Srimad Bhagavadgita Sadhaka Sanjivani -Swami Ramsukhdas
Link:—In response to A juna's request Lord Krsto tells him His divine glories.
The Blessed Lord said:-
Now I shall tell you of My divine glories in brief, O best of the Kurus, for there is no end, to the details of My manirestation. 19
- By the ear we come to know of the things visible as well as invisible (heaven, hell etc.). In the process of theology 'hearing occupies the first position. In devotion also 'hearing' occupies the first position. We come to know of Pure-Consciousnessbyheating andthenby assumption orknowledge we attain salvation or God-realization. When a man sleeps, his senses being contracted merge in the mind, the mind merges in intellect, the intellect merges in ignorance. Thus in his sleep his senses are not active. But if a man at that time is called by his name, he wakes up because of a lot of power in rhe words. Thus the words have an access not only to the ear but to the self. Eyes can see the form or colour. But their power is limited and is less than that of ears. The senses can perceive their own objects only. They can't perceive the Cosmic Soul (Pure-Consciousness). The Pure-Consciousness can be known by one's own self. So Arjuna said, "You alone know Yourself by Yourself' (rats 10/15). In the second chapter the Lord declared, "When a man thoroughly abandons all desires, he is satisfied in the self through the self" (rata 2/55). It means that the self cant be perceived by the senses. So the self can't be perceived by eyes; but the ear by perceiving it transmits it to the self.