Own Immortality – In Gita Verse 5.21 Such a liberated person is not attracted to material sense pleasure but is always in trance, enjoying the pleasure within. In this way the self-realized person enjoys unlimited happiness, for he concentrates on the Supreme.
Krishna tells in this verse that – the person is not attracted to material sense pleasure but is always in trance, enjoying the pleasure within. – he says that whose focus is not on the fruits of the material worlds but whose focus is how to act my action by which I can grow.
Recollect from your life incidence when your focus was what are the possibility to act. In that moment you will find peace within and direction to grow. In that moment you will take your action in such a way that you will be able to grow in maturity. What exactly is happening when you are focusing on the possibility – you are not rejecting any thing but accepting the objective world’s circumstances and using your own intelligence to act. This allows you to grow. This allows you to flow. In that your focus is in the present moment. This will be very easy for you to understand when you are driving the car and you decide to increase the speed just for the fun at that time your focus is not on the destination but how to drive fast without any accident. You are self-alert, looking all the possibility to find a way by which without reducing the speed you can drive the car. When you reach the destination that time due to self-alertness while driving the car, unknowingly you were connected to your subjectivity. You were connected with yourself. So when you reach the destination you are full of joy and not happy. It may look like happiness but it’s joy.
Similarly you will find many times when your focus is not on the end result but on your actions and in that moment your thinking is how and what you can give more, what are the other possibilities are, immediately you will find something is different for you, you feel lightness from within, you will feel unburden from many things. At that time suddenly something will become your driving force to act. It will not be repetition of past but very fresh and new respond to this moment. This will give a similar kind of feeling which we call it happiness, but it’s bliss. This bliss is because of your self-consciousness. Your happiness is the result of self-unconsciousness. After the happiness you will find that you are stuck again at some destination, end result. While in the bliss you will find there is always kind of flow which allows you to remain in this present moment, to grow in consciousness.
We can grow in consciousness if we put our energy into ourselves.
As your fear is driving you toward being special but that will not change the situation. The only way the fear can be dropped is, rather than putting your energy into being special, put your whole energy into being yourself. Just find yourself, because in trying to be special you are running further and further away from yourself. That you are clearly aware of it is good: the further away you go from yourself, the further away you are from knowing the truth that you are immortal, that there is no death.
Once you recognize your immortality, death disappears. And with death, all fears evaporate into the air. But not by becoming someone special.
In the religious instruction lesson, the teacher asked the class, “Who wants to go to heaven?” All the children put their hands up, except for little Hymie. The teacher asked him why he did not want to go to heaven. “Well,” little Hymie said, “my father keeps saying, ‘Business has gone to hell’ and I want to be where the business is! What should I do in heaven?”
You will go on running further and further away from yourself in search of something that can take away your fear, your paranoia, your death. But the further away you are, the more will be the fear, the more will be the paranoia, the more overwhelming will be the death. It is better to go inward and find your real being.
This is a simple logic, a simple arithmetic: before searching anywhere else, please search within yourself. The world is vast, you will be lost in the search…so first look within yourself; maybe what you are looking for is already there. And all the great enlightened people of the world are absolutely in agreement that it is there, without any exception.
This is the only scientific truth that has no exception – which has remained unchanged as far back as you can go. You will find it has always been declared by those who have known themselves, “We are immortal; we are deathless. Life knows no end.”
So first, go in.
Krishna says to Arjuna just a glimpse of your own immortality, and it is as if one has awakened from a nightmare. All the fear disappears, and instead of fear there is nothing but pure bliss, pure joy – just flowers showering eternally with the fragrance of eternity.