Lord Krishna tells Arjuna that He is the One who generates
heat in the form of the Sun, fire etc. It does not rain in the
dry season because He wills it so. Krishna says He is amrta,
which means He is the cause of life. The Lord says He is
also mrtyu — the cause of death.
The Lord says He is both ‘sat’ and ‘asat.’ ‘Sat’ indicates
that He is present now. Asat indicates He was there in the
past and shall continue to be there in future, said Valayapet
Ramachariar in a discourse.
The Lord uses the word ‘evam,’ to show that He alone is
the primordial cause of everything, the One who exists at
all times. Here when Krishna uses the word ‘aham,’ His
purpose is to show that He is Paramatma. The flames of a
fire go up because it is their nature to be so. But it was the
Lord who determined their nature. The nature of
everything is determined by Him.
It is not possible to define Brahmanandam, because it is
an ocean. The Lord is an ocean of joy and His many
avataras are like the waves of the ocean. Not all the waves
are of the same size.
Usually a large wave is followed by a smaller one. The
Lord’s avataras are like big waves and Goddess
Mahalakshmi, who follows Him as Sita or Rukmini, is like
the small wave. He took avataras so that people could
acquire jnana and attain moksha. But few recognised Him
as the Paramatma. Those who know Him think of Him
constantly. Others think of Him only when they are in
trouble. They attribute their successes to their own merits
and not to Him. This is where jnanis and ordinary people