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Ahamkaram balam darpam 18.53



ahamkāraṁ balaṁ darpaṁ kāmaṁ krodhaṁ parigraham

vimuchya nirmamaḥ śānto brahma-bhūyāya kalpate


ahamkāraṁ -the ego (of the self)

balaṁ -strength in

darpaṁ -height of one’s pride

kāmaṁ -in love/love

krodham- in anger

parigraham- only by accepting another (pari graham/grahincu)

vimuchya -will be liberated

nirmamaḥ -purified

śānto -happy/joyful

brahma-bhūyāya -Brahma enjoys

Kalpate-an age of brahma



The ego, strength in height of one’s pride in love/lust and in anger. Only by accepting another will be liberated, purified, happy/joyful, brahma enjoys an age of brahma. 


What is the age of brahma?

I want to say, human span is roughly 100 years. That is, age of brahma.  

So that means an age of brahma, is 1 day (of an entire human life cycle) or equivalent to 100 earth years at the end of when we are evaluated.  When you think about how many days in a year, that calculates of popular theory of thousands and millions of years. This is hypothetical. I don’t think this verse is saying, an age of brahma, millions of years (could also very well be true). Who knows how many life cycles liberation will take. We do know from  the verse (8.24) the morning prayer to uttarayana is the path to brahma. And from this verse, I would like to say, “an age” of brahma then is referring to 1 of our life times or life cycle. At the end of each cycle liberation is possible and thus far what I have understood from the verses is, the only way to liberation from ignorance is through acceptance our bodies and in the many ways it transcends into our lives, also the scripture of mankind. This verse is similar in that sense, only here we come to know what God, enjoys, that makes it possible for our liberation an age of Brahma (God). The Vishnu supreme soul in verse 16.15 also says, he is the passage into maya that surrounds us and here to liberate for the good of all. I want to highlight that is the role of vishnu in this world. This verse is speaking of Brahma (God) and the age of Brahma, the supreme soul also says among the suns (adityas), I am visnuh in verse 10.24. We know that brahma is by fire ruling this earth from the verse (8.16) and from verse 4.24 Brahmarpanam also says, the fire that is brahma.  Brahmam as Telugu’s use it is to say consciousness is one (from a song brahmam okate) also refers to this science. The fact of consciousness being from one source is advaita philosophy. However, in Hinduism many also understand Brahma, through personification when they refer to age of brahma, and the role. There is no confusion about the God of this universe. Now, how one goes about understanding and worshipping in fact is through a personal God. Our capacities with which we perceive this world is not one and the same. The light of the universe is path in which all yogas meet. 

I am not posting the image from Gita because the meaning is combined with 2 other verses and I am following the verses in the order of index.