God’s incarnation, his gradual manifestation through profound remorse, and his works-eradication of hindrances which generate evil, provision of the essentials of Self-realization, and reinstatement of dharm- are not like the birth and deeds of mortals.
Sri Krishn says in Bhagwad Geeta:
janma karma ca me divyam
evam yo vetti tattvataḥ,
tyaktvā deham punarjanma
nai’ti mām eti so’rjuna
“He who has perceived the essence of my radiant incarnations and works, O Arjun, is never born again after discarding his body, but dwells in me.’’
Perceived only as abstractions, God’s incarnation and operations cannot be seen with physical eyes. He cannot be measured by mind and wisdom. God, so inscrutable and mysterious, is perceptible only to him who has known the reality. Only he can view God’s incarnation and works, and once he has made this direct perception, he is not born again but dwells in Sri Krishn.When seers alone can see God’s incarnation and works, why do we have these crowds of hundreds of thousands of men awaiting the birth of God so that they can see him? Are we all seers? There are many who masquerade as sages, mainly by dressing as holy men, and who claim that they are incarnations, and whose agents resort to publicity to prove it. The credulous rush like sheep to have a view of these “God-men,” but Sri Krishn affirms that only men of perfection can see God. Now, who is this man we call a seer?Giving his verdict on the real and the false,Sri Krishn says that the unreal has no being and that the real has never been nonexistent in all time-past, present and future. This has been the experience of seers rather than of linguists or wealthy men. Now he reiterates that although God manifests himself, only perceivers of essence can see him. He has been united with ultimate reality and become a seer.
We do not become seers by learning to count the five (or twenty-five) elements.Sri Krishn further says that the Soul alone is the ultimate reality. When the Soul is united with this Universal Spirit, he too becomes God. So only a man who has realized the Self can see and comprehend God’s manifestation. It is evident therefore that God manifests himself in a worshippers’s heart. At the outset the worshipper is not able to recognize the power which transmits signals to him. Who is showing him the way? But after he has perceived the truth of the Supreme Spirit, he begins to see and understand, and thereafter when he discards the body he is not reborn.Sri Krishn has said that his manifestation is internal, obscure, and luminous, and that the one who sees his radiance becomes one with him.Sri Krishn only means by this that if men do the ordained task, they will find that they too are radiant. What others have the potential to be,Sri Krishn already is. He represents the possibilities of mankind-their future. The day we achieve perfection within ourselves, we will also be what Sri Krishn is; we will be identical with him. Incarnation is never external. If a heart is brimming with love and adoration, there is a possibility of its experiencing the divine incarnation. All the same Sri Krishn provides solace to the common people by telling them that many have realized him by treading on the ordained path.
As expounded by Swami Adgadanand Paramhans,most revered Gurudev.