How jnanis and others differ

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