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तत्देवावगच्छ त्वं मम तेजोंऽशसम्भवम् || 41||
yad yad vibhūtimat sattvaṁ śhrīmad ūrjitam eva vā
tat tad evāvagachchha tvaṁ mama tejo ’nśha-sambhavam
yat yat—whatever; vibhūtimat—opulent; sattvam—being; śhrī-mat—beautiful; ūrjitam—glorious; eva—also; vā—or; tat tat—all that; eva—only; avagachchha—know; tvam—you; mama—my; tejaḥ—splendor; anśha—a part; sambhavam—born of
Whatever glorious or beautiful or mighty being exists anywhere, know that it has sprung from but a spark of My splendour.
Whatever there is good – the profusion of knowledge, purity of heart, righteousness, beauty, power and splendour – all that is only a manifested fragment of the Lord’s glory. All talents, all faculties, all arts and sciences, all intelligence, order, discipline, all that is admirable, grand, great and splendid, are the manifestations of the Lord’s glory. Let no man imagine that he has anything to be proud of. If he has prosperity, that prosperity is the Lord’s; if he has power and intelligence, all that is the Lord’s; if he has genius that genius is the Lord’s. He who thinks that they are his own possessions is guilty of misappropriating the Lord’s plenty, and should suffer the penalty of loss and bereavement. These great attributes of the Lord should be contemplated continuously, so that they may become part and parcel of one’s own nature and lead him to union with the Lord.
Swami Vivekananda Says —
Whatever is pleasure and happiness and light in the universe belongs to Purusha; but it is a compound, because it is Purusha plus Prakriti. “Wherever there is any happiness, wherever there is any bliss, there is a spark of that immortality which is God.”[Source]
Whenever the world goes down, the Lord comes to help it forward; and so He does from time to time and place to place. In another passage He speaks to this effect: Wherever thou findest a great soul of immense power and purity struggling to raise humanity, know that he is born of My splendour, that I am there working through him.[Source]
I will find you the answer in the words of Krishna himself: “Whenever virtue subsides and irreligion prevails, I come down. Again and again I come. Therefore, whenever thou seest a great soul struggling to uplift mankind, know that I am come, and worship.”[Source]
It is the same light coming through glasses of different colours. And these little variations are necessary for purposes of adaptation. But in the heart of everything the same truth reigns. The Lord has declared to the Hindu in His incarnation as Krishna, “I am in every religion as the thread through a string of pearls. Wherever thou seest extraordinary holiness and extraordinary power raising and purifying humanity, know thou that I am there.” And what has been the result? I challenge the world to find, throughout the whole system of Sanskrit philosophy, any such expression as that the Hindu alone will be saved and not others.[Source]
This our sages knew, and, therefore, left it open to all Indian people to worship such great personages, such Incarnations. Nay, the greatest of these Incarnations goes further: “Wherever an extraordinary spiritual power is manifested by external man, know that I am there; it is from Me that that manifestation comes.” That leaves the door open for the Hindu to worship the Incarnations of all the countries in the world. The Hindu can worship any sage and any saint from any country whatsoever, and as a fact we know that we go and worship many times in the churches of the Christians, and many, many times in the Mohammedan mosques, and that is good. Why not? Ours, as I have said, is the universal religion. It is inclusive enough, it is broad enough to include all the ideals. All the ideals of religion that already exist in the world can be immediately included, and we can patiently wait for all the ideals that are to come in the future to be taken in the same fashion, embraced in the infinite arms of the religion of the Vedanta.[Source]