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Chapter 10

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Bhagavad Gita 10.1

Sri-Bhagavan uvacakrishna

Bhuya eva maha-baho shrinu me paramam vacah
yat te ham priyamanaya vaksyami hita-kamyaya

“The Supreme Personality of Godhead said: Listen again, O mighty-armed Arjuna. Because you are My dear friend, for your benefit I shall speak to you further, giving knowledge that is better than what I have already explained.”

Bhagavad Gita 10.2

Na me viduh sura-ganah prabhavam na maharsayah
aham adir hi devanam maharsinam ca sarvasah

“Neither the hosts of demigods nor the great sages know My origin or opulences, for, in every respect, I am the source of the demigods and sages.”

Bhagavad Gita 10.3

Yo mam ajam anadim ca vetti loka-maheshvaram
asammudhah sa martyesu sarva-papaih pramucyate

“He who knows Me as the unborn, as the beginningless, as the Supreme Lord of all the worlds he only, undeluded among men, is freed from all sins.”

Bhagavad Gita 10.4, 10.5

Buddhir jnanam asammohah ksama satyam damah samah
sukham duhkham bhavo bhavo bhayam cabhayam eva ca

Ahimsa samata tustis tapo danam yaso yasah
bhavanti bhava bhutanam matta eva prithag-vidhah

“Intelligence, knowledge, freedom from doubt and delusion, forgiveness, truthfulness, control of the senses, control of the mind, happiness and distress, birth, death, fear, fearlessness, nonviolence, equanimity, satisfaction, austerity, charity, fame and infamy all these various qualities of living beings are created by Me alone.”

Bhagavad Gita 10.6

Maharsayah sapta purve catvaro manavas tatha
mad-bhava manasa jata yesham loka imah prajah

“The seven great sages and before them the four other great sages and the Manus [progenitors of mankind] come from Me, born from My mind, and all the living beings populating the various planets descend from them.”

Bhagavad Gita 10.7

Etam vibhutim yogam ca mama yo vetti tattvatah
so vikalpena yogena yujyate natra samsayah

“One who is factually convinced of this opulence and mystic power of Mine engages in unalloyed devotional service; of this there is no doubt.”

Bhagavad Gita 10.8

Aham sarvasya prabhavo mattah sarvam pravartate
iti matva bhajante mam budha bhava-samanvitah

“I am the source of all spiritual and material worlds. Everything emanates from Me. The wise who perfectly know this engage in My devotional service and worship Me with all their hearts.”

Bhagavad Gita 10.9

Mac-citta mad-gata-prana bodhayantah parasparam
kathayantas ca mam nityam tusyanti ca ramanti ca

“The thoughts of My pure devotees dwell in Me, their lives are fully devoted to My service, and they derive great satisfaction and bliss from always enlightening one another and conversing about Me.”

Bhagavad Gita 10.10

Tesam satata-yuktanam bhajatam priti-purvakam
dadami buddhi-yogam tam yena mam upayanti te

“To those who are constantly devoted to serving Me with love, I give the understanding by which they can come to Me.”

Bhagavad Gita 10.11

Tesam evanukampartham aham ajnana-jam tamah
nasayamy atma-bhava-stho jnana-dipena bhasvata

“To show them special mercy, I, dwelling in their hearts, destroy with the shining lamp of knowledge the darkness born of ignorance.”

Bhagavad Gita 10.12, 10.13

arjArjuna uvaca

param brahma param dhama pavitram paramam bhavan
purusham sasvatam divyam adi-devam ajam vibhum

ahus tvam rsayah sarve devarsir naradas tatha
asito devalo vyasah svayam caiva bravisi me

“Arjuna said: You are the Supreme Personality of Godhead, the ultimate abode, the purest, the Absolute Truth. You are the eternal, transcendental, original person, the unborn, the greatest. All the great sages such as Narada, Asita, Devala and Vyasa confirm this truth about You, and now You Yourself are declaring it to me.”

Bhagavad Gita 10.14

Sarvam etad rtam manye yan mam vadasi keshava
na hi te bhagavan vyaktim vidur deva na danavah

“O Krishna, I totally accept as truth all that You have told me. Neither the demigods nor the demons, O Lord, can understand Your personality.”

