There is no salvation for people who think they are different from God. And those who think that God is one who has a particular form and name like say, Krishn or Vishnu only, are considered ignorant. The Supreme can not be limited to any particular name and form. It is the Supreme who thought" Ekoham Bahusyam"." I am one, let me become many." Creation started thereafter. It is the same Supreme being that becomes all beings. Those who can understand the Upanishads and Bhagwad Geetaa correctly, will realize the meaning of various scriptural declarations like---
(1) Sarvam Khalu idam Brahm (Chhaandogya Upanishad, 3-14-1) - "The entire
Universe is Brahm"
Any number of extracts from Upanishad and Bhagwad Geetaa in this regard can be quoted. Only
those who can understand them in the correct way will be able to see the Truth.
All the confusion comes from the Eeshwar (Sa-Gun Brahm) who appears as the triad of
Jeev and Jagat are ever controlled and sustained by the Eeshwar.
So, when there is no differentiation between the whole of Jeev + Jagat + Eeshwar it is called Brahm. When the Gun (qualities, attributes, or judgments) are superimposed on the Brahm it is called Eeshwar (representing the pure Sattwa) or called Sa-Gun Brahm (= Eeshwar + Jeev + Jagat).
As the "Rajo Gun" of Jeev is not fully subsided, the Jeev continue to see the differentiation. .. so, Dwait is a correct philosophy as long as the true Nature of Brahm is not understood and Brahm is only equated to Eeshwar keeping the Jagat and Jeev separate and dependent on the Eeshwar. This Eeshwar is given a supreme name as Vishnu, Krishn, Shiv, Shakti, Devee etc., A-Dwait is not against this personification. A-Dwait is all inclusive and accepts whatever personification a devotee prefers, they are free to choose the Eeshwar Naam and Roop that best suits themselves.
But when Jeev is completely purified and the True Nature of Brahm is realized, and the WHOLE is experienced as a WHOLE and no differentiation, such an ABSOLUTE WHOLE, is possible. Such a Gyaanee concludes "Vaasudev sarvam iti" all this is verily Vaasudev (vasati sarvam iti vasu, sah deva vasudeva) and surrenders unconditionally and completely to the supreme lord who dwells within and who is beyond all the dualities and differentiation.
Created by Sushma Gupta on 5/9/09
Updated on 07/09/11