Gita : Ch-11. Slo-8.



Srimad Bhagavad-Gita :

Chapter-11. (Visvarupa-darsana-yogam)

Slokam-8. ( But you cannot see Me with your present eyes. Therefore I give to you divine eyes by which you can behold My mystic opulence. )

na tu mam sakyase drashtum anenaiva svacakshusa,


divyam dadami te cakshuh pasya me yogamaisvaram.


tu anena svacakshusa eva  =  but  with  your  external  ( physical / biological )  eyes  only;

mam drashtum na sakyase  =  you  cannot  see  Me;

te divyam cakshuh dadami  =  I  will  give  you  Divine Eyes;

me aisvaram yogam pasya  =  now  you  see  My  Visvarupam  ( the  Aisvara-yogam ).  


The previous entreating from Arjuna regarding his worthiness to view the universal form is being answered here.

Lord Krishna confirms that His visvarupa or divine universal form is not material but is purely spiritual so He will have to give Arjuna divine sight, the celestial vision to behold the phenomenal wonder of His transcendental universal form which will manifest unlimited marvellous things that have never manifested before and unlimited wonderful things that are yet to manifest in the future.


Concerning the assurance of whether or not he is capable of beholding the visvarupa or divine universal form, Lord Krishna informs Arjuna that he is not able to see His almighty visvarupa with his present eyes which are only habituated to seeing material objects within limited dimensions.

So the Supreme Lord by His power of unparalleled transcendence bestows upon him celestial vision to see the divine universal form.

This power is completely able to make the impossible fully possible.


 Lord Krishna is exclaiming to behold His cosmic glory as all existence is contained within a small space of His visvarupa or divine universal form.

But He instructs Arjuna that with his physical eyes which are limited and only conditioned to see mundane material objects, he will not be able to have its transcendental vision which is fantastic, phenomenal and beyond measure and comparison.

Because of this limitation Lord Krishna confers upon him divyam or spiritual vision making his eyes capable of seeing the universal form.

Lord Krishna states pasya me yogam aisvaram or behold His almighty, transcendental mystic opulence.

The word aisvaram means unparalleled, extraordinary opulence.

The word yogam denotes the assemblage and conglomeration of all divine qualities and attributes such as omniscience, omnipotence, omnipresence, etc.

It also denotes the refuge and embodiment of all displayed and as yet to be displayed magnificent opulence.

To be continued  ....


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