67. Definition of Vasudev | Way of Living

True Definition of Vasudev (Way of Living)

In Gita Chapter 3 Verses 14-15, it has been stated that – All the living beings originate from foodgrain. A lot of information has already been given to you in the past. Please read from there. Here we will only cover this topic.

Then it has been said that – Brahm i.e. Kshar Purush originates from the Immortal God, who has been mentioned in Gita Chapter 15 Verse 17. This proves that “Sarvgatam Brahm” = Omnipresent Param Akshar Brahm i.e. Vasudev is always situated in the Yagyas (religious rituals).

Please ponder: - The meaning of Sarvgatam Brahm is Omnipresent Param Akshar Brahm/God. (Gita Chapter 3 Verse 15)

Shri Brahma ji, Shri Vishnu ji and Shri Shiv ji, the three gods are the chiefs of only one department i.e. Guna each in the three loks (Heaven, Earth and Nether World) built in one Brahmand. These are not ‘Sarvgatam Brahm’ i.e. ‘Omnipresent God’ = Vasudev.
Brahm i.e. Kshar Purush: - He is the lord of only 21 Brahmands. He is also not Omnipresent i.e. Vasudev.
Akshar Purush: - He is the lord of only 7 Sankh Brahmands. He is also not Omnipresent i.e. Vasudev.
Param Akshar Brahm: - He is the lord of all the Brahmands. He nurtures everyone. He is Vasudev.

Important: - For more information, please read “Creation of Nature”.

Like, I have previously told you that Param Akshar Brahm by Himself appearing on earth meets virtuous souls. He imparts Tatvgyan to them. According to this very rule, the same God met Sant Garibdas ji (Village-Chhudani, District-Jhajjar, State-Haryana) in 1727. He was in the attire of a Jinda Mahatma. He had taken the soul of Garib Das ji to that Eternal Supreme Abode. Then after describing the state of all the higher brahmands (universes) and gods and making him familiar with the Tatvgyan, He had brought him back into his body. At that time, Sant Garibdas ji was 10 years old. Considering Sant Garibdas ji to be dead, keeping him on a pyre, his family members were preparing to perform his last rites that day. At that very moment, He entered his soul back into his body. When Garibdas ji became alive, the happiness of all the people of the family knew no bounds. Thereafter, Sant Garibdas ji composed an invaluable book. He gave the eye-witnessed account and the knowledge imparted by God Himself in it, which was written by a Dadu Panthi Sadhu named Gopal Das. It has been printed currently.

There is a village Vasiyar near Ludhiana city in Punjab state. A God-loving person Ramrai alias Jhoomakra used to live in it. He heard the maginificence of Sant Garibdas ji, so he came to village Chhudani to have an audience with him. Sant Garibdas ji narrated this knowledge to him that this Das (Sant Rampal Das) has obtained from Sant Garibdas and that has been narrated to you in this book and other books.

That Ramrai asked a question that – O Mahatma ji! Nobody has delivered this knowledge till date. Sant Garibdas ji explained through a speech.

Kotyon madhya koyi nahin Rai Jhoomakra, arbon mein koyi garak suno Rai Jhoomakra ||

            Translation and meaning: - Sant Garibdas ji explained that you will not find this knowledge with anyone among crores; you will find it with someone among billions. That Saint is saturated with the entire knowledge and all the mantras of worship. Dear Readers! Currently that Saint is the one of Barwala, district Hisar. Understand the knowledge and take advantage.

            Question: - How can you call the way of worship that has been going on since ancient times wrong? Like all the sages used to do meditation. We are seeing in the entire Hindu society that everyone has been chanting one of the mantras out of – Hare Krishna, Hare Ram, Radhe-Radhe Shyam Mila De, Om NamH Shivay, Om Namo Bhagvate VasudevayeH NamH, Jai Siyaram, Radhe Shyam, Om Tat Sat. They are chanting them in the present time as well. We consider Shri Ramchandra ji, Shri Krishna ji to be the Complete God; therefore, we chant their names. You describe the recitation of these mantras as futile. Please give a clarification.

