and arrogance;
holding wrong views due to delusion; they act with impure motives.
Obsessed with great anxiety until death, considering sense
gratification as their highest aim, convinced that this is everything,
Bound by hundreds of ties of desire and enslaved by lust and
anger; they strive to obtain wealth by unlawful means for the
fulfillment of desires. They think:
This has been gained by me today, I shall fulfill this desire,
this is mine and this wealth also shall be mine in the future;
That enemy has been slain by me, and I shall slay others also. I
am the Lord. I am the enjoyer. I am successful, powerful, and
I am rich and born in a noble family. I am the greatest. I shall
perform sacrifice, I shall give charity, and I shall rejoice. Thus
deluded by ignorance;
Bewildered by many fancies; entangled in the net of delusion;
addicted to the enjoyment of sensual pleasures; they fall into a
Self-conceited, stubborn, filled with pride and intoxication of
wealth; they perform Yajna only in name, for show, and not
according to scriptural injunction.
Clinging to egoism, power, arrogance, lust, and anger; these
malicious people hate Me (who dwells) in their own body and
I hurl these haters, cruel, sinful, and mean people of the world,
into the wombs of demons again and again.
O Arjuna, entering the wombs of demons birth after birth, the
deluded ones sink to the lowest hell without ever attaining Me.
Lust, anger, and greed are the three gates of hell leading to the
downfall (or bondage) of Jeeva. Therefore, one must (learn to)
give up these three.
One who is liberated from these three gates of hell, O Arjuna,
does what is best, and attains the supreme goal.
One who acts under the influence of their desires, disobeying
scriptural injunctions, neither attains perfection nor happiness
nor the supreme goal.
Therefore, let the scripture be your authority in determining what
should be done and what should not be done. You should perform
your duty following the scriptural injunction.
Hear again My supreme word, the most secret of all. You are very
dear to Me, therefore, I shall tell this for your benefit. (18.64)
Fix your mind on Me, be devoted to Me, offer service to Me, bow
down to Me, and you shall certainly reach Me. I promise you
because you are very dear to Me. (18.65)
Setting aside all noble deeds, just surrender completely to the
will of God. I shall liberate you from all sins. Do not grieve. (18.66)
|Awake! Thou that sleepest,
Arise from thy tomb,
Descend from thy cross,
Rend the veil of the Temple,
Stand out in the light,
Let the Holy of holies
No more be in night.
Join hands with the Masters,
The Great Brothers above,
Who labor forever
Through greatness of Love.
Man! Know thy Redeemer,
He dwelleth within;
Buried deep in thy body,
Now gross from thy sin,
The only true Savior,
MYSTERIOUS Love Story to Ponder