Bhagavad Gita 10.15

Svayam evatmanatmanam vettha tvam purushottama
bhuta-bhavana bhutesa deva-deva jagat-pate

“Indeed, You alone know Yourself by Your own internal potency, O Supreme Person, origin of all, Lord of all beings, God of gods, Lord of the universe!”

Bhagavad Gita 10.16

Vaktum arhasy asesena divya hy atma-vibhutayah
yabhir vibhutibhir lokan imams tvam vyapya tisthasi

“Please tell me in detail of Your divine opulences by which You pervade all these worlds.”

Bhagavad Gita 10.17

Katham vidyam aham yogims tvam sada paricintayan
kesu kesu ca bhavesu cintyo si bhagavan maya

“O Krishna, O supreme mystic, how shall I constantly think of You, and how shall I know You? In what various forms are You to be remembered, O Supreme Personality of Godhead?”

Bhagavad Gita 10.18

Vistarenatmano yogam vibhutim ca janardana
bhuyah kathaya trptir hi shrinvato nasti me mrtam

“O Janardana, again please describe in detail the mystic power of Your opulences. I am never satiated in hearing about You, for the more I hear the more I want to taste the nectar of Your words.”

Bhagavad Gita 10.19

Sri-Bhagavan uvacakrishna

Hanta te kathayisyami divya hy atma-vibhutayah
pradhanyatah kuru-srestha nasty anto vistarasya me

“The Supreme Personality of Godhead said: Yes, I will tell you of My splendorous manifestations, but only of those which are prominent, O Arjuna, for My opulence is limitless.”

Bhagavad Gita 10.20

Aham atma gudakesha sarva-bhutasaya-sthitah
aham adis ca madhyam ca bhutanam anta eva ca

“I am the Supersoul, O Arjuna, seated in the hearts of all living entities. I am the beginning, the middle and the end of all beings.”

Bhagavad Gita 10.21

Adityanam aham vishnur jyotisam ravir amsuman
maricir marutam asmi nakshatranam aham sasi

“Of the Adityas I am Vishnu, of lights I am the radiant sun, of the Maruts I am Marici, and among the stars I am the moon.”

Bhagavad Gita 10.22

Vedanam sama-vedo smi devanam asmi vasavah
indriyanam manas casmi bhutanam asmi cetana

“Of the Vedas I am the Sama Veda; of the demigods I am Indra, the king of heaven; of the senses I am the mind; and in living beings I am the living force [consciousness].”

Bhagavad Gita 10.23

Rudranam sankaras casmi vitteso yaksha-rakshasam
vasunam pavakas casmi meruh sikharinam aham

“Of all the Rudras I am Lord Shiva, of the Yakshas and Rakshasas I am the Lord of wealth [Kuvera], of the Vasus I am fire [Agni], and of mountains I am Meru.”

Bhagavad Gita 10.24

Purodhasam ca mukhyam mam viddhi partha brihaspatim
senaninam aham skandah sarasam asmi sagarah

“Of priests, O Arjuna, know Me to be the chief, Brihaspati. Of generals I am Kartikeya, and of bodies of water I am the ocean.”

Bhagavad Gita 10.25

Maharsinam bhrgur aham giram asmy ekam aksharam
yajnanam japa-yajno smi sthavaranam himalayah

“Of the great sages I am Bhrgu; of vibrations I am the transcendental om. Of sacrifices I am the chanting of the holy names [japa], and of immovable things I am the Himalayas.”

Bhagavad Gita 10.26

Ashvatthah sarva-vrksanam devarsinam ca naradah
gandharvanam citrarathah siddhanam kapilo munih

“Of all trees I am the banyan tree, and of the sages among the demigods I am Narada. Of the Gandharvas I am Citraratha, and among perfected beings I am the sage Kapila.”

Bhagavad Gita 10.27

Uccaihsravasam asvanam viddhi mam amrtodbhavam
airavatam gajendranam naranam ca naradhipam

“Of horses know Me to be Uccaihsrava, produced during the churning of the ocean for nectar. Of lordly elephants I am Airavata, and among men I am the monarch.”

Bhagavad Gita 10.28

Ayudhanam aham vajram dhenunam asmi kamadhuk
prajanas casmi kandarpah sarpanam asmi vasukih

“Of weapons I am the thunderbolt; among cows I am the surabhi. Of causes for procreation I am Kandarpa, the god of love, and of serpents I am Vasuki.”

