How do I become divine
Divine: What does divine mean? What can it mean to be divine? Where does the word come from? Learn a lot about the adjective divine here: To be divine means to have transcended the lower states and realized the highest truth. Divine beings work out of the all-embracing great love and mercy to help others, to lift them up, to show them the way to God.
Learn more about the adjective divine, what it means and how it can be used in the further article. Find out about other words that are related to divine, similar words, i.e. synonyms, such as divine, and words with the opposite meaning, i.e. antonyms, too divine. The adjective divine has many aspects, some of which are helpful in many life situations. To cultivate this trait, see Affirmations and Autosuggestions Too Divine in this Yoga Wiki article. You can think about whether you want to cultivate this quality. Divine is the adjective for the noun God. Some further suggestions, food for thought and reflections on divine, a more extensive article, many tips and a video, can be found in a more extensive article, keyword God.
Know the divine
- A lecture by Sukadev Bretz 2019 -
These are some of the topics that Krishna talks about in the 15th chapter and I comment on them from the 10th verse.
The deceived do not see Him
Chapter 15 verse 10:
“The deceived do not see the departing, lingering and experiencing. But people who have the eye of knowledge perceive it.
The yogis who strive for perfection perceive it, the divine dwelling in the self. The rough and unintelligent do not see him. Even if they strive for it.
Here he differentiates between two types of people. On the one hand there are those who are deceived, who do not see the divine, who part, linger and experience. Your true consciousness comes in and out of this body, so you are not the body and you are not the psyche either. You are the immortal self, what the deceived do not see. You see people in front of you who have their bodies, psyche, desires and concerns.
Knowing yogis perceive God
But the yogis who have the eye of knowledge. They know that there is God who manifests in body and mind or Purusha, Atman or Brahman, the highest self. The yogis, who practice yoga and strive for perfection, try to see the divine in every being and also in themselves.
Everyone will achieve the highest in the long run
The gross and the unintelligent may strive for the infinite, but it will be a while before they perceive the infinite. Maybe you are rude and unintelligent right now and try hard to see the divine over and over again. But you keep finding that you fail and that you get annoyed at others again. That doesn't matter, because in the long run you will achieve the highest.
Break away from this world
Chapter 15 verse 12:
“The light that is in the sun and illuminates the whole world, that is in the moon and fire. Know that this is my light. "
Chapter 15 verse 13:
“I penetrate the earth and receive all beings through my energy. I become the watery moon and nourish all herbs. "
From this point on, the tone of the Bhagavad Gita changes again. Because the 15 chapter is a bit like a dramaturgy. First this beautiful romantic heart-opening comparison: Ashvatama tree. The whole world like a tree and all beings like leaves on a tree and everything is nourished together. Everything is connected to everything somewhere and everything is nourished.
Then one should cut down the tree with the sword of discernment and realize that one has nothing more to do with this world. You are the immortal self and God himself manifests as the individual soul and wants to withdraw the individual soul. Detach yourself from this world and have nothing more to do with it.
Everything is ultimately God
But now he dissolves the duality and says that he is also the light that is in the sun. He is also in the moon and in the fire. So wherever you see light you can say that there is God. But he also says that God is the whole earth and the whole earth is God.
He receives all beings through his energy, including the Prana and Ojas, all of this is also God. He says: “I will become the watery moon and nourish all herbs.” Of course, this does not mean the physical moon, but it says Soma and Soma can also be translated as water. All the sap, everything the plants need. In this way he dissolves all dualities, because he says on the one hand that one should recognize oneself as the highest self and on the other that the world is also a manifestation of God. God is Purushottama, the highest consciousness. God is the individual soul in every being and God is also this world. Everything is ultimately God.
Eating as a sacrificial ceremony for God
15 Chapter verse 14:
"After I have become the fire vaishvanara, I live in the body of all living beings and in connection with prana and apana I digest fourfold food."
So he says that God is also fire, the digestive fire. God is also the digestive power. A beautiful example of this is that the next time you eat, you shouldn't just eat like that, but say that you are making sacrifices to God. So the food is a sacrificial ceremony for God and God as vaishvanara, as agni, as digestive fire and then also digests the food. God is also prana and apana. In other words, the building and dismantling processes.
