The Trinity in man…

It is rightly said, man is the maker of his destiny. God Who is the Spirit of Time does not cause good or evil, but man does it with his own actions, says Bhagawan…discoursing about the presence of The Trinity in man and the importance of Trikarana Shuddhi.

The true nature of the Trinity Brahma, Vishnu and Maheshwara should be properly understood. They symbolise the qualities of Satwa, Rajas and Tamas which are present in every human being.

Who is Easwara? The Veda has described Easwara as Atma. It has proclaimed the identity of the heart with Easwara “Easwavassarvabhoothaanam” declares The Gita. (The Gita declares: Easwara dwells in the region of the heart of every living being.) Hence, Easwara is described as “Hridayeswara” (the Lord of the heart).

The seat of thoughts is the mind. The mind has been described as symbolising the form of Vishnu. Vishnu means one who pervades everything. The mind has the power to reach out for anything in the universe. Hence the cosmos is rooted in the mind.

The thoughts emanating from the mind find expression in words or speech (“Vaak”). Brahma symbolises the power of speech. Thus, the heart, the mind and speech together constitute humanness. Sanctifying these three has been described as ‘Trikarana Shuddhi’, purity in thought, word and deed. The worship of the Trinity really calls for purification of the mind (Vishnu), the heart (Easwara) and speech (Brahma). Men today are immersed in transient worldly activities. They should sanctify all actions by purifying their feelings.

The New Year is called Easwara. Easwara means one who is endowed with all forms of wealth. People greet the New Year as if it is going to confer on them some new benefits. The good or evil, the gains or losses, the renown or infamy experienced by people are not the outcome of the passage of years. They are the consequences of their own actions. “Samvatsara” (the year) is one of the names of God. Because God is associated with time He is also known as Time-Spirit (Kalatmaka). Hence, we should not consider the Lord, who is the Spirit of Time, as likely to cause good or evil to us. Our actions, good or bad, bear fruits according to their nature.