Emperor Of Ourselves – In Gita Verse 6.29 A true yogī observes Me in all beings and also sees every being in Me. Indeed, the self-realized person sees Me, the same Supreme Lord, everywhere.
Why Krishna says that A true yogī observes Me in all beings and also sees every being in Me. As person who is practicing yoga they know that the whole consists of nothing but sound electrons – which is AUM.
The Basic Element of Existence for Yoga Is Sound:
Just as physicists think that the whole consists of nothing but electrons, electric energy, yoga thinks that the whole consists of nothing but sound electrons. The basic element of existence for yoga is sound because life is nothing but a vibration. Life is nothing but an expression of silence. Out of silence we come and into silence we dissolve again. Silence, space, nothingness, nonbeing, is your innermost core, the hub of the wheel. Unless you come to that silence, to that space where nothing else remains except your pure being, liberation is not attained. This is the yoga framework.
They divide your being into four layers. I am speaking to you; this is the last layer. Yoga calls it vaikhari; the word means ‘fruition’, flowering. But before I speak to you, before I utter something, it becomes manifest to me as a feeling, as an experience; that is the third stage. Yoga calls it madhyama, ‘the middle’. But before something is experienced inside, it moves in a seed form.
You cannot experience this ordinarily unless you are very meditative, unless you have become so totally calm that even a stirring in the seed which has not sprouted yet can be perceived; it is very subtle. Yoga calls that pashyanti; the word pashyanti means ‘looking back’, looking to the source. And beyond that is your fundamental being out of which everything arises. That is called para; para means ‘the transcendental’.
To us it is very easy to understand like this. We don’t need any reason or explanation that children from the same parent feel that they are one, they are not separate. They can feel and see their brothers and sisters in themselves and themselves in their brothers and sisters.
Now the person who has experience himself as transcendental had his own experience that everyone is born from AUM. Now even NASA says the same thing. So for self-realized person sees Universe, the same Supreme Lord, everywhere. Not only Supreme Lord, everywhere but he will find himself everywhere and everything within him.
Krishna is saying that self-realized person is Omnipresent.
Inside, nothing is needed. Inside, you are perfect. Inside, nothing is to be done, everything is as it should be, it is already the case.
The search is for this inner being, and that inner being is omnipotent. No power can become a substitute for it. You may become a Napoleon or a Hitler or anybody you imagine, but you will remain powerless. Unless you become a Buddha or a Jesus, you cannot become omnipotent, you cannot be all-powerful. You may become an Einstein or Bertrand Russell, but you cannot be all-knowing. You may collect as much information as you can, but your inner ignorance will remain the same unless you become a Jesus, a Zarathustra; then you become all-knowing.
The search is for omnipotence, omniscience, omnipresence. Remember these three words. They are derived from the Sanskrit root, AUM. In Sanskrit, AUM is the symbol for the whole universe. It carries three basic sounds: A-U-M. Through these three basic sounds all the sounds have evolved. So AUM is the basic sound, the synthesis of all the basic roots. That’s why Hindus have been saying that AUM is the secret mantra, the greatest mantra, because it implies the whole existence.
The three English words, omnipresent, omnipotent, omniscient, are derived from AUM. They mean one who has become as powerful as AUM, one who has become as knowing as AUM, one who has become as present as AUM; one who has become universal, one who has become the all. And unless the all is achieved, there cannot be any contentment, there cannot be a deep, ultimate satisfaction. You will remain a beggar, and you will go on begging from one life to another; you will move like a beggar, you cannot be the emperor.
Krishna wants all of us to be emperor of ourselves. He is not interested in the emperor of some piece of land. But emperor of ourselves. Who is omnipotence, omniscience, omnipresence. Where you are in all beings and also sees every being in you. When Krishna uses the word Me he doesn’t mean separate from you. He simply means you and me as universe.