Only Revolution – In Gita Verse 7.20 Those whose intelligence has been stolen by material desires surrender unto demigods and follow the particular rules and regulations of worship according to their own natures.
Krishna is saying the person who only lives for the objective world and only focus on the fruits for their actions, such person will not be able to grow in their consciousness, their wisdom. They will be running after many rituals, and worship for their desire.
First let’s understand one thing why our focus is on the objective world and we don’t have courage to move towards ourselves.
Ordinarily, the energy is moving away from you – towards things, targets, in the world. The energy is moving away from you, hence you feel empty. The energy goes away, never comes back; you go on throwing away energy. By and by you feel dissipated, frustrated. Nothing comes back. By and by you start to feel empty. The energy is just oozing out every day – and then comes death. Death is nothing else but that you are exhausted and spent.
The greatest miracles in life is to understand this, and to turn the energy towards home. It is a turning-in. It is not that you leave the world. You live in the world – there is no need to leave anything, or go anywhere else. You live in the world, but in a totally different way. Now you live in the world but you remain centered in yourself; your energy goes on returning to yourself.
When you are centered in yourself it’s like a breath. You breath out unnecessary gases and breath in required gases. So your body can function. Now to grow in consciousness you spend energy while focusing on yourself the energy will return home by transcending.
With a simple example look into your life if you have ill feelings for someone and if you are not centered in yourself you will get angry you will find yourself exhausted and empty. This will create guilt in you. Means you have missed opportunity to grow in consciousness.
But if you are centered in yourself, irrespective of your ill feeling you will express your concern may not be love but at least concern. After you have shown your concern you are relaxed not find yourself exhausted, empty. This is the way energy returns to you back. In the process you have grown in consciousness, maturity.
Growing in consciousness is not against action. It simply teaches you a new way of life; you become the centre of the cyclone.
You are no longer out-going: you have become in going. Of course you become a pool of energy, a reservoir, and energy is delight, sheer delight. Just energy there, overflowing, and you are in delight, and you can share, and you can give in love.
Wherever you go, whatsoever you do, always do it in the inner light, with awareness. 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.
According to Krishna if somebody changes his within, the without changes totally. Krishna’s 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 the divine. 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.