He sees the perils that are in our path that we cannot see. He speaks to us in mercy and grace and He builds us up to meet the dangers and be prepared to receive the things we could not wisely use today. There are many things which we can employ tomorrow that we cannot wisely use today. -A.A. Conrad
In literature many terms like Christ consciousness, Krishna consciousness, etc. are used for a state of being attuned with God or super-consciousness where you are tuned to the infinite intelligence. Krishna consciousness is a state of being where you transcend the law of cause and effect which is ever operating and ever present. Every effect has a cause in the material world and by examining the cause, we can predict/understand the effects. A Krishna conscious person is a person who transcends this law and is not affected by it in any way. This is the state of being that Krishna describes in Bhagvad Gita. He talks about not being affected by the actions though performing them with our senses and mind.
A Krishna conscious person is thus never affected by sorrow and misery that ordinary people of the material world experience. He doesn't live in this world although being in a physical body. This is the spiritual kingdom that different religions describe. Exact definition of Krishna consciousness would be the teachings of Bhagvad Gita where Krishna describes that person although killing is not affected by the sin of killing. He asks Arjuna to rise above his ordinary state of being to Krishna consciousness and perform his duties of a warrior. In this state of consciousness, Arjuna although killing members of his own family would remain untouched by the sinful reactions. The Interpretation by Swami Nityananda- "Gita is one of the most influential treatise in eastern philosophy. It has molded traditions and made great men for thousands of years. Spoken by Krishna to his disciple Arjuna at the battlefield of Kurushetra, Gita, answers major questions of our lives and existence. Krishna also called lila-avatar is one of those extra-ordinary personalities who life stories are enough to help us attain an enlightenment. Bhagvad Gita is the thought-process behind that extra-ordinary life that lived singing, dancing and remaining peaceful amid-st a great battle.
The concept that we are not the body but souls with eternal existence and omnipresent nature that can not be destroyed immediately changes the outlook we have over life. The mere rush for worldly things, name , fame, power and sense pleasures in order to satisfy ourselves looks useless when we understand that we are not the body but the soul. Soul has no need for all these material things. It is a part of the cosmic spirit/divinity/God. Our essence is thus God. In reality, we are not us but what we really are is God who is all pervading exists everywhere and in everything. At this realization of teaching of Gita, the distinction that exists between men disappears. We realize that everything is a manifestation or an act of the Spirit/Brahman. Equipped with the knowledge that the Spirit of Creator is with me wherever I go, I have launched into a new life, I have given myself a permission of voluntary rebirth. I have given myself a chance to win, do whatever I want to do
And be whatever I want to be. By leaving my old skin of failure and defeat, I have launched myself into a life of adventure, glory and success. I believe each one of us can win the game of life, have everything we want to have and do everything we want to do by realizing our true nature which is one with the Infinite that created us and cannot be anything but all powerful, all strong and all wise. Charles Stanley said - Disappointment is inevitable. But to become discouraged, there's a choice I make. God would never discourage me. He would always point me to himself to trust him. Therefore, my discouragement is from Satan. As you go through the emotions that we have, hostility is not from God, bitterness, unforgiveness, all of these are attacks from Satan. My friends, you're acting small and low does not help anybody including yourself. When you stand on your own feet, go for your dreams and accomplish that people thought was impossible for you to accomplish, you not only make your life better but inspire many others to go for it. You then perform the work that your Creator sent you here to perform and you will be provided more talents and abilities for performing another miracle.
American poet and singer Arthur J. Russell says, The Divine Voice is not always expressed in words. It is made known as a heart consciousness. The existence is non-dual; God pervades it all over. This sacred teaching of Krishna attunes us to a higher understanding where we come to realize that all that we are looking for is within ourselves. We find that the ultimate goal of the human life is Self-realization and the body, sense organs, mind are mere instruments to worship the divine. Identifying ourselves not with the body but the soul at once changes everything. Soul is all pervading, it is eternal and it is God himself. We have an eternal fountain of wisdom, knowledge and bliss within us as soon as we get rid of our body/mind identification.
That is enlightenment. That is Self-Realization. According to Krishna, this life is just a dream of those souls that have attached themselves to false things, to home, to wife, to the body, to the pleasures and to all things that signify dualities. Once the soul frees himself from all fetters of attachments and aversions, it attains ultimate freedom/moksha. Bhagvad Gita is a philosophical treatise of Krishna's life. It is a formula to ultimate freedom, knowledge and BLISS."