            Answer: - If this way of worship had been done in the ancient times and these mantras had been prevalent, then in Shrimadbhagavat Gita Chapter 4 Verses 1-2, the Giver of the knowledge of Gita would not have said that - This Yog, that is, the way of worship that I am describing in the knowledge of Gita, has almost become extinct now, has become destroyed. I had told this knowledge and way of worship to Suryadev, then Surya to Manu, Manu told this to his son Ikshvaku, then some Raj-Rishis (Sages) came to know about it. Now for a long time, that is, long before Dwapar, it had become extinct, and Manu, Ikshvaku etc all had come in the first phase of Satyayug. If you consider Shri Ramchander, son of King Dashrath, and Shri Krishna Chandra, son of Shri Vasudev, to be the Complete God and therefore you chant their names Hare Ram, Hare Krishna etc and consider salvation from these only, then because of being contrary to the true ancient way of worship mentioned in the Shrimadbhagavat Gita, they are futile. It is arbitrary way of worship performed by abandoning the way of worship mentioned in the scriptures. Due to which, the other mantras mentioned in the aforesaid question are also not certified by the scriptures, and therefore are futile. In Gita Chapter 16 Verses 23-24, it has been stated that a person, who abandoning the way of worship mentioned in the scriptures, performs arbitrary practice, neither attains happiness, nor spiritual success, nor does he attain salvation, that is, his way of worship is futile. (Gita Chapter 16 Verse 23)  

            In Gita Chapter 16 Verse 24, it is said that – Therefore Arjun, in the state of what should be done and what should not be done, scriptures are the evidence for you.

            The meaning is that the way of worship that is not mentioned in the certified scriptures (Four Vedas = Rigved, Yajurved, Samved and Atharvaved, and the summary of these four Vedas = Shrimadbhagavat Gita, and Sukshm Ved = which God had uttered from his mouth. These are the certified scriptures for the knowledge and solution of bhakti) is religious practice contrary to the scriptures. Therefore, consider the scriptures as the basis for ascertaining which acts of bhakti should be done and which should not be done. Adopt the way of worship mentioned in the scriptures and relinquish everything else.

 Shri Ram ji was born in the last phase of Tretayug. Shri Krishna ji was born in the last phase of Dwaparyug. A human being has been doing bhakti since Satyayug. Which Ram was there at that time? You will say that Shri Vishnu ji has been there even before Satyayug, and Shri Ram, Shri Krishna were also Shri Vishnu ji himself. There is evidence in Satyayug as well that Maharishi Valmiki used to chant Ram-Ram; he did not use to chant Vishnu-Vishnu. This proves that there is some “Ram” i.e. “Master” other than Shri Vishnu ji, Shri Ram and Shri Krishna ji. One should chant that “Ram” who is in Gita Chapter 7 Verse 29. About whom, it has been said that – ‘Those, who know “Tat Brahm”, only do bhakti to get rid of (jaraa) old age and (maran) death.’ Arjun asked a question in Gita Chapter 8 Verse 1 that – What is that “Tat Brahm”?

The Giver of the knowledge of Gita answered in Gita Chapter 8 Verse 3 that – He is “Param Akshar Brahm”. In Gita Chapter 8 itself in Verse 5, 7, the Giver of the knowledge of Gita has advised to do his bhakti, whose recitation-mantra he has mentioned in Gita Chapter 8 Verse 13 (Om iti ekaaksharam Brahm vyavhaaran mam anusamaran……. ).

In Gita Chapter 8 itself in Verse 8, 9, 10, the Giver of the knowledge of Gita has advised to do bhakti of that “Tat Brahm” i.e. Param Akshar Brahm other than him. His recitation-mantra has been given in Gita Chapter 17 Verse 23:

Om Tat Sat iti nirdeshH BrahmnH trividhH smritH |
BrahmanaH ten vedaH yagyaH ch vihita pura ||

            Translation: - There is (nirdeshH) direction of recitation of mantra Om, Tat, Sat for the bhakti of (BrahmnH =) Sachidanand Ghan Brahm i.e. Param Akshar Brahm. It has been advised to be (smritH) chanted in (TrividhH) three ways. (BrahmanaH) learned men i.e. Tatvdarshi Saints used to do bhakti according to (ten) that (VedaH) knowledge, (ch) and (yagyaH) religious rituals (ch) and other acts of bhakti (vihita) were performed (pura) in the beginning of the nature. 