God dwells in all hearts
15.Chapter verse 15:
“I live in the hearts of everyone. Memories and knowledge come from me, just as well as their lack. In truth, I am what must be experienced through all Vedas. I am indeed the creator of the Vedanta and also the knower of the Vedas. "
Now it becomes Absolute Unity. Krishna says that he dwells in everyone's heart and that he is the knowledge and the memory. The good memory, but also the lack of it. If someone is deluded, you can also say that this is where God manifests in the form of a deluded state of mind. And here God manifests himself in the form of knowledge. Here God manifests in form, a good purpose that has been kept. In this being God is manifesting himself in form, of oblivion and if you read a spiritual book then you can say that God is in there.
God is immortal and indestructible
15 chapter verse 16:
“There are truly two kinds of invigorating principles in the world. The perishable and the imperishable. All creatures are perishable and the unchangeable is called indestructible. "
You could say that there are two principles in this world. The body, the states of mind, praise and blame, health and illness are fleeting. Your relationships with other people are also fleeting, because if you've been with a partner for 20 years, for example, then this relationship changes. And assuming that you've been in the same job for 20 years, it's different today than it was 20 years ago. So much is changeable in this world, but in this prakriti there is also that which is unchangeable and indestructible, the causal principles. But even the principle of prakriti, which in itself is indestructible because prakriti has always existed, is not yet the absolute.
The highest self is to be experienced
Chapter 15 verse 17:
"But the sublime Purusha, who is called the Supreme Self, the indestructible Lord who fills the three worlds and illuminates them is different."
So there is beyond the Prakriti, which on the one hand has the ephemeral and on the other hand also to the prakriti, as this sublime Ashvatama tree is apparently permanent, there are the Indestructible Lords, Ishvara or also called Purusha. Paramatma, the self of all beings. And that is what we have to experience.
You can say that on the one hand something comes and goes in everyday life. On the other hand, everything is connected with everything and all of nature as a whole is a living organism somewhere. Then behind everything there is the infinite and the eternal.
I am the supreme soul
Chapter 15 verse 18:
"Since I transcend the perishable and also the imperishable, it is said of me in the world and the Veda that I am the highest soul."
Krishna first said that he is consciousness in itself, then he said that he is also the individual soul. And then he said that he is in the entire prakriti, then in every part of the prakriti and now he says that he is the supreme soul, i.e. purushottama.
God realization is the meaning of life
Chapter 15 verse 19:
“So whoever recognizes me as the highest Purusha, free from deception, worships me because he knows everything with his whole being, oh Arjuna. So I have taught this most secret science, oh sinless one. When a person knows this, he becomes wiser and has fulfilled the purpose and purpose of his life, O Arjuna. "
Here Krishna wants to make it clear to us once again that God-realization, self-realization, your task and the meaning of life. That's what this life is about. In chapter 15 he describes this in a miraculous way.
Here again these verses summarized: First he said in verse 10 that it is the divine everywhere and in the self. He advised to let go of all attachments in order to perceive this Self. Then he said that the divine manifests in the manifest universe. He also said that the divine manifests itself as the intelligence of the body. And then that there is fleeting things in the outer world and that the principle that the whole world is together, the primal energy, the prakriti, is also a manifestation of God.
But beyond all manifestations, there is Purushottama and experiencing this highest self is the meaning of life.
Thus ends in the Upanishads, the glorious Bhagavad Gita of the science of the eternal, the writing on yoga. The dialogue between Sri Krishna and Arjuna. The 15th chapter, called the Yoga of the Mind.
And here's a little homework for you: Know yourself as the highest self. Experience that you yourself are ultimately Divine Consciousness. Be aware in everyday life that the whole universe is a manifestation of the divine. Each individual soul is a manifestation of the divine. In your own body, too, all forces are manifestations of the divine. And behind everything is the one highest Divine Reality. Meditate on it and live from this awareness!
