Seeing the One in the Many: Bhagavad Gita Chapter 13
On the inner path it sometimes feels as if our minds and lives are divided in two: it seems there is the time for meditation and inquiry, and the rest of life when we have to deal with the world. How can we overcome this apparent divide and make meditation a way of gaining useful knowledge of reality on all levels, and life in general an opportunity to apply the great lessons?
The Bhagavad Gita contains much guidance on this question. This article is about teachings which come in the thirteenth chapter of the Gita on how we can learn to see all things in the world as expressions of what has been called the Absolute, the Supreme Being, God, Brahman, and to feel that in all our dealings, we are ultimately dealing with That. This engenders the reverence and relaxation and focus that lead to inner illumination.
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This article is from the Autumn 2021 issue of Self-Knowledge Journal.