I am the Self…


Krisha to Arjuna

Creatures rise and creatures vanish;
I alone am real, Arjuna,
looking out, amused, from deep
Within the eyes of every creature.

I am the object of all knowledge,
Father of the world, its mother,
Source of all things, of impure and
Pure, of holiness and horror.

I am the goal, the root, the witness,
Home and refuge, dearest friend,
Creation and annihilation,
Everlasting seed and treasure.

I am the radiance of the sun, I
Open or withhold the rainclouds,
I am Immortality and
Death, am being and non-being.

I am the Self, Arjuna, seated
in the heart of every creature.
I am the origin, the middle,
And the end that all must come to.

~ Lord Krishna to Arjuna, Bhagavad Gita [Translation: Stephen Mitchell]

6 thoughts on “I am the Self…

  1. wonderful and if i may add

    Of meters I am the beat of the universe
    Of all compounds I am the combiner
    Of gamblers I am the fall of the dice
    Of the splendid the splendour
    Of those who seek victory I am strategy
    Of secrets I am silenceThe seed of all existence Am I

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  2. Here too we get a reference to the fact that it is we, as Spirit, who created everything yet this is not often referred to by Earthlings – by us when we are Earthlings. Needless to say, this reality is beyond the scope of science. That limited scope is due to the limitations of the mind which confines science.

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