Chapter 7 verses 4|5 Bhagavad Gita

Chapter 7 verse 4|5 Bhagavad Gita
Chapter 7 verses 4|5 Bhagavad Gita 

Why is the soul(jivatma) called  Prakriti


Hello friends, my today’s topic is chapter 7 verses 4 and 5 by Bhagwad Gita.

The real question of this verse is why the soul (jivatma) is considered as Prakriti(nature).

In this topic, we will discuss that chapter 7 verses 4 and 5 by Bhagwad Gita is all about the knowledge of Prakrit and its forms.

That is knowledge of the relation between ‘Prakrit’ and ‘Parmatma’

The Vedic philosophy and Bhagwat Gita present a completely different classification of the physical world

The matter is regarded as the energy of God called Prakriti, and is further divided into eight forms, as listed in this verse.

It is amazing how pleasant the knowledge in these ancient scriptures is compared to the developing trends in modern science.

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In chapter 7 verses 4 and 5 by Bhagwad Gita says this world God(parmatama) is the cause for every action of reaction. God constructs this world with nature(Prakrit).

And the Prakrit that is helpful to make the whole world is ‘apara prakrit’.

Apara Prakrit – That is changeable, that doesn’t take one form ever. So in this verse that has 8 elements are known as ‘apraa prakrit’.

And the living being that is part (ansh) of Shri Krishana, that is known as ‘Paraa Prakrit’

The aparaa Prakriti is an absurdity, inferior and changeable and the Paraa Prakriti is superior, consciousness, and unchangeable.

In accordance with chapter 7 verse 4 and 5 by Bhagwad Gita,  In this world, every man has a different manner and attitude of behavior. And this behavior becomes our identity that we can never separate. 

Likewise, the nature of God (parmatama) can’t be proving as separate from god. This nature is the behavior (nature) of God. That’s why it is known as ‘Prakriti’.

Similarly, being a part of God cannot prove a creature separate from God because it is the form of God (parmatama).

The unimaginable God, who is the source of Prakrit (Atman), is not the product or effect of any other cause. Therefore, Prakrit is both cause and effect.

So this is the big point here that – despite being a form of God, this person is called nature because of this association with ‘Aparaa Prakriti’.

The substance is considered as the energy of God is known as Prakriti that is divided into eight forms. That is present in this world.

Here are the 8 elements is – earth, water, fire, air, space, mind, intellect, and ego that is described in chapter 7 verses 4 and 5 by Bhagwad Gita.

In these points, if 5 elements(earth, water, wind, space, air, fire) consider as a macro(sthul shristi) and the other 3 elements(intellect, mind, ego) consider as minute parts(Sushma shristi).

If ‘Paraa Prakriti’ turns away from Aparaa Prakriti and men devoted only to god, then human being can find their own real form of nature. 

By the finding of their own real nature, the ocean of love of God begins to appear.

It is an incredibly complex and fathomless physical energy that creates this world. 

To understand this, we have classified it into various categories and sub-categories. Modern science promotes being a combination of elements of matter. 

The list of elements discovered so far or the periodic table contains 118 elements.

 Sri Krishna states that beyond the eightfold Prakrit, material energy, which he says are inferior; energy exists, which is far superior. This energy is completely extraterrestrial compared to inanimate matter.

It is his spiritual energy, the life force, which includes all the living souls of the world. Now, he has moved from explaining spiritual science to the spiritual realm.

This energy takes us near to nature and empowers us to recognize our own forms in real ways.

 Many great philosophers of India in the perception of Bhagwat Gita, have given their views and have described the relationship between God and Jiva, the individual soul. "The soul is God." 

But this concept gives rise to many questions, such as:

A person's soul is always vulnerable to ignorance and sorrow. It also needs constant reminding from saints and scriptures for its existence and purpose.

God, who is the controller of both matter and spirits. By meditating on God, uniting with Him, and becoming like Him, the soul is freed from the illusion of the world. "

The Vedas have exposed both dualistic and non-dualistic concepts.

In the of chapter 7 verse 4 and 5 by Bhagwad Gita describes that water, fire, earth, air, and space are not meant by tangible physical elements that we can see via our senses.