            It has been proved from Shrimadbhagavat Gita that there is some Complete God other than the Giver of the knowledge of Gita, who is also different to Shri Vishnu ji, Shri Brahma ji and Shri Shiv ji. About whom, it has been stated in Gita Chapter 15 Verses 1, 4, 17 and in Gita Chapter 18 Verse 62 and in many other places in Gita that – He is Complete God. In Gita Chapter 15 Verse 16, two Purushs (gods) have been mentioned. Both have been said to be mortal. All the living beings under them are also mortal. (1) Kshar Purush, he is only the Lord of twenty-one brahmands, (2) Akshar Purush, he is the lord of 7 Sankh (7 hundred quadrillion) brahmands. Both of these are not Complete God. (Gita Chapter 15 Verse 16)

In Gita Chapter 15 Verse 17, the Giver of the knowledge of Gita has stated that Uttam PurushH tu AnyaH i.e. Purushottam is someone else other than the two Purushs (Kshar Purush and Akshar Purush) mentioned above; He (Parmatma iti udaahritH) is called God, (YaH loktryam aavishya) who by entering into the three worlds (vibharti) nurtures everyone, (AvyayH IshwarH) He is Immortal God. (Gita Chapter 15 Verse 17)

This proves that Complete God is Param Akshar Brahm. The mantra of His bhakti is Om, Tat, Sat; this has also been proved. Om, Tat, Sat, the three mantras are of the above-mentioned three gods (Om = is of Kshar Purush i.e. Kshar Brahm, the Giver of the knowledge of Gita; Tat = this is indicative. Its description is given previously in this very book. Please read from there. This mantra Tat is of Akshar Purush; Sat = this is also indicative. Please read in detail about it in the description given previously in this very book. This Sat mantra is of Param Akshar Brahm). In Shrimadbhagavat Gita, these are indicative mantras for the attainment of salvation, which were never clarified by anyone till date (year 2012). The Hari Om, Tat, Sat mantra that you chant is also useless because you do not know the actual Tat and Sat mantras.

Example: - A rich man buried his wealth by digging a pit in his house. Only the rich man was aware of that place. The rich man wrote the indicative place in a notepad. He suddenly died. After performing the last rites of the father, his sons took that notepad in which their father used to say that the place where the wealth is hidden is written. The father never used to show it to anyone.  

There was a courtyard in front of the house of the rich man. In one corner of that courtyard was a temple. It was written in the notepad that – Chandani Chaudas 2 am at night the entire wealth is buried in the dome of the temple. The sons broke the dome of the temple at 2 am at night and searched for the wealth; they did not find anything. The children became very sad. One day their father’s friend came from another village to express his condolences. The children shared their worry about not finding the wealth in the desired place. The rich man’s friend asked for that notepad and on reading the description said to them, “Rebuild the dome of the temple. Build it same as before. I will come again on some other day and then I will tell the place of wealth.” That man came on Chandani Chaudas. At two o’clock at night, the place where the shadow of the dome of the temple was falling due to the moonlight, he got that place dug. The entire wealth that was written in the notepad was found. The children became happy and rich.

The mantra of ‘Hari Om Tat Sat’ that you are chanting, you are demolishing the dome of the temple. You will not achieve anything. The proper place i.e. the real mantras are available with me (Sant Rampal Das). Obtaining them, become enriched with bhakti and become prosperous.

Question: - Radha ji was a resident of village Barsana (Uttar Pradesh) near Vrindavan. The people there chant “Radhe-Radhe”. If they meet each other in the morning or at any other time, then they do not greet each other by saying ‘Ram-Ram’. They say, “Uncle, ‘Radhe-Radhe’.” The uncle says, “Son, ‘Radhe-Radhe’.” Are they fools?

