Enlightenment means flowering in a unique way. It is uniqueness. God never creates two things in the same way. He creates one-of-a-kind flowers. When a person becomes enlightened, he is totally unique.
Each Master gives his method to humanity. Each person presents his or her technique. There are thousands and thousands of methods, thousands and thousands of techniques and thousands and thousands of ways to reach the Divine.
When Arjuna was confused, he asked, ‘What is the best method? What is the ultimate technique? I have listened to so many methods from you.’ At least Arjuna received all the meditations from the same Master, but today, people listen from thousands of sources. Which is the best way?
A confused Arjuna asks Krishna. ‘What is the way? Tell me the final way, the final method, the ultimate technique.’
In ancient times, meditation or spirituality was more or less a seller’s market. Now, it is a buyer’s market. In the past, it was a seller’s market, the Masters used to decide. Now disciples decide which is the best way. Go to the Internet – type ‘meditation’. Hundreds of websites will give you the techniques, methods and details. Which one should we choose? What to do? What is the way? What is the method?
With more than ninety percent of the people, when they experience such confusion, they stop entering into spirituality. There is more confusion in this field than any other. Why? What is the actual method? What is the way? A confused Arjuna asks Krishna. ‘What is the way? Tell me the final way, the final method, the ultimate technique.’
Finally, Kirshna says very beautifully, ‘This is the last technique, the ultimate technique: Dropping all the Dharma, dropping all the confusions, surrendering at My feet. I will take care and give you liberation.’
Gita is an unabridged dictionary of the world’s Philosophies.
This is the gist of the whole Gita. Gita is the unabridged dictionary of the world’s philosophies. You can see the seed of all the philosophical trends, the seed of all traditions and the seed of all spiritual techniques in the Gita. It is an unabridged dictionary of the world’s Philosophies.
This is a beautiful Verse:
Sarvadharman parityajya mamekam saranam vraja
Aham tva sarvapapebhyo moksayisyami ma suchaha
Let me again translate it word by word. ‘Drop all techniques, all methods and all the roots.’ Dharma means the way of living. ‘Drop all roots, all methods and all ways of living. Drop everything. Don’t bother about anything. Surrender everything at My feet.’
Savardharman parityajya mamekam sharanam vraja: Don’t carry even a bit; just drop everything, surrender your whole being to Me.
Drop all the Dharma, drop all the confusions, surrendering at My feet. I will take care and give you liberation.
Aham tva sarvapapebhyo mokshayishyami ma suchaha: ‘I will remove all darkness, all negativities, and all sin from your being. I will liberate you. I will give you the ultimate enlightenment. Do not grieve.’
It’s the final word given by Krishna. It’s the last word anyone could give. It’s the last word of all great Masters.
-Excerpt from the book ‘Bhagavad Gita’ demystified by Mahavatar Paramahamsa Sri Nithyananda Swamiji.