Bhagavad Gita sings:
पिताहमस्य जगतो माता धाता पितामहः।
वेद्यं पवित्रमोंकार ऋक्साम यजुरेव च॥
pitāhamasya jagato mātā dhātā pitāmahah
vedyam pavitramonkāra rksāma yajureva ca
“And I too am the bearer and preserver of the whole world
also the giver of rewards for action; father, mother
also the grandsire; the sacred,
imperishable OM who is worthy of being known;
all Ved-Rig, Sam and Yajur.”
It is Sri Krishn who supports the whole world. He is the “father” who provides, the “mother” who conceives and gives birth, and the “grandsire” who is the ancient source into whom all being also merge at last. He is worthy of being known as also the sacred OM which may also be interpreted as the Self’s resemblance to God (aham+akarah = Omkarah).
That OM (God) is identical with him and so his Self is fit for knowing. He is also the agent of the three parts of the observance of yog: Rig-adequate prayer, Sam-evenness of mind; and Yajur-
the ordained yagya for union with the Supreme Spirit.
महर्षीणां भृगुरहं गिरामस्म्येकमक्षरम्।
यज्ञानां जपयज्ञोऽस्मि स्थावराणां हिमालयः॥
maharsīnām bhrguraham girāmasmyekamaksaram
yajñānām japayajño’smi sthāvarānām himālayah||
“I am Bhrigu among the great saints (maharshi),
OM among words,
the yagya of intoned prayers (jap-yagya) among yagya,
the Himalaya among stationary objects.
Sri Krishn is Bhrigu among great sages. He is also OM,
symbol of the Supreme Spirit, among words.
He is the jap-yagya among yagya. Yagya is the Image of that special form of worship that enables a worshipper to be united with God.
In summary, therefore, it is remembrance of the Supreme Spirit and recitation of his name. When after having crossed the Stages of two kinds of speech, the audible and the muttered, the name reaches the stage of yagya, it is then recited by neither articulated speech nor from the throat; nor even in thought;
it then infuses every breath.
There is then only a surging ahead unceasingly with the vision of mind in God engraved on every breath. The rise and fall, ascent
descent, of yagya, and its different stages depend up breath.
It is something dynamic-a -matter of action. Among stationary objects, Sri Krishn is the Himalaya, cool, even, and immovable
the one God himself.
The immutable, even, and tranquil God is never destroyed.
He further adds:
अक्षराणामकारोऽस्मि द्वन्द्वः सामासिकस्य च।
अहमेवाक्षयः कालो धाताऽहं विश्वतोमुखः॥
aksarānāmakāro’smi dvandvah sāmāsikasya ca
ahamevāksayah kālo dhātā’ham viśvatomukhah
“I am the vowel akar among the letters of the alphabet, dwandwa among compounds,
the eternal Mahakal amidst mutable time,
also the God who holds and sustains all.”
Besides being the first sound of the sacred OM,Sri Krishn is also the imperishable, immutable time. Time is always changing,
he is that state-that time-which takes one to the eternal God.
He is also the Omnipresent Spirit (Virat Swarup)
pervades and sustains all.
[Revered Swami Adgadanandji Paramhans]