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Gita : Ch-10. Slo--41.

Srimad Bhagavad-Gita :

Chapter-10. ( Vibhuthi-yogam )

Slokam-41. ( Know that all beautiful, glorious, and mighty creations spring from but a spark of My splendor.)

yadyadvibhutimat  sattvam   srimadurjitameva  va

tattadevavagaccha  tvam  mama  tejomsasambhavam.

vibhutimat  srimat  =  (the  one )   which  has  "mahimam"  and  "isvaryam"  ( importance  and  graceful );

urjitam  eva  va  =  ( with ) inner  tattvam ( glory/ essence);

yat  yat  sattvam  tat  tat  =  whatever  present,  all  those  completely;

mama  tejomsasambhavam  eva  =  born  a  part  of   my  tejas (splendor);

tvam   avagaccha  =  you   learn  and  understand  fully.

Lord Krishna speaks in general about His vibhuti or divine, transcendental opulence.

They all are verily manifestations of His spiritual form and are endowed with an infinitesimal measure of His power and splendour.

In the Paingi scripture the same has been stated :-

In particular Brahma, Shiva, Garuda, Emperors of the whole Earth examples such as Bharata and Yudhisthira and great devotees of the Supreme Lord such as Hanuman and Arjuna are minute fractions of the Supreme Lords vibhuti.

Narayana, Rama, Vishnu, Narasingha, etc. are avatars or direct incarnations and expansions of the Supreme Lord Krishna Himself.

In the Gautama section it is mentioned that Krishna is the Supreme Lord in the maximum fullness and His other avatars are expansions of Him.

The seers, sages, the munis, the enlightened, the self-realised, the powerful sons of Manu are all fragments of Lord Krishna's vibhuti.

Others are incarnations of Lord Krishna Humself.

The Bhagavat Purana has declared that sages and seers such as Bhrigu and Brihaspati are fragments and others such as Vamana and Varaha, and Buddha and the like are His avatars with the same power, majesty and potency as Him.

His avatars are transcendental and eternal exactly like Him in potency although of different forms.

Lord Krishna speaks the words mama tejo'msa- sambhavan which means are born from a fraction of His power should be understood to be endowed with a fraction of His splendour and not born from it.

Endowment due to association

Whatever there is in existence that is wonderful, glorious, majestic or magnificent.

Wherever is seen in existence fantastic enthusiasm attended too with great pomp and eclat.

Whoever and however there is in existence that manifests and broadcasts the phenomenal grandeur and sublime glory of the Supreme Lord should be known to be under His direction and an infinitesimal portion of the tejas or power of Lord Krishna's vibhuti or divine, transcendental opulence.

Out of His inconceivable potency all His vibhuti manifest from but a fraction of His power.

Although it is not possible to describe all Lord Krishna's vibhuti or divine, transcendental opulence, still in order to please His devotees,

Lord Krishna concisely reveals that whatever being or object that possesses brilliance, majesty and beauty and is excellently endowed with wisdom, power and might should be known surely to be but a spark of effulgence from Lord Krishna's vibhuti.

Lord Krishna again explains in a sublime and incomparable way to Arjuna who is still eager to hear more about Lord Krishna's vibhuti or divine, transcendental opulence.

Lord Krishna reveals that whatever is glorious, wonderful and majestic that is pre-eminently distinguished by the qualities of grandeur, beauty and power should be known to arise from just a fraction of His almighty splendour.

To be continued  ...


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Srimad Bhagavad-Gita :

Chapter-13. ( Khetra-kshetrajna-vibhaga-yogam )

Slokam- 6&7.


Mahabutaniahankarah  bhuddhiraviyaktameva  ca,

Indriyani dasaikam  ca  panchendriyagocarah.

mahabutani  =  five elements ( Akasam, vayu, agni, jalam,  bhumi. );

ahankaram  =  false ego ( A sense of "karthrutva- bhoktyatva-abhimanam" );

bhuddhi  avyaktam  =  intelligence, vasana;

dhasa  indriyani  =  ten  indriyas;

ekam  =  mind;

pancha  indriya  gocarah  =    five indriya vishayas ( objects : form, sound, taste, smell, touch. ), thus, consisting of 24 tattva-s.


iccha  dveshah  sukam  dukham  samkhatascetana  drutih,

etat  kshetram  samasena  savikaramudahrutam.

etat  kshetram  =  this   kshetram   ( our body  );

iccha  dvesham  sukam  dukkam  = desire, hatred, joy and sorrow;

samkhatah  cetana  drutih  =  samkhatam, cetana,  and druti;

savikaram  =  thus 7 emotions;

samasena  udahrutam  =  briefed  to you Arjuna.

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Gita : Ch-13. Slo-8 to 12. Slokams and combined - Discussion-10.


Srimad Bhagavad-Gita :
Chapter-13.(  ( Kshetra-kshetrajna-vibhaga-yogam )
Slokam-s. 8 to 12.


amanitvamadambhitvam  ahimsa  kshantirarjavam,

acaryopasanam  saucam   sthairyamatmavinigrahah.

amanitvam  =  humility;

adambhitvam  =  pridelessness;

ahimsa  =  nonviolence;

kshantih  =  tolerance;

arjavam  =  simplicity;

acarya-upasanam  =  approaching a bona fide spiritual master;

saucam  =  cleanliness;

sthairyam  =  steadfastness;

atma-vinigrahah  =  control;


indriyartheshu  vairagyam   anahankara  eva  ca,


indriya-artheshu  =  in the matter of the senses;

vairagyam  =  enunciation;

anahankarah  =  being without false egoism;

eva  =  certainly;

ca  =  also;

janma  =  birth;

mrtyu  =  death;

jara  =  old age;

vyadhi  =  disease;

duhkha  =  distress;

dosha  =  fault;

anudarsanam  =  observing;


asaktiranabhishvangah  putradaragrahadishu,

nityam ca  sama-cittatvam  ishtanishtopapattishu.

 asaktih  =  without attachment;


Gita : Ch-2. Slo-56.

Srimad   Bhagavad-Gita :

Chapter-2. ( Samkya-yogam )

Slokam-56. { One who is not disturbed in spite of the threefold miseries, who is not elated when there is happiness, and who is free from attachment, fear and anger, is called a sage of steady mind.}

Duhkheshvanudvignamanah    sukheshu     vigatasprhah,

Vitaragabhayakrodhah   sthitadhirmunirucyate.

duhkheshu  =  in   sorrows;

anudvignamanah  =   one   who  with  steady  mind ( balanced   mind, unshaken  mind, );

sukheshu  vigatasprhah  =  not  interested  in  happiness ( no desire  for happiness );

vitaragabhayakrodhah  muniah  =    free  from  attachments,  fear,  anger,  ( one  )  the muni (  Jnani  );

sthitadhirmunirucyate  =  is  called  as "Sthitah-prajnan" ( A  person   with  above   qualities ).

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