Sāṅkhya does not speak about God, because completion itself is given the place of God.


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Anything which does not allow, anything which stands in between you and the present moment, acting as a barrier; which does not allow you to connect completely with life and with other people in your life in the present moment, is what I call incompletion.

So, the first thing you need to do in life is bring completion. Kṛṣṇa does not mean that we existed in the form that we are here now, or that He was present always as Kṛṣṇa in the form we imagine Him to be, with a flute and a peacock feather. He means that our spirits which are eternal, always existed and will always exist. In our spiritual state, that of our soul, we are divine, one with the universal energy, Brahman.

The gist of the second chapter, Sāṅkhya Yogaḥ is that you are the soul, that you are complete, that you are divine and that you are God.

Completion is the only methodology where you can complete with your past and future incompletions. You need to know that when you do completion now, don’t think that only your future will be in completion and complete. No! Even your past gets altered. Even your past becomes complete! The moment you create the space of completion, what Kṛṣṇa declares, ‘you are the eternal soul, beyond your body and mind,’ becomes reality in your life.

Kṛṣṇa is established in the space of Sāṅkhya knowledge. Kapila Muni, the founder of Sāṅkhya, does not elaborately talk about God, but he talks about the methodology to reach God. Sāṅkhya does not speak about God, because completion itself is given the place of God. Please understand, Sāṅkhya does not have the system of God because the methodology to reach God is made as God. It is a lifestyle. The methodology of completion is God. Completion is God!

Even as the spirit resides in this body, the body passes through its seasons of childhood, youth, middle age and old age as the seasons of Nature do in each year. Finally, it passes through death, and then reappears, just as trees shed leaves in autumn and produce new leaves in spring.  Transition of the spirit through the body as it ages is no different from the transition of time through the seasons. One does not grieve as one enjoys the pleasures of childhood, youth and middle age. Why then should one grieve the onset of old age and then death? At death, the spirit passes from one body into another body. It has three kṣaṇa to achieve this, each kṣaṇa being the time period between thoughts. A person who is in a high thought frequency, a high TPS state, has a much shorter time to shift from one body to another. A person in a no-mind, no-thought state has infinite time, as the time between thoughts is infinite. His spirit is at liberty to stay free without taking another body as long as he chooses, or more correctly, as the universe chooses. All Enlightened Masters are in this category. When the spirit leaves the mind-body system, it becomes one with the Universal Energy.

Imagine a number of circles drawn on a whiteboard. Think of the whiteboard space as the universal energy. Individual body-mind systems are represented by the circles drawn on the whiteboard. The white space enclosed in the circles is the spirit and this is the same energy as the white space outside the circles. The space within or inner space is the individual soul, Ātman and the outer space is Brahman.  When a body-mind dies, when an individual dies, all that happens is that these perimeter lines get erased, that is all. The space within the circle merges with the space outside the circle. White merges with white. Energy merges with energy.

When the spirit, the energy, is ready to move into another mind-body system, it enters another circle. It is a continuous, ongoing process and a natural process. One who cognizes this process and accepts it, is an integrated and authentic person living in the space of completion. Kṛṣṇa refers to him as ‘dhīraḥ’, one who is firm, centered, aware, and complete.

source: chapter 2, Bhagavadgita Decoded

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