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Chapter 6: Sankhya-yoga

Bg 6.31
sarva-bhuta-sthitam yo mam
bhajaty ekatvam asthitah
sarvatha vartamano 'pi
sa yogi mayi vartate
sarva-bhuta-sthitam—situated in everyone's heart; yah—he who; mam—unto Me; bhajati—serves in devotional service; ekatvam—oneness; asthitah—thus situated; sarvatha—in all respects; vartamanah—being situated; api—in spite of; sah—he; yogi—transcendentalist; mayi—unto Me; vartate—remains.
The yogi who knows that I and the Supersoul within all creatures are one worships Me and remains always in Me in all circumstances.
A yogi who is practicing meditation on the Supersoul sees within himself the plenary portion of Krsna as Visnu—with four hands, holding conchshell, wheel, club and lotus flower. The yogi should know that Visnu is not different from Krsna. Krsna in this form of Supersoul is situated in everyone's heart. Furthermore, there is no difference between the innumerable Supersouls present in the innumerable hearts of living entities. Nor is there a difference between a Krsna conscious person always engaged in the transcendental loving service of Krsna and a perfect yogi engaged in meditation on the Supersoul. The yogi in Krsna consciousness—even though he may be engaged in various activities while in material existence—remains always situated in Krsna. This is confirmed in the Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhu of Srila Rupa Gosvami: nikhilesu avasthasu jivanmukta sa ucyate. A devotee of the Lord, always acting in Krsna consciousness, is automatically liberated. In the Narada-pancaratra this is confirmed in this way:
dik-kalady-anavacchinne krsne ceto vidhaya ca
tanmayo bhavati ksipram jivo brahmani yojayet.
"By concentrating one's attention on the transcendental form of Krsna, who is all-pervading and beyond time and space, one becomes absorbed in thinking of Krsna and then attains the happy state of transcendental association with Him."
Krsna consciousness is the highest stage of trance in yoga practice. This very understanding that Krsna is present as Paramatma in everyone's heart makes the yogi faultless. The Vedas confirm this inconceivable potency of the Lord as follows:
eko 'pi san bahudha yo 'vabhati
aisvaryad rupam ekam ca suryavad bahudheyate.
"Visnu is one, and yet He is certainly all-pervading. By His inconceivable potency, in spite of His one form, He is present everywhere. As the sun, He appears in many places at once."


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