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Same God exists in all human incarnations Dr. Nikhil asked ‘People say that Rama is inferior to Krishna since Rama is not having some kalas like Svarupasthiti and Ahladini’. Swami replied: Whenever somebody gives a statement, you must question the validity of that statement by asking its authority. If the statement is not existing in Veda, the root divine scripture, you must test the authority of the statement by subjecting it to deep analysis. Even the statements of Veda should be subjected to deep analysis to reject wrong interpretations. The strong logic (Jnana) existing in the meaning of the statement convinces the soul and generates the sufficient power (Bhakti) that transforms the knowledge into practice (Karma). Once the Jnana or the foundation is without any defect, the building consisting of walls (Bhakti) and the roof (Karma) becomes equally strong. Once the Jnana is without defect, it spontaneously generates the power to implement the knowledge in practice that leads to the fruit. Hence, Shankara states that all the effort is to be put only for acquiring the correct knowledge and the generation of subsequent power, implementation in practice and fruit are spontaneous (Jnana deva tu kivalyam). Whenever somebody makes a statement, you should not start the argument based on that statement. If you are based on the statement, you are trapped by entering the foreign country. You should always fight with it standing outside and not after entering it. Similarly, you should always attack the validity of the authority by arguing with sharp logic regarding its proper way of interpretation. You should not take it granted in any way. If the statement withstands the powerful logic, it should be accepted. The names of the two kalas are not mentioned in Veda. In fact, the names of even the sixteen kalas are not mentioned in Veda. Veda only says that God is possessing the sixteen kalas (Evam purushaayanaah). The number sixteen means the completeness. The moon is full when all the sixteen kalas are acquired. Hence, the kalas of the absolute God mean all the unimaginable powers, which are characteristics of unimaginable God. You cannot define or explain any unimaginable power. ‘Ahladini’ means the grace that gives pleasantness. This is explicable imaginable power of an imaginable item of the imaginable creation and cannot be the unimaginable power of unimaginable God. Otherwise, a beautiful film actress having this power must become God! ‘Svarupasthiti’ means the existence of unimaginable God completely in the human incarnation. The partial existence of the absolute God is not rational since the absolute God is beyond spatial dimensions. Hence, every incarnation has the complete existence of the absolute God. The existence of the God should not be proved by the existence of the expression of His power. The complete God exists with the complete power, but, there may not a context to express His power completely. Expression is not a proof of possession. The same professor may not express his high knowledge in the LKG class but still is possessing the same high knowledge that is expressed in the PG class. Rama is the incarnation of God to preach the behaviour of an ordinary human being in the society and hence there is no context of expression of any unimaginable or miraculous power in actions or knowledge. Krishna is the incarnation of God that came to preach the unimaginable nature of the unimaginable God and hence the context was fully suitable for the expression of unimaginable power in actions and in knowledge like Gita. The requirement of the program of the incarnation of God is the main point that controls the expression of the power. www.universal-spirituality.org Universal Spirituality for World Peace