Answer: - Due to the absence of Tatvgyan, considering Lokved (folklore) to be true knowledge, the recitation of these scripture-opposed mantras is going on. I have already previously clarified this to you that it is mentioned in Gita Chapter 16 Verses 23-24 that those who abandoning the way of worship mentioned in the scriptures, perform arbitrary practice, that is, those who chant mantras that are not mentioned in the scriptures, neither attain happiness, nor spiritual success, nor do they attain salvation, that is, their practice of recitation of mantras is useless. Therefore, Arjun, for ascertaining what should be done and what should not be done, the scriptures are the evidence for you. I have told this previously. Now the question is why the uncle and nephew utter ‘Radhe-Radhe’. Do you know who Radha ji was? Radha was a lover of God Shri Krishna. At that time, the people of Barsana Village used to address Radha ji with the adjectives of unchaste, depraved, shameful etc. They used to say that – ‘She secretly goes to meet the son of Nand Baba of another village. Do not even let her come to your house. It will have a wrong influence on your daughters.’ Sir! Now the people (men-women, youth) of the same Barsana themselves say that – ‘Radhe-Radhe Shyam Mila De’. As you had mentioned in the previous question that – ‘We also chant this mantra’. Now neither Radha ji is present nor Shri Krishna ji. Now they are raving like a person in delirium – ‘Radhe-Radhe Shyam Mila De’. Consider the state of the other mantras that you have previously mentioned to be the same. They are also useless because of not being certified by the scriptures.  

Now I will give you the answer of this question of yours that – ‘The uncle also says ‘Radhe-Radhe’ and the nephew also says ‘Radhe-Radhe’.’ You also know that Radha ji was Shri Krishna ji’s lover. You know this as well that when Shri Krishna ji was about to elope with Rukmani in his chariot, Rukmani’s brother followed him on a horse to release his sister. Shri Krishna first beat him, and then dragged him by tying him at the rear of the chariot.  Rukmani was also a lover of Shri Krishna ji. Rukmani’s brother became an obstacle in between them. We know what Shri Krishna ji did to him. On Rukmani’s request, Shri Krishna ji had forgiven her brother’s life. If Shri Krishna had been present currently and Radha had also been here, and those uncle-nephew duo of Barsana had said ‘Radhe-Radhe’ to each other, then would Shri Krishna have liked it? Never. He would have tied both the uncle and nephew to his chariot and dragged them. If you will rave by calling someone’s lover’s name, then how would he feel? If he would be powerful, he would break your jaw. If he would be weak, he would cry, and curse the other person. Would he be happy? No. Therefore, the recitation of these mantras which are not certified in the scriptures is useless. The mantras that are certified by the scriptures are available with me. Come and get your welfare done.

Question: - You in the answer to the question – ‘What is the identity of a complete guru?’ – have written in one place that – ‘It has been proved that the recitation of ‘Om’ mantra is certified by the scriptures. In the answer to – ‘Whether one should worship Kaal Brahm or not?’ – you have called the way of worship of several sages who used to chant ‘Om’ mantra as an arbitrary practice performed by abandoning the injunctions of the scriptures.

Answer: - Those sages along with the recitation of ‘Om’ mantra also used to forcefully perform intense meditation. Due to which, their religious practice has been called as ‘contrary to the scriptures’. The recitation of ‘Om’ mantra is certified by the scriptures, but it is not a giver of salvation; one attains ‘Anuttam’ (bad) salvation by it. Therefore, the way of worship of those sages is contrary to the scriptures. There is direction in the Vedas and the Gita to worship that Complete God. The arbitrary way of worship performed instead of His worship is contrary to the scriptures.

Question: - Maharishi Valmiki had been present in Satyayug. He also used to chant Ram-Ram. Is this mantra also not certified by the scriptures?

Answer: - It has been described previously that in Gita Chapter 4 Verses 1-2, the Giver of the knowledge of Gita has stated that – I had narrated this knowledge to Surya. He narrated it to his son, Manu. Then some Rajrishis (royal sages) learnt about it. All these, Surya, Manu and Rajrishis (royal sages), have been present only in the beginning of Satyayug. After them, this knowledge had become destroyed. Sapt Rishi had met Maharishi Valmiki. He had obtained siddhis (supernatural powers) by doing meditation. He told the same method of forceful meditation to Maharishi Valmiki ji. Maharishi Valmiki ji performed that (Hath Yog Tap) forceful meditation with full dedication with his body and mind. After some time, he heard a voice from the top part of his body (head). It was “Ram-Ram”. Maharishi Valmiki ji started chanting that same word during the meditation. A person listening to him used to think that he is saying ‘Maraa-Maraa’, but actually he was uttering ‘Ram-Ram’ only. He received the result of his meditation. He acquired siddhis (supernatural powers). His divine vision opened up. As a result of which, he had written Ramayan, that is, all the events of the birth and life of Shri Ramchandra ji thousands of years prior to the birth of Shri Ramchandra ji. The name of the book is “Valmiki Ramayan” which was written in Sanskrit language. No spiritual benefit is obtained from the recitation of ‘Ram-Ram’. But because of being an indicative word of God, by uttering it one does not forget God. Therefore, the prevalence of recitation of Ram naam (mantra) in Hindu religion has been since ancient times. Like Swami Ramanand ji used to greet with the word ‘Ram-Ram’. His disciples also used to greet each other with the word ‘Ram-Ram’, but their recitation-mantra was “Om”. Similarly, we Kabir Panthis greet by saying “Sat Sahib”. Our recitation-mantra is different. One attains God by bhakti of only that mantra. It has been stated in Sukshm Ved: -