Video - Know the Divine
Viveka Chudamani - All aspects of the divine are manifestations of the highest self
- Commentary on Viveka Chudamani verse 389 by Sukadev Bretz -
The self is Brahma, the self is Vishnu, the self is Indra, the self is Shiva - the self is this whole universe. Indeed, nothing exists but the self.
In the depth of your being you are one with everything
Even the aspects of the divine, Brahma, Vishnu, Shiva and also as Indra as the highest of the angelic beings, Vishwa, the whole world, physical, astral and causal, are nothing other than the highest self. In the depth of your being you are one with everyone. You can also look at it more practically:
- When something new enters your life, that new entry, Brahma, is the created, that is you.
- When something is taken away from your life - Shiva - you are too.
- And if something remains in your life, whether beautiful or less beautiful, then it is you as Vishnu.
Don't break up - you are all of that
Brahma, Vishnu, Shiva, you are all of that. The whole world - with which you come in contact - you are
- You can also speak of Indra. Indra as a symbol of all subtle beings. Some people want to get in touch with subtle beings. Others are afraid of it. You are all of that too.
- Or the whole world that approaches you, you are all of that.
With that in mind, stop making breakups! Ultimately, your true nature is everywhere. Make yourself aware that you are the consciousness behind the whole world! You yourself manifest as all events that are coming your way. You manifest yourself as the many people who come towards you. The animals, the subtle beings, past, present, future, all that manifestation of the one highest self.
The body experiences - you are unaffected by it
Think about it. But in practical terms, don't complain about what is happening and what is not. In a way, from a higher point of view, you ultimately chose it. Because all of this is a reflection of the Supreme Self. So don't complain about what's coming. Do not complain about what is passing. It's a game of consciousness, a game of yourself.
The Divine Name
In Japa Yoga it is said that by repeating the divine name one can experience God. Find out here how the Divine Name can lead you to God-consciousness:
God is always there - this is how one speaks of the divine presence. You can experience and become aware of this divine presence. How it works - learn about it in the following video presentation:
Divine - related terms
Here are a few words related to divine. First, a few words that have the same root:
- The noun too divine is God.
- The noun agent, i.e. the word that denotes the doer, is God-loving.
- A verb to go with it is to deify.
Opposite of divine - antonyms
An antonym is an opposite. Sometimes virtues are best understood by relating them to their opposite. Sometimes the opposite of a virtue is also a virtue, sometimes a vice or a vice. So here are some opposites of divine, i.e. antonyms:
Much that is taken to extremes becomes vice. So also divine needs an opposite pole. Here are some opposite poles, i.e. positive antonyms too divine:
- Adjectives that denote an opposite pole, i.e. positive antonyms too divine, are e.g. natural, material, empty
- Nouns that represent an opposite pole to God are e.g. nature, matter, empty space, []
Antonyms, negative qualities
Here are some examples of opposites, antonyms, of divine, which can be viewed as vices or negative properties:
- Adjectives, negative antonyms too divine, are diabolical, evil, trying, demonic
- Nouns, negative opposites to God, are satan, devil, evil, tempter, demon, adversary
Words similar to divine - synonyms
Synonyms are words with a similar meaning. Here are a few synonyms for divine. Some of the synonyms have positive meanings. However, the following also applies: A virtue in a different context, or a virtue that is exaggerated, can also have a negative meaning.
Positive synonyms too divine
So here are some examples of positive synonyms for divine:
Negative synonyms too divine
An actually positive quality exaggerated or in another context can be negative. One can also see the same quality both positively and negatively. Here are some examples of negative synonyms for divine:
Do you want to develop, grow stronger, cultivate the quality of God in you? Here are a few tips on how to do this:
- Classic autosuggestion: I am divine.
- Developmental Affirmation: I am developing God.
- Miracle Affirmation: Assuming I were divine, how would that feel, what would change, how would I react?
Of course, a meditation in which you can let this quality become stronger in you is also helpful. You can find more information about this under the keyword Trait meditation. Also look under the keyword Cultivation of positive traits.
Here is a video with tips on cultivating virtues, traits:
Properties in the alphabet before and after divine
Here are some properties that come before or after divine in the alphabet:
Here are some properties as nouns with a similar first letter:
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