Meeting With Unknowable – In Gita Verse 4.11 As all surrender unto Me, I reward them accordingly. Everyone follows My path in all respects, O son of Pṛthā.
Krishna says these words in absolute compassion. When you use the word surrender means that when we turn in, be with ourselves, we dissolve into him. For him surrender is not an agreement with his thinking, he says that when we turn in, be with ourselves, he resonates with the same frequency where we are. He holds us from where we are. He doesn’t say that unless you reach me I will not be available. He says that you go in, turn in, be with yourself, I will be there. I will be there not as I am but as you. I and you are not separate but one only.
Let’s understand this through our own experience. When we play with the child we become a child, we resonate with the child, we are not separate from the child but one with the child. In the process the child grows.
Krishna tells Arjuna be yourself, be playful, and you will be me. I am always waiting. Wherever you are I am there as you are. This is compassion. In my Bhagavad Gita Verse 4.7, I wrote regarding Buddha and Angulimal, Buddha never says to Angulimal that, come and do meditation. He told him to take his head, and spoke his language, he represented himself as Angulimal wanted him to be. He never showed his superiority to him.
In Krishna’s own life he presented himself to Putana as child, to Kansha as enemy, to Arjuna as friend, philosopher and guide, to Radha as lover, to Rukmani as husband, without any resistance.
In our life, look when we are with our children we talk with them as their parents and not as spouse or their children, when we are with spouse we relate to them as spouse, so we represent to others in such a way that they can relate to us.
The difference between us and Krishna is only one: that is he is total when he is with anyone and we are not.
Here Krishna tells Arjuna to turn in, I will be there, as you are and you will be silent in that silent you and I will be vibrating in the same frequency, called AUM. In my Bhagavad Gita Verse 4.3, I have written that the whole universe is created from AUM.
With Aum, Patanjali says, you will feel the first taste of dropping into the universal, turning in. That taste will become your happiness and instability will go away. That’s why he says in chanting Aum and witnessing it all, obstacles drop.
“Anguish, despair, tremors and irregular breathing are the symptoms of a distracted mind.”
These are the symptoms. Anguish: always anxiety-ridden, always split, always an anxious mind, always sad, in despair; subtle tremors in the body energy, because when the body energy is not running in a circle you have subtle tremors, a trembling, fear and irregular breathing. Then your breathing cannot be rhythmic. It cannot be a song; it cannot be a harmony.
These are the symptoms of a distracted mind, and against these are the symptoms of a mind who is centered. The chanting of Aum will make you centered. Your breathing will become rhythmic. Your tremors in the body will disappear; you will not be nervous. Sadness will be replaced by a happy feeling, a joy, a subtle blissfulness on your face, for no reason at all. You are simply happy: just being here you are happy; just breathing you are happy. You don’t demand much, and instead of anguish there will be bliss. As if you have met your beloved. You will be blissful only when you have experience of meeting the unknown, unknowable, which has no words but silences.
These symptoms of a distracted mind can be removed by meditating on one principle. That one principle is pranava-Aum, the universal sound.
For Krishna meeting with him means meeting unknown, unknowable and still that experience which has no words but we cannot refuse also. We surrender to that unknowable.Tags: Meeting With Unknowable