The Climax - In Gita Verse 8.14 For one who always remembers Me without deviation, I am easy to obtain, O son of Pṛthā, because of his constant engagement in devotional service.

It will be very easy to understand what Krishna says if we look in our own life.

In the objective world how we are connected with each other. Definitely not by theory or doctrine but through our work. For example, if you have more than one child, you love everyone equally. But you will remember only that child who remembers you in all his activity. Who is interested in giving something through his act to everyone, rather than receiving only. Child joy is in giving and not only giving but with keeping you in his memory. Observe this child, he will be very soft, loving and joyful.

Now in your routine life for any of your work you alone cannot do but whoever is helping you if he keeps you in his or her memory and participate in your work then you know how smoothly and in harmony your work can be completed. I have used the word participate and not do his assignment or duty. Because when a person is participating he is not fixing his mind to fix assignments only but responsible for the whole work from starting till end whatever comes up he is ready to act as a participant. He is not after any fruits or acknowledgements. He is joining in your work to for his own joy, for his own being.

Same with the universe, existence, even though it is intangible, it is present everywhere and created this whole universe, including us. If in our mind we remember the universe while doing any act, then we can participate with the whole, what feeling we experience when someone is participating in our work, same feeling universe will have for us.

Difference between participating and duty:

When you act for your duty your heart is not involved in the actions, you are a robot and your action needs recognizations, rewards. You will not be joyful in your action. Your action will be serious and requires a lot of effort. It is not responding to the present moments demands. In that assignment if something unexpected comes up you will be very much upset and try to resign for that assignments, work. Right now if you will see Arjuna he has not expected that all his attachments and desire to show his bravery will surface. He was looking at the war as an assignment to win their part of land. So he is miserable and wants to run away from the war.

When you act not for your duty but participate then your action will have certain aliveness and enthusiasm in it. You will find that each moment of your action gives you joy. You will be in gratitude as you have not expected that this joy you will get from your action. If anything unexpected comes up in that moment you will be overflowing with joy and welcome that as new challenge to act.

Krishna’s whole effort is to see that Arjuna can participate in the war and not just do his duty. If he participates in the war he will find that this war is the assignment of the universe and not only for that piece of the land which he thinks it’s their. He will see challenge to drop the desire to exhibit his bravery. Beautiful opportunity to drop the desire. As soon as he will see opportunity instead of duty he will be joyful not because he has achieve any target but because in this moment has blessed him and gave him an opportunity to drop the desire, unloadhimself, empty out his mind.

Krishna simply says that in any circumstances if you participate you will find joy which is not given by anyone but joy of being in this moment. In that you become whole, it is not that in your mind you will be remembering me but in gratitude towards universe that it has given you the opportunity to drop your desires you act as a participant. It’s not that you remember the whole, it will be whole remembers you.

This is the climax of the sumiran as it will be through Being: When devotion starts happening through your entire being or one is totally dissolved in Sumiran then it is the climax.