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Chapter 7

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Bhagavad Gita 7.1

Sri-Bhagavan uvacakrishna

Mayy asakta-manah partha yogam yunjan mad-asrayah
asamsayam samagram mam yatha jnasyasi tac chrnu

“The Supreme Personality of Godhead said: Now hear, O son of Pritha, how by practicing yoga in full consciousness of Me, with mind attached to Me, you can know Me in full, free from doubt.”

Bhagavad Gita 7.2

Jnanam te ham sa-vijnanam idam vaksyamy asesatah
yaj jnatva neha bhuyo nyaj jnatavyam avasisyate

“I shall now declare unto you in full this knowledge, both phenomenal and numinous. This being known, nothing further shall remain for you to know.”

Bhagavad Gita 7.3

Manushyanam sahasresu kascid yatati siddhaye
yatatam api siddhanam kascin mam vetti tattvatah

“Out of many thousands among men, one may endeavor for perfection, and of those who have achieved perfection, hardly one knows Me in truth.”

Bhagavad Gita 7.4

Bhumir apo nalo vayuh kham mano buddhir eva ca
ahankara itiyam me bhinna prakritir astadha

“Earth, water, fire, air, ether, mind, intelligence and false ego all together these eight constitute My separated material energies.”

Bhagavad Gita 7.5

Apareyam itas tv anyam prakritim viddhi me param
jiva-bhutam maha-baho yayedam dharyate jagat

“Besides these, O mighty-armed Arjuna, there is another, superior energy of Mine, which comprises the living entities who are exploiting the resources of this material, inferior nature.”

Bhagavad Gita 7.6

Etad-yonini bhutani sarvanity upadharaya
aham krtsnasya jagatah prabhavah pralayas tatha

“All created beings have their source in these two natures. Of all that is material and all that is spiritual in this world, know for certain that I am both the origin and the dissolution.”

Bhagavad Gita 7.7

Mattah parataram nanyat kincid asti dhananjaya
mayi sarvam idam protam sutre mani-gana iva

“O conqueror of wealth, there is no truth superior to Me. Everything rests upon Me, as pearls are strung on a thread.”

Bhagavad Gita 7.8

Raso ham apsu kaunteya prabhasmi sasi-suryayoh
pranavah sarva-vedesu shabdah khe paurusam nrsu

“O son of Kunti, I am the taste of water, the light of the sun and the moon, the syllable om in the Vedic mantras; I am the sound in ether and ability in man.”

Bhagavad Gita 7.9

Punyo gandhah prithivyam ca tejas casmi vibhavasau
jivanam sarva-bhutesu tapas casmi tapasvisu

“I am the original fragrance of the earth, and I am the heat in fire. I am the life of all that lives, and I am the penances of all ascetics.”

Bhagavad Gita 7.10

Bijam mam sarva-bhutanam viddhi partha sanatanam
buddhir buddhimatam asmi tejas tejasvinam aham

“O son of Pritha, know that I am the original seed of all existences, the intelligence of the intelligent, and the prowess of all powerful men.”

Bhagavad Gita 7.11

Balam balavatam caham kama-raga-vivarjitam
dharmaviruddho bhutesu kamo smi bharatarsabha

“I am the strength of the strong, devoid of passion and desire. I am sex life which is not contrary to religious principles, O lord of the Bharatas [Arjuna].”

Bhagavad Gita 7.12

Ye caiva sattvika bhava rajasas tamasas ca ye
matta eveti tan viddhi na tv aham tesu te mayi

“Know that all states of being be they of goodness, passion or ignorance are manifested by My energy. I am, in one sense, everything, but I am independent. I am not under the modes of material nature, for they, on the contrary, are within Me.”

Bhagavad Gita 7.13

Tribhir guna-mayair bhavair ebhih sarvam idam jagat
mohitam nabhijanati mam ebhyah param avyayam

“Deluded by the three modes [goodness, passion and ignorance], the whole world does not know Me, who am above the modes and inexhaustible.”

Bhagavad Gita 7.14

Daivi hy esa guna-mayi mama maya duratyaya
mam eva ye prapadyante mayam etam taranti te

“This divine energy of Mine, consisting of the three modes of material nature, is difficult to overcome. But those who have surrendered unto Me can easily cross beyond it.”

Bhagavad Gita 7.15

Na mam duskritino mudhah prapadyante naradhamah
mayayapahrta-jnana asuram bhavam asritah

“Those miscreants who are grossly foolish, who are lowest among mankind, whose knowledge is stolen by illusion, and who partake of the atheistic nature of demons do not surrender unto Me.”

