Adhiyagya

adhiyaGYa - अधियज्ञ

The Supreme Creative and Cognizing Spirit; God. It is both the causal world and God Himself, without the illusion of the physical or astral worlds. (1)

“O Supreme among the Embodied (Arjuna)! Adhibhuta is the basis of physical existence; Adhidaiva is the basis of astral existence; and I (the Spirit manifested ideationally, both macro- and micro-cosmically) am Adhiyagya.” —The Bhagavad Gita 8:4, from The Essence of the Bhagavad Gita by Swami Kriyananda

Paramhansa Yogananda stated that, as Adhibhuta, God’s presence in the physical universe and in the physical body can only be inferred. As Adhidaiva, God’s presence is felt. As Adhiyagya, His presence in the causal world is known intuitively. (2)

References

  1. The Essence of the Bhagavad Gita, Swami Kriyananda. Chapter 8, “Union with the Absolute Spirit.”
  2. The Essence of the Bhagavad Gita, Swami Kriyananda. Chapter 20, “The Outer and Inner Universe.”