Unlimited Sources - In Gita Verse 10.28 Of weapons I am the thunderbolt; among cows I am the surabhi. Of causes for procreation I am Kandarpa, the god of love, and of serpents I am Vāsuki.

In this verse Krishna represents himself as a symbol of death and love, sex. Surbhi means kamdhenu, who give as much milk as one likes. He says that I am desire, love, sex, and death all together.

We can grow in consciousness because we have desire, love, sex, and death all together. If there is no desire how you can grow into consciousness and become desireless. He is unlimited sources of everything in pure form and we are unlimited source of everything but in the crude form. Unless we become aware towards ourselves we cannot transcend ourselves from animal nature to consciousness. In other words if we want to be worthy of everything we need to be empty. If our cup is full he cannot give us anything.

Let me tell you zen story - The Cup Overflows

In the 19th century, a learned and well-known university professor went to see Zen Master Nan-In, to inquire about God, Zen meditation and the philosophy of life. He was in a hurry and wanted the Master to quench his thirst for knowledge quickly. Nan-In could anticipate his thoughts and questions. He listened to the professor patiently and then said: “Since you have come all this way and climbed the mountain to reach me, you must be tired; I should serve you some refreshments first.”

The professor was shocked. He did not come here to have a cup of tea. He wanted immediate answers and seeing the Master smile gently, he started doubting his decision to travel far to seek answers from the Zen Master. Nan-In, who scanned his thoughts, smiled and asked him to be patient. “Who knows, your questions may be answered, just by drinking tea.”

Now, the professor was sure that the person who referred him to the Zen Master had played mischief with him. If a cup of tea was the answer, there was no need to come all this way to meet him. The professor was getting more impatient.

A disciple of Nan-In brought a tray with a teapot and two cups. The Zen Master started pouring tea in the cup. Soon the cup started overflowing but he kept on pouring. Now, even the saucer was full. One more drop and the tea would have started spilling on the floor.

The professor who was watching it all curiously, yelled, “Master, Stop! What are you trying to do? Can’t you see the cup is full and even the saucer is overflowing with tea? If you pour more, it will spill onto the floor.”

Zen Master Nan-In looked at the professor, smiled and said, “That’s the condition you are in at the moment, professor. Your mind is bursting with questions and even if I answer all your questions, you don’t have any room left in your mind to keep them.”

Be Receptive - Your queries are flowing all over the monastery. “Professor, go back, empty your cup and then come here. You will first have to create the space to receive what I have to give you.”

The story is more relevant today than ever before. It emphasises the need for ‘Receptiveness’. When one is empty of all thoughts, one becomes like a tabula rasa — that situation is receptivity. It is the only door available for you to welcome the Divine. To become receptive, you will have to drop the baggage of the mind you have been carrying all this while.

Krishna says that there is no difference in you and me. I am source of everything in pure form and you are a source of everything in crude form. When I say - I am the thunderbolt; among cows I am the surabhi. Of causes for procreation I am Kandarpa, the god of love, and of serpents I am Vāsuki - I say that this is your possibility. Become aware of yourself use all your resouces of desire, lust, sex, everything and grow into consciouness. Like from the waste to electricity. Use whatever your resources are and grow into consciousness. You will become light unto yourself as Buddha has told.