Dance Of Love - In Gita Verse 10.15 Indeed, You alone know Yourself by Your own internal potency, O Supreme Person, origin of all, Lord of all beings, God of gods, Lord of the universe!
Arjuna is saying to Krishna - Your own internal potency…. - by saying he wants to have his own experience so his question regarding Who Krishna is can be dropped.
Whenever we ask such questions it shows our eagerness and curiosity to know and experience.
To know God there is only one way to know is to know yourself. If the wave knows himself as the wave he knows regarding the ocean, it will not be able to know the vastness of the ocean but the wave will have understanding and knowing of the ocean. He will not know the interiarity, vastness, potency, anything but will definitely have understanding and knowing of the ocean.
Even if we know ourselves we will not be able to know the potency of God, but we have understanding and knowing regarding God and his internal potency, by knowing we will surrender and gratitude will arise in us.
It is just dissolving, like when a drop falls into the sea and disappears. When a person is ready to fall and be dissolved like that, his ego will disappear immediately – and with the disappearance of the ego the inferiority that is hidden in it will also disappear.
As long as you are full of ego you will continue to feel inferior inside. You are not trying to be free of inferiority, you are simply trying to hide it. It is like covering a wound with a beautiful bandage of silk or velvet. Howsoever beautiful and attractive to others those bandages may appear, your wound will not heal because of them. The danger is that the wound may fester into an ulcer by being covered in that way. If it had remained open there would have been a possibility of healing through the sunrays, the fresh air; nature would have helped the healing to happen.
You are trying to hide or suppress your inferiority with money, position, knowledge, renunciation. By any means, you want to declare: “I am somebody.” You try to create a feeling of being somebody while inside your real situation is that you are nobody.
A religious person has to pass through a death. It means that he has to give up the idea of being somebody – which is unnecessarily imposed from outside – and become ready to be a nobody. The mystery is that whosoever is ready to be a nobody will become one with the whole, whereas one who is trying to become somebody will just shrink more and more. He will never become one with existence.
Let go of the pain of being a nobody and accept the feeling of nobodiness with ease – this is the state of a devotee. That is why Yama says, “Who can know better than I?”
“By knowing the great, the omnipresent divine, which is bodiless and unchanging within the ever-changing body, the intelligent one becomes free from all sorrow and grief.”
“…which is bodiless and unchanging within the ever-changing body…” The body is subject to change, but within this ever-changing body the unchanging is hidden. Here there is a continuous effort to bridge the opposites so that the indivisible can be perceived. Amidst all the changes the unchangeable is hidden; within the mortal the immortal is hidden; amidst all motion is hidden the unmoving. One who knows this eternal, deathless one within knows that no grief and no unhappiness can ever affect him.
The whole suffering of man is because he is identified with the changeable. The very meaning of the word changeable is that it will change – and we don’t want it to change. A young person wants his body not to become old, but the body is bound to become old. The old person doesn’t want to die, but the body will die.
You are identified and want things to be permanent, but they cannot remain the same. It is as if a person is standing on the bank of a river wanting the river not to flow, and if it flows he will become miserable because his demand has not been fulfilled. Everything is flowing, transitory, but you hold on to transitory things and want to make them permanent. This ends in misery because the transitory cannot be eternal.
The moment you start feeling your inner light, your whole perspective starts changing. You will feel compassionate towards human beings even if they are doing stupid things. And you will feel immensely joyous, celebrating, even though you don't have anything to celebrate. Nothing is needed to celebrate – only excuses... birthday is just an excuse! But if you want to celebrate, you will find a thousand and one excuses.
Once you have experienced your inner light and you feel compassionate towards everything, suddenly you will find that you become capable of giving and surprisingly more you give more it will be available to you. As you become the vehicle of the universe. Universe is abundance. Suddenly you will find that you have become emperor and this giving has different quality then before you experience your inner light.
You are giving because you are overflowing with Universal energy. This is the first time that realization comes to you as understanding that I am not God Is. God is Love.
When Whole, Universe, God or Krishna is using your body as a vehicle, suddenly you will feel - First be full of love, then the sharing happens. And then the great surprise, that as you give you start receiving from unknown sources, from unknown corners, from unknown people; from trees, from rivers, from mountains. Love starts showering on you from all the nooks and corners of existence. The more you give, the more you get. Life becomes a sheer dance of love.
In this dance you will know internal potency of God, Krishna. There is no other way but to dissolve and disappear in the universe.