They mention the properties of physical elements.

For example, the Agni mention the skill of flame that produces light and heat, the water that mentions here the skill of liquids that give power them to flow. 

When these elements attach with each other, they have the potential to make everything in this universe,

In chapter 7 verses 4 and 5 by Bhagwad Gita, sentence, according to Shri Krishna, ‘the building blocks of the universe are nothing but his expression.’

In this world, all the objects, circumstances, situations, and people we interact with, are made up of these elements.

This means that if we realize, everything brings from God, then we should not have any thinking for negative feelings around us or in us. Like jealousy, cheat, anger, corruption, etc,

If we know that everything is created and owned by God, we see everything as connected to God, so it does not matter who temporarily exists in this world.

Now let's discuss the five elements, let's take the other three through a parable that is properly described in chapter 7 verse 4 and 5 by Bhagwad Gita.

The overall school of philosophy towards the universe is constructed with these three stages. The universe is basically in a latent state. The first expression or change in this situation is the ego-theory, also known as self-belief or "I-theory".

It forms the notion of subject and object, or the experiential and experienced. Finally, this ego-theory learns to manifest itself in terms of objects, known as the cosmic mind.

These three stages - Avyakta, ego-theory, and cosmic mind are depicted in verses as mind, ego, and intellect.

 According to Bhagavad Gita, the cosmic mind then starts to reveal itself step by step from the most intangible elements to the most tangible ones. 

The first element produced is space, which is invisible. Next is the wind, which we cannot see but can infer from its effects. The other is fire, which is visible but we cannot touch it. 

Then there is water, which we can see and touch. Finally, the Earth is produced which is the most solid element of all. 

If you reverse the order of the elements given in this verse, it follows exactly the principle of creation.

 Therefore, if we keep these 8 factors in mind according to chapter 7 verses 4 and 5 by Bhagwad Gita then we come to know that all the physical aspects of the universe are God. 

God has not created this world like a sculptor makes sculptures out of clay. He has cut the world out of himself.

The whole world of experience is God.

 It is described in chapter 7 verses 4 and 5 by Bhagwad Gita that living entities belong to the superior nature (or energy) of the Supreme Lord. 

Earth, water, fire, air, sky, mind, intelligence and false ego appear in different elements. 

Both forms of physical nature gross and subtle are products of inferior energy. Cosmic disclosure has no power to function until it is transferred by the superior energy, the living entity. 

The energies are always controlled by the energetic, and therefore the living entities are always controlled by the Lord - they have no independent existence. 

They are never as powerful as unintelligent men think.

 The Supreme Lord Krishna states in chapter 7 verses 4 and 5 by Bhagwad Gita is the sole controller and all living entities are controlled by him. 

These 8 forms of living entities are their superior energies because the quality of their existence is one and the same with the Supreme, but they are never equal to the Lord in the amount of power. 

Exploiting the gross and subtle inferior energy (matter), the superior energy (living entity) forgets its real spiritual mind and intellect. 

This obliteration is caused by the effect of the substance on the living entity. But when the living entity is freed from the influence of deceptive physical energy, it attains the phase called Mukti or Mukti. 

Under the influence of physical illusion, the wrong ego thinks, "I am the substance, and the material acquisition is mine." 

His real state is realized when he is freed from all material thoughts, including the concept of becoming one with God in all his matters. 

Therefore one can conclude that the Bhagwad Gita confirms the living entity to be only one of Krishna's multi-energies; when this energy is freed from physical contamination, it becomes fully conscious of consciousness or becomes free.


In this way, in chapter 7 verses 4 and 5 by Bhagwad Gita we can get full knowledge about eight forms of nature that are responsible for creating this world. 

And in chapter five we can understand what inferior nature is. Besides the lord Krishan says superior energy that is useful to struggling in material nature and support to the universe.

Lord Krishan gives us prominent knowledge about their own life. That is the composition of forms of eight matters.

 In that form, only they can be controllers. Therefore, men with limited knowledge who advocate the monotheistic theory that God and living entities are equal in all respects are in fact confusing themselves and others. "

It is amazing how insightful the knowledge in these ancient scriptures is, in comparison to the developing trends in modern science.


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