Perfection

What is within us is perfection. What is without us is imperfection. The
outer world can have perfection only when the inner world inspires, guides,
moulds and shapes the outer world.<br>
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Yesterday dreamt of today as perfection. Today dreams of tomorrow as perfection.
Perfection already achieved pales into insignificant imperfection before
the birth of the fast approaching future.<br>
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Perfection grows. It has been doing so since the beginning of the creation?s
birth. Unlike us, God has one Dream: perfect Perfection. This perfect Perfection
must shine in the aspiring hearts of individuality and universality so that
the absolute Reality can be the total expression of the cosmic Vision.<br>
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Everybody is dear to God. But the sweetest and the most intimate relation
exists only between a devotee and the Lord. A true devotee worships the Lord
with no desire?s brood. The Lord blesses him not only unreservedly but also
unconditionally. What a devotee needs is the determined strength of his heart.
Once he has achieved it, his self-realisation will no longer remain a far
cry.<br>
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To understand the truth is one thing. To believe in it is another. Not to
understand the truth is no crime, far from it. But to disbelieve the truth
is nothing short of an unpardonable sin. A child does not understand his
father?s vast wisdom. Nevertheless, his faith in his father?s wisdom is spontaneous
and genuine.<br>
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Sri Krishna is the Wisdom Absolute. He is the Glory Supreme. His Glory nobody
understands. No, not even the gods. Arjuna may not understand Krishna, but
his implicit faith in Krishna speaks for him: ?O Krishna, Thou art the Lord
of the Lords. Supreme art Thou. This I believe. Neither the gods nor the
demons comprehend thy mysterious manifestations. The source of all beings
art Thou. Thou art known by Thee alone.<br>
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?If the thing believed is incredible, it is also incredible that the incredible
should have been so believed.??St. Augustine.<br>
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Belief is the complete liberty of the mind. Belief is the full independence
of the heart.<br>
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Krishna now makes it clear to Arjuna that His divine Glory can be elucidated
and demonstrated but can never be exhausted.<br>
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The universe in its entirety is but a tiny spark of His infinite Magnitude.<br>
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?Pandavanam Dhananjaya,? says Krishna. ?Among the Pandavas I am Dhananjaya.?
Dhananjaya is an epithet of Arjuna. Each person has one body, one mind, one
heart and one soul. How can one standing in front of another say that he
is verily the other person? Does it not sound absurd? It does so only when
we live in the physical, not when we live in the oneness of the Spirit. When
we declare that all human beings are one and the same, we just state a bare
fact that we inwardly believe or try to believe. It is the sense of identification
that makes us one. Krishna says: ?I am this, I am that, I am everything.?
Again He says that He is the best, highest and mightiest in everything. Does
it mean that His Consciousness is tinged with preference? Does He discriminate?
No, He has no preference, He has no discrimination. ?Arjuna, I am the Self
seated in the heart of all beings. I am the beginning and middle and also
the end of all beings.? He wants to illumine Arjuna?s mind by saying that
in the process of cosmic evolution He is unveiling and manifesting His own
perfection. His divine manifestations are endless. He has mentioned only
a few by way of example. From Him spring permanence, goodness and mightiness.
He tells Arjuna that he has not to learn His divine manifestations in minute
detail. It will simply confuse his mind. ?I established the whole universe
with a portion of Myself.? Knowing this the seeker in Arjuna can easily satisfy
his hunger.<br>
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?I am the seed of all things, animate or inanimate.? Arjuna now realises
that Krishna is not the mere body. He is the Self all-pervading. Arjuna wishes
to know under what particular form the Self is to be worshipped. ?Under all
forms,? is Krishna?s immediate reply. Nothing there is without the Self.
The Self is in all and all is in the Self. This is the wisdom that the seeker?s
knowledge must possess.<br>
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The Gita teaches us the purest oneness. This oneness is the inner oneness.
This inner oneness is at once spontaneous and unique. This oneness can never
be truncated or dwarfed by the mind. The realm of oneness is far beyond the
approach of the physical mind.<br>
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Self-knowledge is the knowledge of the universal oneness. Divine perfection
can be founded only on the fertile soil of universal oneness. Serve humanity
precisely because Divinity looms large in humanity. Know Divinity and you
will in no time realise God?s Immortality in you and your Immortality in
God. God in man and man in God can only announce the truest embodiments of
perfect Perfection.<br>
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Sri Chinmoy