Link:—Now, in the next verse, Lord Krsna explains the change of vision, that rakes place in the Yogi.
sarvabhutasthamatmanam sarvabhatani catmani
iksate yogayuktatma sarvatra samadarsanah
The Yogi, whose mind is steeped in Yoga, looks on all with an equal eye, sees his self present, in all beings and all beings mere
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iksate yogayuktatma sarvatra samadarsanah:—The Yogi sees the same divinity in all. As toys made of sugar in the shape of various birds, animals and men are of the same stuff, sugar; various arms and weapons of iron; various toys made of clay and various ornaments of gold, likewise it is the self, that has assumed various forms in the universe. So, a Yogi sees the self, in all objects and beings.
Yogayuktatma:—It means, that the mind of the Yogi, by constant practice of meditation is absorbed in the self, and then his affinity, with the mind breaks off, which has been indicated by the expression, "Sarvabhutasthamatmanam sarvabhutani citmani."
Sarvabhatasthamatmanam:—As a worldly person, sees himself in all his limbs, a Yogi, sees his self, in all the creatures. As in a dream, different persons, animals and objects are a man's own creation, and they all disappear when he awakes, similarly a Yogi, sees his own Self, in all beings because there is no such existence of the world, as in a dream, it is transient and kaleidoscopic. It means, that whatever he sees, is his Self.
Sarvabhutani catmani:—He sees all beings, as assumed in the self. As different colours, are born of light and are seen only in light, and as different objects born of the sun, are seen only in the light of the sun; so does a Yogi, see that all beings are born of the self, merge in the self and are perceived, as assumed ones, in the self. It means, that one sees the entire creation, as a manifestation of the self, only.
In this verse, it is mentioned that a Yogi sees the Self present in all beings, but it is not said that he sees all beings, present in the Self. The reason is, that the Self exists in all the creatures, but the creatures do not have their existence, in the Self, because they are born and decay, while the Self ever remains the same. His dealings may differ, with different creatures, but he sees all, with an equal eye, as he secs the same divinity, in all.