Gyaneshwari 249

Gyaneshwari -Sant Gyaneshwar


The Esoteric Knowledge

4. All this world is pervaded by Me in My unmanifest form; all beings exist in Me, but I do not exist in them. As regards my expansion, am I not this whole universe? Just as when the milk coagulates, it becomes curds, or the seed is transformed into the tree or the gold into ornaments, so this whole universe is nothing but My expanse (61-65).

When my unmanifest nature becomes frozen, it takes the form of the universe, and thus I, who am unmanifest, have expanded into these three worlds. All beings from the Great Principle to the bodies appear on Me as foam appears on water. But O Arjuna, there is not water in that foam nor do we see the manifold objects of the dream after waking. So even though these beings appear in Me, I am not in them. I have already given you this elucidation before (7.12).

But let us stop here, as I do not wish to repeat what I have said before; but I want you to have an insight into My essential nature (66-70).