In control of self and through thoughtful inaction rest in bliss

In the nine gated body mind, not in action and not causing action 5.13

The Creator does not create action or objects of action

Or attachment through action; Nature does 5.14

The Creator does not look at good or bad

We delude ourselves, our wisdom masked in ignorance 5.15

When the wisdom of Self destroys ignorance

Wisdom reveals the Source, like the Sun shining through 5.16

Consciousness in That, Self being That, Intent on That, That as Goal,

The wise never turn back, their wisdom destroying ignorance 5.17

I acknowledge this interesting and off beat rendition of Purusha and Prakriti from an unknown artist on the Net.

Sankhya philosophy of Hinduism talks about the dual elements of the Universe as Purusha and  Prakriti. Purusha is the inactive universal consciousness from which everything arises, but Purusha, the Creator does not cause creation. Prakriti, also interpreted as Nature, is the active principle responsible for action and creation.

Purusha is male and Prakriti female. Another way of looking at it is that Purusha is the potential energy and Prakriti kinetic energy. One does not exist without the other. Together, they cause creation.

Krishna’s reference of Creator here is to Purusha, the passive universal consciousness and that of Nature is to Prakriti, the active individual power source that activates the three gunas or attributes of Satva, Rajas and Tamas.

I can only talk about what i understand from these verses, since passions run high with those pretending to be in Satva when they defend their beliefs about Sankhya and such other philosophies. I am ignorant of the tomes and my limited wisdom arises from contemplation.

Krishna tells us not to blame the Universe or the Creator for what happens to us. They are inactive. They have no rights and wrongs. They do not even point. They allow us to learn on our own.

It’s our individual nature and its attributes, the three gunas, which lead us into action. In Satva, the state of passive wisdom, we are closest to the universal consciousness of the Creator. In Satva, one rises above one’s individual conscience into universal consciousness. Our beliefs of right and wrong, what to do and what not to, become irrelevant.

It’s our religions that keep us chained to our beliefs of conscience. They tell us what’s right and wrong as if religious leaders, whether Priests , Pundits or Imams, are on a one to one connection with the Creator. What religion and its leaders, irrespective of denomination impose on us is to keep us chained to their beliefs. Spiritual freedom happens when we break free from these shackles of religion, religious leaders and self-styled gurus, who only have their selfish interests in mind.

Krishna says nothing is good or bad. He tells us to go within our Self and become That, the Universal Consciousness. In That state, there is no need for arguments. We know.

Religion sans its beliefs, commandments and scriptures is Spirituality. Religion leads to guilt and grief. Only Spirituality leads to freedom and bliss.

 

 

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