A self realized soul

Mahabharata_KrishnaArjun_ISKON_Flikr_380x255यावानर्थ उदपाने सर्वतः सम्प्लुतोदके ।
तावान्सर्वेषु वेदेषु ब्राह्मणस्य विजानतः ॥ श्रीमदभगवद्गीता (२:४६)
yaVanarth udaPaane sarvatah samPlutodake
Tavannsarveshu vedeshu braahaManasya viJaanatah – Shrimad Bhagvad Gita (2.46)

Meaning: To the Brahmana who has known the Self, all the Vedas are of as much use as is a reservoir of water in a place where there is a flood.

Implied meaning: Once an individual experiences the existence of Brahma beyond words, the embodied soul (Jivatma) loses interest even in the most superior scripture, namely the Vedas. After self-realisation, the embodied soul experiences Absoluteness and contentment. Hence, the yearning for knowledge through words no longer exists. Before self realization, for the understanding of God, Dharma, saints and Guru, the knowledge acquired through words from the scriptures purifies the intellect of a seeker and provide one with the requisite energy and inspiration to make progress on the path of spirituality, This kind of knowledge also provide one with a perspective towards obstacles, teaches to analyse Anubhutis (spiritual experiences) and provide appropriate guidance towards the process of achieving unison with the ultimate Supreme Being (Param Tattva). Having attained unison with God, a Brahmaveta (a self realized soul) does not require scriptures (Dharma Granths), as just like the Almighty, they too become omniscient  Tanuja Thakur


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