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Gita : Ch-10. Slo-38.

Srimad Bhagavad-Gita :

Chapter-10. ( Vibhuthi-yogam )

Slokam-38. ( Among punishments I am the rod of chastisement, and of those who seek victory, I am morality. Of secret things I am silence, and of the wise I am wisdom.)

dando  damayatamasmi  nitirasmi   jigishatam,

maunam  caivasmi  guhyanam   jnanam  jnanavatamaham.

damayatam  =  of  all  rulers  ( governments );

dandah  asmi  =  Power  of  warning  ( power  of  punshments )  I  am.

jigishatam  niti  asmi  =  of  all  desires  for  Victory's  Moral  Policy  I  am;

guhyanam  maunam  asmi  =  of  all  Secrets,  Silence  ( keep  no  talking )  I  am;

jnanavatam  =  in  Jnani's  (  in  the  wise's );

jnanam  ca  aham  eva  =  Knowledge  I  am.

 Of punishers Lord Krishna's vibhuti or divine, transcendental opulence is the rod of chastisement, the force by which the unruly are controlled.

Of those desirous for success against opponents His vibhuti is diplomacy using the expedients of reconciliation, dissension, bribery and punishment. Of secrets with regard to esoteric and confidential matters His vibhuti is maunam or silence by maintaining nothing is revealed for verily the intention of one who keeps silent cannot be deciphered.

Of the wise His vibhuti is wisdom.

Among the subduing power of rulers, Lord Krishna's vibhuti or divine, transcendental opulence is the power of punishment that keeps the wrongdoers in line.
His vibhuti is that policy which leads to success.

Of secrets His vibhuti is maunam or silence which is inviolable being the master of all secrecy and His vibhuti of the wise is the wisdom of those who are self-realised.

Lord Krishna reveals that of damayatam or chastisers His vibhuti or divine, transcendental opulence is the rod of punishment that punishes those who are infringement of the law.

Of those who seek to succeed in conflict His vibhuti is the expedient policy of reconciliation, dissension, bribery and dominance.

Of all matters concerning secrecy His vibhuti is maunam or silence.

There are many suppressing agents, of which the most important are those that cut down the miscreants.

When miscreants are punished, the rod of chastisement represents Krishna.

Among those who are trying to be victorious in some field of activity, the most victorious element is morality.

Among the confidential activities of hearing, thinking and meditating, silence is most important because by silence one can make progress very quickly.

The wise man is he who can discriminate between matter and spirit, between God's superior and inferior natures.

Such knowledge is Krishna Himself.

To be continued   ....


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Srimad  Bhagavad-Gita :

Chapter-10. ( Vibhuthi-yogam)

Slokam-12 & 13.


arjuna uvaca :

param  brahma  param  dhama  pavitram  paramam  bhavan,

purusham  sasvatam  divyam  adidevamajam  vibhum.

arjuna uvaca :  arjuna  said;

param  brahma  param  dhama  =  supreme  brahmam  and  supreme  place  to  attain (sustenance );

paramam  pavitram  bhavan  =  supreme  and  purest  are  yourself;

tvam  sasvatam  divyam  purusham  =  you  are  the  divine  permanent purushan;

adi-devam-ajam  =  very  first  supreme  lord  and  unborn ( svayambhu );

vibhum  =  all  pervading,  ( said )  as;


ahustvamrshayah  sarve  devarshirnaradastatha,

asito  devalo  vyasah  svayam  caiva  bravishi me.

sarve  rshayah  =  all  rishi-s  and;

tatha  devarshih  naradah  =  also  deva  rishi  narada  and;

asitah  devalah  =  asitan  and  devala;

vyasah  ahu  =  and  vyasa  too  say;

svayam  eva  =  now  you  are  your  own;

me  bravishi  ca  =  also  explained,  ( the  above,  that  way said ) to  me.


Gita : Ch-13. Slo-13. Discussion-3.

Bhagavad-Gita :
Chapter-13. ( Kshetra-kshetrajna-vibhaga-yogam )

Slokam-13. ( I shall now explain the knowable, knowing which you will taste the eternal. This is beginningless, and it is subordinate to Me. It is called Brahmam, the spirit, and it lies beyond the cause and effect of this material world.)

jneyam  yat  tat  pravakshyami  yatjnatvamrtamasnute,

anadimat  param   brahma  na  sat  tannasaducyate.

jneyam  yat  =   (which )  the  one  which  is  to  be  known  ( knowledge );
yat  jnatva  =  ( if  )  that  one  is  known ( knowing  that  knowledge );
amrtam  asnute  =  results  in  gaining  amrtatvm;
tat  pravakshyami  =  that  I  will  tell ( teach )  you;
anadimat  param   brahma  =  that  is  the  beginningless   Para-brahmam  ( the Supreme  abode ) ;
tat  sat  na  asat  na  =  that  either  sat ( cause ) or  asat  ( effect );
ucyate  =  cannot  be  said ( called ).

Discussion -3.
The use of the term innermost self to refer to the brahman does not create any contradiction bec…

Gita : Ch-5. Slo-27 & 28.

(Very important slokam-s, Here Lord narrates the details of meditation)

Srimad Bhagavad-Gita:

Chapter-5. ( Karma-sanyasa-yogam )

Slokam-27 & 28. (  Shutting out all external sense objects, keeping the eyes and vision concentrated between the two eyebrows, suspending the inward and outward breaths within the nostrils—thus controlling the mind, senses and intelligence, the tranecendentalist becomes free from desire, fear and anger. One who is always in this state is certainly liberated.)


Sparsan    krtva    bahirbahyan     cakshuscaivantare     bhruvoh,

pranapanau    samau    krtva     nasabhyantaracarinau.

( 28 ).

Yatendriyamanobuddhiah    muniahmokshaparayanah,

vigatecchabhayakrodhah    yah    sada     mukta    eva    sah.


bahirbahyan     sparsan  =  unnecessary   external    sense     objects,    such    as    sound, etc.;

bahiah    krtva  =   do    not    allowing    to   enter    within,   by    determination,   setting   them    outside;

cakshuah    ca  =  keeping …