Satguru miley to ichchha metae, pad mil padae samana |
Chal hansa us lok pathaaun, jo ajar amar asthana |
Chaar mukti jahan champi karti, maya ho rahi daasi |
Das Garib abhay pad parsae, milae Ram avinashi ||

FAQs about "Definition of Vasudev"

Q.1 What is the true definition of Vasudev?

Vasudev refers to Omnipresent Param Akshar Brahm or the Immortal God, who is present in religious rituals and is the Lord of all the Brahmands.

Q.2 Who is considered the Sarvgatam Brahm?

Sarvgatam Brahm, the Omnipresent Param Akshar Brahm or God, is considered to be always present in the Yagyas (religious rituals), nurturing everyone as explained in Shrimad Bhagwat Gita Ji.

Q. 3 Are Shri Brahma ji, Shri Vishnu ji, and Shri Shiv ji considered the Complete or Omnipresent God (Vasudev)?

No, these three gods represent different departments in the three lokas but are not considered the Omnipresent God. The Complete or Omnipresent God is Param Akshar Brahm- Almighty God Kabir Ji, known as Vasudev.

Q.4 Who met Sant Garibdas ji and imparted Tatvgyan to him?

The Complete God Param Akshar Brahm, Almighty God Kabir Ji, Himself appeared on Earth and met virtuous souls Sant Garibdas ji and imparted Tatvgyan (true spiritual knowledge) to them.

Q.5 What does Shrimad Bhagavad Gita say about the recitation of mantras and ways of worship?

Shrimad Bhagavad Gita emphasizes the importance of following the prescribed scriptures for worship. Chanting mantras not mentioned in the scriptures is considered futile and against the true way of worship.


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Kirti Nagar

In the context of Shri Krishna and the Holy Srimad Bhagavad Gita, it is widely believed that Shri Krishna, as Vasudev, is considered the Supreme God. The knowledge imparted in the Bhagavad Gita is highly appreciated worldwide, and its wisdom is undeniable. Therefore, the Vasudev mentioned in the scripture is the Lord Krishna himself, the Almighty God.

Satlok Ashram

Dear reader, we value your perspective on the article. It's important to clarify that in Dwapar Yuga, Vasudev was indeed the father of Shri Krishna, not Krishna himself. In the context of the scriptures, Vasudev represents the Almighty God who is omnipresent, controls the entire universe, and He is Almighty God Kabir. Numerous holy scriptures from various religions support that Lord Kabir Ji is the Creator and Sustainer of the entire universe and all living beings. We recommend that you delve deeper into spiritual knowledge by listening to the spiritual discourses of Sant Rampal Ji Maharaj and reading the book "Jeene Ki Rah."


There are numerous mantras dedicated to different deities, and chanting these mantras is believed to please the respective gods and bring benefits to devotees. For many centuries, people have followed this practice and enjoyed a fulfilling life. Then how you can say that mantras like "Radhe Radhe" and "Om Namah Shivaya" doesn't align with the scriptures and can't benefit devotees.

Satlok Ashram

Dear reader, we appreciate your engagement with our article. The information we provide in our article is based on holy scriptures, and we provide evidence to support our claims. We suggest that before passing judgment, one should thoroughly explore the insights presented in our articles. It is true that many mantras, such as "Radhe Radhe" and "Om Namah Shivaya," have been chanted for centuries without question. However, in this age of education and awareness, it is prudent to validate whether these mantras align with the teachings of our holy scriptures and if they can lead to spiritual benefits and salvation. We encourage you to further your understanding by listening to the spiritual discourses of Sant Rampal Ji Maharaj and reading the book "Jeene Ki Rah."