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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