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Brahma And Karma As Explained In Chapter 8 Of Dnyaneshwari

Collection of teaching from chapter 8 of Dnyaneshwari.

Brahman is that which, in spite of being contained in the porous body does not leak out, that which is subtle but not non-existent, that which has been strained through the fabric of the sky and which, though rare and thin does not fall through the bag of the material world is the ultimate Brahman (Parabrahman). (8:15-17)

Adhyatma is the natural state of the principle of the Brahman which takes form but is not created and even after losing it is not destroyed is called Adhyatma or Supreme Soul. (8:18-19)

Karma is from that formless Brahman different elements like Mahat, Prakriti, Ego etc. are created and the formation of the Primeval Egg (Brahmanda) begins. Because of the Primeval thought the Primeval Egg gives rise to countless life species. But though they appear different the limitless Brahman only pervades in all of them. It is found that Brahman alone is the root of all these millions of species. One cannot find who created the world and why it was created but its affairs go on. But the process of creation of this world continues growing. Thus, the action of creation without creator attributed to the Brahman is called Karma. (8:21-29)

Adhibhuta is that which is formed from one fifth part of each of the five principles (Earth, Water, Air, Fire and Sky or Space), and which can be sensed because of the five principles but is destroyed as soon as it is separated from them is called Adhibhuta or Supreme Spirit. (8:30- 32).

Adhidaivata is a living person. He enjoys whatever is created by Prakriti (nature). He is the eye of the consciousness, master of the organs, and one by whose association, the thoughts, desires etc. continue to live after the body dies. He is actually the ultimate Self but due to ego, he gets trapped in the struggle in life and experiences happiness, sorrow etc. Ordinarily understood as living being it may called Adhidaivata (Supreme Being) of the body made of the five principles. (8:33-36)