The Bhagavadgita -S. Radhakrishnan
4. Ultimate Reality
The theistic emphasis becomes prominent in the Svetdsvatara Up. "He, who is one and without any colour (visible form), by the manifold wielding of His power, ordains many colours (forms) with a concealed purpose and into whom, in the beginning and the end, the universe dissolves, He is the God. May He endow us with an understanding which leads to good actions.". Again
"Thou art the woman, thou. art the man ; thou art the youth and also the maiden ; thou as an old man totterest with a stick, being born. Thou art facing all directions. " Again, "His form is not capable of being seen ; with the eye no one sees Him. They who know Him thus with the heart, with the mind, as abiding in the heart, become immortal." He is a universal God who Himself is the universe which He includes within His own being. He is the light within us, hrdyantar jyotih. He is the Supreme whose shadow is life and death.
References and Context
- yo devo'gnau yo'psu yo visvam bhuvanam avivesayo osadhisu yo vanassatisu tasmai deveya namonamah.
- ko hyevanyat ,kah pranyat yad esa ak a anando na syat
- IV, I
- IV, 3
- IV, 20.
- Rg. Veda, x, 121, 2: see also Katha Up., III, r. Cp. Deuteronomy: "I kill and make alive," XXXII. 39.