Catalyst – In Gita Verse 9.10 This material nature, which is one of My energies, is working under My direction, O son of Kuntī, producing all moving and nonmoving beings. Under its rule this manifestation is created and annihilated again and again.

What Krishna is saying is that in my presence everything is created and everything is annihilated. In our language we say Catalyst. Catalyst is just present without any participation in the reaction. Without Catalyst the reaction cannot take place. Same way without Krishna’s presence nothing can be created or annihilated. He is not taking part in creation or annihilation but giving his own presence.

Why in all spiritual practice they gave importance to the observer or witnessing. Even when you just observe without any judgement, or opinion you have experience that in those circumstances you have allowed everything without any resistance. To this moment, enlightened people have called GAP. If you recollect those moments and then try to practice it consciously then witnessing will happen. Right now forget about witnessing, with those memories of your life you will immediately understand what Krishna is pointing to us.

Krishna is not saying anything which we have not experienced in our life. He is just reminding us through all this verse that we have lived unconsciously or accidently that way what is required is to wake up and act with self-awareness. If you just become self-aware toward ourselves suddenly you will burst into laughter for your unconsciousness.

In my Bhagavad Gita Verse 7.8, the blog I wrote  Awareness is a Pure Presence. Once you become aware towards yourself then many times you have questions even though you have not asked but you are always thinking whether the witness is a presence or simply an absence – The absence of identification with body and mind?

It is a difficult question – difficult only because your mind never accepts contradictions, and existence is absolutely in favour of contradictions. In fact, existence is made of contradictions.

So these two words, presence and absence, are both right.

In the witness there is absence, certainly, of your personality, of your mind, of your thoughts, feelings – anything that you are carrying within your mind is absent. If you look from this side, it appears that no-mind is an empty mind.

But the moment all these things are emptied out, the potential of your being starts growing – a new presence which was hindered from growing by all the furniture that you have been carrying in your mind. Now that all that furniture and all those stones are thrown and the soil is ready, there comes a new presence.

So both are there as far as your mind is concerned. Meditation is an effort of creating absence. But when the mind is really absent, in that silence, in that unlimited space, your potential starts glowing, radiating, flowering. Suddenly you are full of cherry blossoms, a new presence, a new fragrance.

So absence and presence are both together in your meditation. On the one hand you are emptying; on the other hand the empty space is being filled with your potential. Before there was no space for it to blossom.

Meditation is simply creating a space for your potential to come to flower. A man of meditation has such a presence that you can feel it.

When you are meditating, you are doing both the things: on one hand you are throwing away all that is garbage, and on the other hand you are helping roses to blossom. You will have an absence and you will have a great presence, together: absence of all that was ugly in you, and presence of all that is beautiful.

Krishna; when says that I am present without involving myself in any activity and because of my presence – My energies are working under My direction. If you will experience the glimpse of your own presence you will know what Krishna is saying.


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