He who knows me as unborn and beginningless, as the great lord of the worlds, he, among mortals, is undeluded and liberated from all sins.
What is God's own knowledge of himself? What is God's wisdom concerning himself?
First, he is unborn and, therefore, beginningless; and second, he is the great lord of the worlds, or planes of consciousness or viewpoints. Here is an interesting thesis, antithesis, synthesis and transcendence. God is unborn and is not involved in all these passing appearances or phenomena. Who, then, is the controller of these phenomena, which, by their orderliness and purposefulness, suggest such a governor? It is God. He is not involved in them, yet they do not function independently of him! Shall we, then, compare God to a despotic ruler who whimsically controls the destinies of people without getting involved in their miseries in any way? Oh, no! That would leave no room for his great compassion and love, which virtually "compel" him to serve those who are devoted to him. He is very intimately conscious of the problems and strivings of mankind and, therefore, whenever the balance of right-and-wrong is greatly upset, he incarnates himself.
God's own nature keeps the entire universe vibrating and scintillating, but in that there is neither an action nor an actor. In other words he is not limited to unity, mere infinity (as opposed to finitude), or transcendental (as opposed to sensible) nature. He is one; he is many; he is one in many; he is many in one; and he is that inexpressible "something" which we all try to express in various ways.
Hence one who realizes God as this, that, both, neither, and that which remains when all pairs of opposites have been affirmed, denied and transcended (by fusion), is never deluded. He is free from sin, for if sin is forgetfulness of God, he never forgets God!
By Swami Venkatesananda
Chapter X: 8-9
I am the source of all; from me everything evolves; understanding thus, the wise, endowed with meditation (or the proper attitude) worship me.With their mind and their life wholly absorbed in me, enlightening each other and ever speaking of me, they are satisfied and delighted.
God is the source of all. The whole universe has issued from him as dream objects issue from your consciousness during dream; yet it remains within him, pervaded by him, essentially one with him - nay, is he himself.
The enlightened ones do not merely repeat these formulae or think about these truths, but what they say and think is flavored by the nature of their own being. It is not the lips that utter the words, or the brain that thinks these thoughts. It is the entire being which expresses the truth, for that being is steeped in the realization of this truth.
The Lord is lord of the universe. When you enter into the spirit of this teaching your chitta becomes totally saturated with God. The word "saturated" is highly inadequate because saturated means that there is a medium in which something else is held, whereas machchitta does not mean that. God is not a percept or a concept. When all mental activities cease and the unreality of the ego is realized, God reveals himself, and you realize that everything there is ... is totally pervaded by him. When your whole being cries out that this is the truth, what happens to you is machchitta.
So, the enlightened person is silent, unless it be the divine will that he should teach. Such enlightened men talk to one another, keeping one another awake and enlightened. To them there is absolutely no guru-disciple or teacher-taught relationship, but it is merely a case of enlightened persons talking about God. That is the spirit in which the Bhagavatam was narrated, and that is the spirit in which all the great ones assemble, singing the glories of God without in the least considering themselves to be more enlightened than the others. In their eyes it is simply two hands scratching two sides of the face.