Sacrifice Self-Unconsciousness – In Gita Verse 3.15 Regulated activities are prescribed in the Vedas, and the Vedas are directly manifested from the Supreme Personality of Godhead. Consequently the all-pervading Transcendence is eternally situated in acts of sacriﬁce.
Krishna when using the word Vedas, he means wisdom, which is always moving, flow, dynamic, it is not static, and such work is born from Vedas. Which is created by God. he is not saying Vedas means scriptures.
Krishna by saying to Arjuna there are two ways you can perform your act, one is self-unconsciously, another is self-consciously. When you act from your self-consciousness your act will be an act of Sacrifice. When you act from self-unconsciousness your act is not aligned with the universe, it is not Sacrifice. It cannot transcend you. The purpose of Human birth is to transcend, to become self-alert. Because of this everyone goes through different circumstances. As you cannot imitate others for your self-alertness. Only you will know how you can become self-alert. So never wait for any circumstances to repeat in your life. Don’t expect that when Anguliman will come I will act like Buddha, very compassionate. That day will never come.
Krishna tells Arjuna to become self-alert, transcend all your energy into compassion. Even if that circumstances is war. Use the war to become self-alert and become self-alert from that act that will be your sacrifice to the Universe. In my blog Bhagavad Gita Verse 3.14, I wrote about the five elements and how they manifested from one to another. Same way through the body we have to transcend our self-unconsciousness to self-consciousness. That is possible only if we respond to the present moment without getting affected by the past or future. Just respond to the present moment.
There is only one sacrifice needed is self-unconsciousness. It looks like a paradox but you cannot sacrifice self-unconsciousness. Because it is nothing but darkness. What you can do is bring light of self-consciousness and immediately self-unconsciousness will be no more. This can happen only in utter relaxation. Be relaxed but there is one more danger is when you are relaxed you tend to move towards your self-unconsciousness. Be alert at times.
That’s what meditation is all about – to become more alert. Live the same life, just change your alertness – make it more intense. Eat the same food, walk the same path, live in the same house, be with the same woman and the children, but be totally different from your inside. Be alert! Walk the same path, but with awareness. If you become aware, suddenly the path is no more the same, because you are no more the same. If you are aware, the same food is not the same, because you are not the same, the same woman is not the same, because you are not the same. Everything changes with your inner change.
If somebody changes his within, the without changes totally. My definition of the world is this – you must be living in a deep inner darkness, hence the world. If you light your inner lamp, suddenly the world disappears, and there is only God. The world and God are not two things but two perceptions of the same energy. If you are unaware, the energy appears to you to be as the world, the sansara; if you are alert, the same energy appears as God. The whole thing depends on your inner awareness or unawareness. That is the only change, the only transformation, the only revolution, that has to be made.
If you practice awareness in your routine life, suddenly you will find that you are becoming self-conscious. Your response to the present moment will be from alertness. Then any circumstances will become an opportunity for you to transcend self-unconsciousness.
Krishna tells Arjuna don’t take vedas word as a static word then you will not transcend your self-unconsciousness to self-consciousness. Veda is your wisdom, your life flow, it’s dynamic force in you. This present moment of yours demands that you transcend self-unconsciousness to self-consciousness through war. Sacrifice everything to respond to this present moment.Tags: Sacrifice Self-Unconsciousness