Divinity Within Human Ability

Divinity Within Human Ability“I am the ability in man,” Sri Krishna tells Arjuna (BG 7.8) who was mentally exhausted on the battlefield. With this declaration, Sri Krishna profoundly affirms the “limitless potential” within “limited humans”, as He Himself embodies the potency of competence—”Paurusam” in man.

Ravana did not ask for the benediction of “not being killed by human beings”, because he was confident that they are the most vulnerable and pose no threat to him.

Even though Sri Rama is Parameshwara and Bhagavan but he came as a simple human being only to prove what humans can do, by killing Ravana. He demonstrated how the limited has overcome the disruptive force like Ravana.

One can see “arrogance in ability” just as Ravana did in himself. 𝘽𝙪𝙩 𝙎𝙧𝙞 𝙆𝙧𝙞𝙨𝙝𝙣𝙖 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙎𝙧𝙞 𝙍𝙖𝙢𝙖 𝙖𝙧𝙚 𝙩𝙚𝙖𝙘𝙝𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙪𝙨 𝙩𝙤 𝙨𝙚𝙚 𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙞𝙧 𝙙𝙞𝙫𝙞𝙣𝙚 𝙨𝙚𝙡𝙛 (𝘽𝙝𝙖𝙜𝙖𝙫𝙖𝙣) 𝙞𝙣 𝙤𝙣𝙚’𝙨 𝙤𝙬𝙣 𝙘𝙖𝙥𝙖𝙗𝙞𝙡𝙞𝙩𝙞𝙚𝙨.

It is the nature of powerful people to see vulnerability in the ordinary and try to exploit them or show superficial sympathy towards such people.

But Sri Rama and Sri Krishna, have the profound vision, through their philosophy and practical stories to help us find hidden potential amidst vulnerability.

Thus, the sastras, unlike the blind religionists or secularists who believe “only God can do everything” or “only we can do everything,” avoid conflicting ideas.

Therefore, Sri Rama and Sri Krishna appear as humans and perform limitless adventurous activities. 𝙃𝙪𝙢𝙖𝙣𝙣𝙚𝙨𝙨 𝙞𝙨 𝙣𝙤𝙩 𝙘𝙝𝙖𝙡𝙡𝙚𝙣𝙜𝙚𝙙, 𝙗𝙪𝙩 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙙𝙞𝙫𝙞𝙣𝙚 𝙞𝙨 𝙣𝙤𝙩 𝙛𝙤𝙧𝙜𝙤𝙩𝙩𝙚𝙣. The living entity is “the doer” with the additional support of Ishwara, “the super-doer”. The partnership between Jiva and Ishwara enables jiva to overcome limitations while remaining modest in taking credit.

– Govinda Das (ISKCON Member)