God is doing it! Focus your mind on me only! ~Swami Lakshmanjoo

Excerpt from the Bhagavad Gita, In the Light of Kashmir Shaivism, by Swami Lakshmanjoo Chapter 18.

“God is doing it! Focus your mind on me only!” ~Swami Lakshmanjoo

 

Mat cittaḥ sarva durgāṇi mat prasādāt tariṣyasi (58th śloka). Mat citta, when you focus your mind in Me, in Me the supreme Bhairava, sarva durgāṇi, all durg (durga means those mounts which are very difficult to climb up, very difficult to cross over), all of those difficult processes you’ll tariṣyasi, you will conquer.525

Atha cet, otherwise, if you ahaṁkāraṁ na mokṣyasi, if you still [think] in your mind that, “I am . . . I have to do this, I am doing this by the grace of God.” You should not [think] that, “I am doing this by the grace of Lord.” God is doing it! You should think like that. Ahaṁkāraṁ, if you put I, I-ness in that, vinaṅkṣyasi, you will be destroyed; you’ll be destroyed altogether, nothing will remain of you. And I will be so cruel to you at that time. Vinaṅkṣyasi, you will vanish altogether. You’ll be no more in this world.

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525 “And when you have diverted your mind towards Me always, in each and every action of the world, sarva durgāṇi matprasādā, all your difficulty will be vanished altogether by My grace, not by your action. By My grace, all your difficulties will be over, finished.” Bhagavad Gita audio, 1978 Lakshmanjoo Academy archive

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  1. July 24, 2016

    Sir, what do the statements,”you will be destroyed altogether…….you will vanish altogether….you will be no more in this world” mean? Do they suggest that there is something in us which can be annihilated to non-existence?

    • April 20, 2017

      Ego thinks and links with things that are temporary. Let my focus move to that which is not temporary.
      Jai Guru Dev

  2. April 6, 2017

    It’s not clear but it sounds extreme. Hopefully not literal!

  3. April 21, 2017

    Not clear. If, “you” in the statement, “YOU will be destroyed altogether”, refers to the ego self, its destruction is a favour and not a punishment. But if the “you” refers to the soul, how can it ever be destroyed?

    • April 22, 2017

      Whether statement ‘You will be destroyed altogether ‘ is a punishment or favour depends on whether ‘You ‘ the individual consciousness is focused on ego or the indestructible.
      This is what I am understanding.
      Jai Guru Dev

  4. June 13, 2017

    Doership is to be forgotten. I am the doer has to be put aside like many things that work on their own say breathing.

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