Shri Datta Swami

Posted on: 14 Jul 2018


Question on Enlightenment on Karma and Karma Yoga

Shri Hrushikesh asked:-

Dear Swami, Ms. Iio Magyar from Germany after reading the discourse on the Karma and Karma Yoga on the face group "Satguru" has responded in the following way. She says that she has received this discourse in the right time. I request you to enlighten us. A dust particle in your creation, Hrushikesh

[Ilo Magyar “My dear friend Rushee Var, this is exactly my task NOW! I am Inanna/Jnana Hubert, my husband, is Krishna/Messiah. This is my task, just now. In the end phase: Arjuna, the ordinary What happened in the case of Arjuna? Arjuna refused to fight and get back his kingdom. What is the meaning of this? Arjuna did not want to perform svakaryam (self-centered work). Lord Krishna advised Arjuna to fight the war not for the sake of Svakarma but for the sake of participating in the Lord’s work, which was the destruction of injustice. So Arjuna did not participate in the war as svakaryam (karma), but fully participated in the war as Swami karyam (karma yoga). So far it was good. But there is one important point here. Arjuna had not refused to do his karma (fight the war for selfish desire) due to his devotion for the Lord. Had he left the war due to pure and extreme devotion for the Lord, it would have been good. Had Arjuna left the war due to true detachment from his kingdom (wealth), it would also have been good. But Arjuna refused to fight because of his blind attraction to family bonds. That is why the Lord advised Arjuna to first look upon the war as karma itself. The Lord wanted Arjuna to realize that the war was his duty as a warrior and was in fact beneficial for him even from the selfish point of view. Refusing to fight this war would not only mean a personal loss of kingdom, wealth and power for Arjuna and his family, but would also bring eternal ill fame to him. Arjuna did not have as much love for the Lord as Radha had for the Lord. Hanuman, who was also a warrior, had that much love. Therefore, Hanuman never had such doubts. Arjuna did not consider the war as karma yoga (the work of the Lord); in fact, this thought never even entered his mind. Therefore, the Lord first taught him karma, then taught Bhakti (devotion) through Jnana (knowledge), and then taught jnana yoga (knowledge of God) after the purification of mind through Bhakti. Lord Krishna revealed Himself as God in jnana yoga and finally advised him to participate in the war as the work of God—karma yoga. The essence of the Bhagavad Gita can be told in one sentence: Kill Duryodhana not for the sake of your kingdom, but as a servant participating in God’s mission to destroy injustice

I‘ll have to kill the devil, what I always said, and knew. I am Vach I have ALL avatars included, also Phytia, Delhi oracle, ALL! I was at the very beginning. And it was boring. I created my beloved children. Created Samsara, as well as truth, for they‘ll be able to be godlike, in Nirvana. Enjoying love.”]

Swami replied:- Arjuna was sage ‘Nara’ and Krishna was sage ‘Narayana’ (sage Datta as human incarnation). Sage Nara was greatest devotee of sage Narayana. Sage Nara is equivalent to God Narayana and hence, Krishna told that He is Arjuna (Paandavaanam… Gita). A great devotee is the second address of God as said by Naarada Bhakti Sutra (Tanmayaah…) since the first address of God is incarnation. If the devotee is in climax of devotion, the second becomes first and first becomes second! Such Arjuna is acting in the role of an ordinary human being to which the Gita is told. If you take Arjuna as the role, Krishna told that He is Arjuna in the sense of encouraging an ignorant devotee. If you see the role of Arjuna as an ordinary human being, he is also reluctant to contemporary human incarnation due to ego and jealousy. Hence, Arjuna asked Krishna in the Gita that He was recently born and how He could tell yoga to Sun in the beginning of creation. The ordinary human being believes in the energetic incarnation and never in the human incarnation. He did lot of penance for God Shiva, the energetic incarnation, who appeared as human being (hunter) and Arjuna fought with the hunter. An ordinary human devotee believes God as energetic incarnation but not as human incarnation. Hence, Krishna told that He is God in human body (Manushiim tanum…). Then only, the devotee hears what the human incarnation says. An ordinary human being does not judge the human form of God by His knowledge, but, by miracles only. Hence, cosmic vision was shown by God Krishna. The main theme of the Gita is right knowledge to give right direction to Arjuna. Arjuna has enough devotion to God and enough sacrifice. He sacrificed the kingdom also for the sake of his grandfather by whom he was grown up in the absence of his father. Arjuna came to war to get his justified share of kingdom (wealth) and dropped from the war due to fascination to family bonds. Bond with wealth was a reason for his fight and bond with family was the reason for dropping from the war and this establishes him as an ordinary soul of Pravrutti without Nivrutti. He neither came to fight for God nor left the war for the sake of God. Then, Krishna preached the true spiritual knowledge through the Gita and showed in cosmic vision that He is killing the unjust opposite side telling that He will kill them even if Arjuna is absent. By this, He practically showed that the war is His work and told that even if Arjuna doesn’t fight to kill them, He will kill them. He told that if Arjuna participates in God’s work, he will be uplifted and proved (by giving cosmic vision) that God’s work will be done even if the devotee doesn’t participate in it. All this shows that the need of the hour at any time for the incarnation is to deliver right knowledge that gives right direction. Every time devotion, sacrifice and service to God are already existing, but, in wrong direction. Krishna said that even though He taught this right knowledge in the beginning, it was lost. This means that God comes in human form and gives right knowledge, but, very shortly it is lost due to misinterpretations of selfish people. Again God comes to restore the right knowledge and this results in frequent appearance of human incarnations.