(a) Mark the 3-5 teachings that provoke your awe or gratitude.
(b) Keep these in mind for later use.
“Absorption in all these attributes of the Divine is as good as absorption in Divinity itself. I will continue:
__36) Of the trees I am the holy Ashvatta tree the upside-down tree of life—with its roots in heaven and its branches below in the earth.
__37) Among the most spiritually enlightened divinities I am Narada, the foremost, who teaches the principle of unity amidst the world’s vast diversity.
___38. Of the celestial beings I am their king, Chitraratha.
___39. Of perfected souls (siddhas) I am Kapila, best of the best.
___40. Of horses I am nectar-born Ucchiasravash.
___41. Of elephants I am Airavata, from the sea of milk.
___42. Of all humans, I am born as the monarch.
___43. Of weapons I am God’s thunderbolt, which descends on wickedness.
___44. Of cows I am Kamadhenu, the celestial milk cow of cheerful and willing mind with the power to satisfy all requirements of life.
___45. Among instincts I am the procreative urge.
___46. Of snakes I am Vasuki, god of snakes and symbol of kundalini, the coiled up reservoir of cosmic energy in each person.
___47. Among nonpoisonous snakes I am Ananta.
___48) Of water deities I am Varuna, their king.
___49 I am the presiding deity of the departed ancestors (Aryama).
___50) Of the controllers of the universe I am Yama the god of death.
___51. Of those who defy evil and injustice, I am Prahlada, virtuous even though the son of a sworn enemy of the gods.
___52. Among those who keep records I am the unfailing reckoner, Time itself.
___53. Of animals I am the lion.
___54. Of birds I am the Lord’s eagle, Garuda.
___55. Of the four purifiers in nature—earth, water, fire, and air—I am the wind, which purifies the other purifiers.
___56. Of those who wield deadly weapons I am Rama,
who uses his weapon only for the good of humanity.
___57. Of all fish I am the all-powerful shark.
___58. Among rivers I am Ganges, with its sanctifying water.
___59. Of all sciences I am spiritual knowledge (Atma- knowledge), the science of Self that makes ignorance vanish.” – Krishna
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