Chapter XII in the Bhagavad Gita reveals Krishna’s teaching to Arjuna on Bhakti Yoga, the Path of Devotion. Verse 7 is my favorite, and I frequently sing it to myself. The Sanskrit words mayyaveshitacetasam have long ago been written in my Heart.
I soon lift up, extricate and deliver
from the ocean of death and birth [Samsara]
Those whose consciousness, whose thoughts
Have entered into Me [the One].
tesham aham samuddharta
bhavami nacirat partha
My understanding and translation is ‘whose consciousness has entered into Me’ [the Oneness]. The Sanskrit breaks down into mayi – in me, aveshita – entered, abiding in, c[h]etasam – of thoughts, in thoughts. Perhaps it is more accurate to describe God-Consciousness as expanding within us, gently absorbing, overwhelming, replacing other thoughts as our Real being Returns within us, and we Become that which we always are.
My translation: For the ones whose consciousness has merged into absorption (avesha) in God-Consciousness, I soon will be their deliverer from Samsara, the ocean of birth and death. Merge all thoughts in Me alone, cause the discerning intellect to enter in Me. You shall abide [Home] thereafter in Me. There is no doubt of this!
Words that Open Truth
In the Fullness of your God-Self — Be.
That One moving within, ever expanding,
Purifies, opening the portals to Wisdom.
These words serve to open Truth,
Your Heart beats in Union with Mine,
Your hand moves across the page,
There is no room for pain,
Only the gentle pulsation,
The ebb and flow of our Love,
Thick with the Light of Fire,
Spreading out in threads,
Flooding every cell, the Return,
The rapture of Fire, the Real,
Streaming radiance, pouring out.
Beloved, My Love for you is eternal,
My Love transforms, drawing you into Me,
Over the winds of Time,
Into the Heart of the Stars.
Listen for the silent music within,
Sweet melodies dance across our Touch.
Hold me in your Heart.
The Truth lies within our embrace.
A “Love” letter from the God-within me / by V. Susan Ferguson
St. Teresa of Avila by Bernini