Bhagavad Gita 7.16

Catur-vidha bhajante mam janah sukritino arjuna
arto jijnasur artharthi jnani ca bharatarsabha

“O best among the Bharatas, four kinds of pious men begin to render devotional service unto Me the distressed, the desirer of wealth, the inquisitive, and he who is searching for knowledge of the Absolute.”

Bhagavad Gita 7.17

Tesam jnani nitya-yukta eka-bhaktir visisyate
priyo hi jnanino tyartham aham sa ca mama priyah

“Of these, the one who is in full knowledge and who is always engaged in pure devotional service is the best. For I am very dear to him, and he is dear to Me.”

Bhagavad Gita 7.18

Udarah sarva evaite jnani tv atmaiva me matam
asthitah sa hi yuktatma mam evanuttamam gatim

“All these devotees are undoubtedly magnanimous souls, but he who is situated in knowledge of Me I consider to be just like My own self. Being engaged in My transcendental service, he is sure to attain Me, the highest and most perfect goal.”

Bhagavad Gita 7.19

Bahunam janmanam ante jnanavan mam prapadyate
vasudevah sarvam iti sa mahatma su-durlabhah

“After many births and deaths, he who is actually in knowledge surrenders unto Me, knowing Me to be the cause of all causes and all that is. Such a great soul is very rare.”

Bhagavad Gita 7.20

Kamais tais tair hrta-jnanah prapadyante nya-devatah
tam tam niyamam asthaya prakritya niyatah svaya

“Those whose intelligence has been stolen by material desires surrender unto demigods and follow the particular rules and regulations of worship according to their own natures.”

Bhagavad Gita 7.21

Yo yo yam yam tanum bhaktah shraddhayarcitum icchati
tasya tasyacalam shraddham tam eva vidadhamy aham

“I am in everyones heart as the Supersoul. As soon as one desires to worship some demigod, I make his faith steady so that he can devote himself to that particular deity.”

Bhagavad Gita 7.22

Sa taya shraddhaya yuktas tasyaradhanam ihate
labhate ca tatah kaman mayaiva vihitan hi tan

“Endowed with such a faith, he endeavors to worship a particular demigod and obtains his desires. But in actuality these benefits are bestowed by Me alone.”

Bhagavad Gita 7.23

Antavat tu phalam tesam tad bhavaty alpa-medhasam
devan deva-yajo yanti mad-bhakta yanti mam api

“Men of small intelligence worship the demigods, and their fruits are limited and temporary. Those who worship the demigods go to the planets of the demigods, but My devotees ultimately reach My supreme planet.”

Bhagavad Gita 7.24

Avyaktam vyaktim apannam manyante mam abuddhayah
param bhavam ajananto mamavyayam anuttamam

“Unintelligent men, who do not know Me perfectly, think that I, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Krishna, was impersonal before and have now assumed this personality. Due to their small knowledge, they do not know My higher nature, which is imperishable and supreme.”

Bhagavad Gita 7.25

Naham prakasah sarvasya yoga-maya-samavrtah
mudho yam nabhijanati loko mam ajam avyayam

“I am never manifest to the foolish and unintelligent. For them I am covered by My internal potency, and therefore they do not know that I am unborn and infallible.”

Bhagavad Gita 7.26

Vedaham samatitani vartamanani carjuna
bhavisyani ca bhutani mam tu veda na kascana

“O Arjuna, as the Supreme Personality of Godhead, I know everything that has happened in the past, all that is happening in the present, and all things that are yet to come. I also know all living entities; but Me no one knows.”

Bhagavad Gita 7.27

Iccha-dvesa-samutthena dvandva-mohena bharata
sarva-bhutani sammoham sarge yanti parantapa

“O scion of Bharata, O conqueror of the foe, all living entities are born into delusion, bewildered by dualities arisen from desire and hate.”

Bhagavad Gita 7.28

Yesham tv anta-gatam papam jananam punya-karmanam
te dvandva-moha-nirmukta bhajante mam drdha-vratah

“Persons who have acted piously in previous lives and in this life and whose sinful actions are completely eradicated are freed from the dualities of delusion, and they engage themselves in My service with determination.”

Bhagavad Gita 7.29

Jara-marana-mokshaya mam asritya yatanti ye
te brahma tad viduh krtsnam adhyatmam karma cakhilam

“Intelligent persons who are endeavoring for liberation from old age and death take refuge in Me in devotional service. They are actually Brahman because they entirely know everything about transcendental activities.”

Bhagavad Gita 7.30

Sadhibhutadhidaivam mam sadhiyajnam ca ye viduh
prayana-kale pi ca mam te vidur yukta-cetasah

“Those in full consciousness of Me, who know Me, the Supreme Lord, to be the governing principle of the material manifestation, of the demigods, and of all methods of sacrifice, can understand and know Me, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, even at the time of death.”

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