- karaNam – the instrument
- kaaraNam – the reason
- kartaa – the doer of Karma (good action)
- vikarta – the doer of vikarma (not good action)
- gahanah – the inexplicable one who is hard to understand
- guhah – who is secret
This means that Vishnu is the hands with which I type or clean dishes, the reason I type, the writer and cleaner, the one who makes the typos or misses a spot, yes, this Omni-present one, Vishnu is not easy to understand!
In Isa Vasya Upanishad, Seventeenth Mantram, we said kratO smara kRtam smara! – Remember Oh Doer! remember what was done!
Do you remember what you have done in this life so far? When I think of myself as the Purusha , Vishnu, everything I have ever done takes on a different context and meaning. Try it and see.
And suddenly there are not ten or twenty two avatars of Vishnu, but millions and millions of manifestations of Vishnu, you and me and every pebble, star and bacterium. There is a universal consciousness with a universal purpose and we have our own little or major roles to play., but these are well designed roles, that all fit in together for a purpose that we find it hard to fathom, because we have decided to focus on that little bit that we have to accomplish “in this time”, “with this body”.
And that is what we have to remember, who we are and what we have done in our life. We need to kind of pause and see what it is that’s going on and not just the appearances.
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