Shastra

Bhagavad-Gita

I (9) wish to know about prakrti , nature (1-8) , purusa  (O) , and the field (1-8) and the knower of the field (9)


Earth, water , fire air , ether (space) , mind , intelligence ,and  false ego , these eight comprise my  separated material energies (1-8) . Besides this inferior nature (1-8) there  is a superior energy of Mine , which are all the living entities (9) who are struggling with material nature (1-8) and are sustaining the universe. Of all that is material (1-8) and all that is spiritual (9) in this world , know for certain that I am (O) both its origin and dissolution.

Yoga of Dejection

The Bhagavad-Gita  describes the living entity (9) , the purusa (O) and material nature (1-8).

To know the purusa (O) one  must know his creation (1-8) .  Prakrti (1-8) is an instrument that the  purusa (O) uses to create, and the study of prakrti (1-8) is also necessary if one (9) wants to know him . Knowledge of the creation (1-8) is the first step toward awareness of the purusa  because his creation (1-8) is directly perceptible (3/6).

Srimad Bhagavatam

 By chance , two birds (9+O) have made a nest together in the same tree (1-8) . The two birds (9+O) are friends and are of a similar nature . One of them however (9) , is eating the fruits of the tree (1-8) , whereas the other , who does not eat the fruits of the tree , is the Supreme Person (O), who by his omniscience perfectly understands his own position and that of the conditioned entity (9) , represented by the eating bird.

 One (9) should see Me , the Supreme Soul (O) within all beings (9) and also within ones self (9) , to be unblemished by anything material (1-8) , and also present everywhere , both internally and externally , as the omnipresent sky.

 Although nature (1-8) and the living entity (9) are constitutionally distinct , there appears to be no difference between them , because they are found residing in one another . Thus the soul (9) appears to be within nature (1-8) and nature within the soul (9).

According to knowledge in the mode of goodness , there is no qualitative difference between the living entity (9) and the  purusa (O).

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