Bhagavad Gita 10.29

Anantas casmi naganam varuno yadasam aham
pitrnam aryama casmi yamah samyamatam aham

“Of the many-hooded Nagas I am Ananta, and among the aquatics I am the demigod Varuna. Of departed ancestors I am Aryama, and among the dispensers of law I am Yama, the lord of death.”

Bhagavad Gita 10.30

Prahladas casmi daityanam kalah kalayatam aham
mrganam ca mrgendro ham vainateyas ca paksinam

“Among the Daitya demons I am the devoted Prahlada, among subduers I am time, among beasts I am the lion, and among birds I am Garuda.”

Bhagavad Gita 10.31

Pavanah pavatam asmi ramah shastra-bhrtam aham
jhasanam makaras casmi srotasam asmi jahnavi

“Of purifiers I am the wind, of the wielders of weapons I am Rama, of fishes I am the shark, and of flowing rivers I am the Ganges.”

Bhagavad Gita 10.32

Sarganam adir antas ca madhyam caivaham arjuna
adhyatma-vidya vidyanam vadah pravadatam aham

“Of all creations I am the beginning and the end and also the middle, O Arjuna. Of all sciences I am the spiritual science of the self, and among logicians I am the conclusive truth.”

Bhagavad Gita 10.33

Aksharanam a-karo smi dvandvah samasikasya ca
aham evakshayah kalo dhataham vishvato-mukhah

“Of letters I am the letter A, and among compound words I am the dual compound. I am also inexhaustible time, and of creators I am Brahma.”

Bhagavad Gita 10.34

Mrityuh sarva-haras caham udbhavas ca bhavisyatam
kirtih srir vak ca narinam smritir medha dhrtih ksama

“I am all-devouring death, and I am the generating principle of all that is yet to be. Among women I am fame, fortune, fine speech, memory, intelligence, steadfastness and patience.”

Bhagavad Gita 10.35

Brihat-sama tatha samnam gayatri chandasam aham
masanam marga-sirso ham rtunam kusumakarah

“Of the hymns in the Sama Veda I am the Brihat-sama, and of poetry I am the Gayatri. Of months I am Margasirsa [November-December], and of seasons I am flower-bearing spring.”

Bhagavad Gita 10.36

Dyutam chalayatam asmi tejas tejasvinam aham
jayo smi vyavasayo smi sattvam sattvavatam aham

“I am also the gambling of cheats, and of the splendid I am the splendor. I am victory, I am adventure, and I am the strength of the strong.”

Bhagavad Gita 10.37

Vrsninam vasudevo smi pandavanam dhananjayah
muninam apy aham vyasah kavinam usana kavih

“Of the descendants of Vrishni I am Vasudeva, and of the Pandavas I am Arjuna. Of the sages I am Vyasa, and among great thinkers I am Usana.”

Bhagavad Gita 10.38

Dando damayatam asmi nitir asmi jigisatam
maunam caivasmi guhyanam jnanam jnanavatam aham

“Among all means of suppressing lawlessness I am punishment, and of those who seek victory I am morality. Of secret things I am silence, and of the wise I am the wisdom.”

Bhagavad Gita 10.39

Yac capi sarva-bhutanam bijam tad aham arjuna
na tad asti vina yat syan maya bhutam caracaram

“Furthermore, O Arjuna, I am the generating seed of all existences. There is no being moving or nonmoving that can exist without Me.”

Bhagavad Gita 10.40

Nanto sti mama divyanam vibhutinam parantapa
esa tuddesatah prokto vibhuter vistaro maya

“O mighty conqueror of enemies, there is no end to My divine manifestations. What I have spoken to you is but a mere indication of My infinite opulences.”

Bhagavad Gita 10.41

Yad yad vibhutimat sattvam srimad urjitam eva va
tat tad evavagaccha tvam mama tejo-msa-sambhavam

“Know that all opulent, beautiful and glorious creations spring from but a spark of My splendor.”

Bhagavad Gita 10.42

Atha va bahunaitena kim jnatena tavarjuna
vistabhyaham idam krtsnam ekamsena sthito jagat

“But what need is there, Arjuna, for all this detailed knowledge? With a single fragment of Myself I pervade and support this entire universe.”

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