Gems of bhagavad gita chapter. 11

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In this chapter, Lord Krishna reveals his cosmic form to Arjuna. Arjuna describes the all encompassing form of God & upon questioning was told that the present form is that of the destroyer of the world.

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Gems of bhagavad gita chapter. 11

  1. 1. Gems of Bhagavad Gita T. K. G. NAMBOODHIRI THIRUVALLA, KERALA INDIA
  2. 2. BHAGAVAD GITA – THE DIVINE SONG-An Introduction  Bhagavad Gita-Part of the Sanskrit Epic Mahabhaaratha.(200 BC to 200 AD)  700 verses in 18 chapters.  A conversation between Lord Krishna and his close friend Arjuna in the middle of the battlefield just before the start of the Kurukshetra battle.  Arjuna loses his heart and refuses to fight his teachers and relatives, and Krishna revives him by his wise words of wisdom. TKG Namboodhiri
  3. 3. Gems of Bhagavad Gita CHAPTER 11 VISWAROOPADARSANA YOGA THE YOGA OF THE VISION OF THE COSMIC FORM TKG Namboodhiri
  4. 4. Gems of Bhagavad Gita ARJUNA UVAACHA: BHAVAAPYAYOW HI BHOOTHAANAAM SRUTHOW VISTHARASO MAYAA, THWATHTHAH KAMALA PATHRAAKSHA MAAHAATHMYAMAPI CHAAVYAYAM. (11.2) Arjuna said: I have heard from You at length about the birth & dissolution of beings, as also your immutable grandeur. TKG Namboodhiri
  5. 5. Gems of Bhagavad Gita E’VAME’THADYATHAATHTHA THWAMAATHMAANAM PARAME’SWARA, DRISHTWWAAMICHAAMI THE’ ROOPAMAISWARAM PURUSHOTHAMA. (11.3) Supreme Lord, I would like to see your divine & lordly form, as you have described yourself. TKG Namboodhiri
  6. 6. Gems of Bhagavad Gita MANYASE’ YADI THACHCHAKYAM MAYAA DRISHTUMITHI PRABHO, YOGE’SWARA THATHO ME’ THWAM DARSAYAATHMAANAMAVYAYAM. (11.4) If you think, Lord, that I may see it, then, Master of Yoga, reveal to me that immutable self of yours. TKG Namboodhiri
  7. 7. Gems of Bhagavad Gita SRI BHAGAVAANUVAACHA: PASYA ME’ PAARTHA ROOPAANI SATHASO ATHA SAHASRASAH, NAANAAVIDHAANI DIVYAANI NAANAAVARNAAKRITHEENI CHA. (11.5) Behold then, Arjuna, hundreds of My forms, nay, thousands, varied, divine, variously coloured & shaped. TKG Namboodhiri
  8. 8. Gems of Bhagavad Gita NA THU MAAM SAKYASE’ DRISHTUMANE’NAIVA SWA CHAKSHUSHAA, DIVYAM DADAAMI THE’ CHAKSHUH PASYA ME’ YOGAMAISWARAM. (11.8) You, however, cannot see Me with this eyes of yours. I shall give you a divine eye. Behold My sovereign Yoga. TKG Namboodhiri
  9. 9. Gems of Bhagavad Gita SANJAY UVAACHA: E’VAMUKTHWAA THATHO RAAJAN MAHAYOGE’SWARO HARIH, DARSAYAAMAASA PAARTHAAYA PARAMAM ROOPAMAISWARAM. (11.9) Sanjaya (the courtesan) said (to King Dritharaashtra): Then, thus speaking, O King, Hari, the great master of Yoga, revealed to Arjuna a transcendent & sovereign form TKG Namboodhiri
  10. 10. Gems of Bhagavad Gita DIVI SURYASAHASRASYA BHAVE’DYUGAPADUTHITHAA YADI BHAH SADRISEE SA SYAAD BHAASASTHASYA MAHAATHMANAH. (11.12) If in the firmament, i.e. in the sky, the simultaneous splendour of a thousand suns were to explode, it will have a semblance to that of that mighty cosmic form. TKG Namboodhiri
  11. 11. Gems of Bhagavad Gita THATHAH SA VISMAYAAVISHTO HRISHTAROMO DHANANJAYAH, PRANAMYA SIRASAA DE’VAM KRITHAANJALIRABHAASHATHA. (11.14) Then, filled with amazement & with hairs standing on end, Arjuna spoke to the Lord, his head bent & hands folded TKG Namboodhiri
  12. 12. Gems of Bhagavad Gita ARJUNA UVAACHA: PASYAAMI DE’VAAMSTHAVA DE’VA DE’HE’ SARVAAM STHATHAA BHOOTHAVISHE’SHASANGHAAN, BRAHMAANAMEESAM KAMALAASANASTHAM HRISHEEMSCHA SARVAANURAGAAMSCHA DIVYAAN. (11.15). Lord! In Your body I see all gods, as also groups of contingent beings, the mighty Brahma seated in the lotus, all the seers, & all the celestial serpents. TKG Namboodhiri
  13. 13. Gems of Bhagavad Gita ANE’KABAAHOODARAVAKTHRANE’THRAM PASYAAMI THWAM SARVATHO ANANTHAROOPAM, NAANTHAM NA MADHYAM NA PUNASTHAVAADEEM PASYANTHI VISWE’SWARA VISWAROOPA. (11.16) I behold You with many hands, bellies, faces, & eyes, with a form infinite in all directions. I see no end, middle or beginning for You, the Lord of the Universe TKG Namboodhiri
  14. 14. Gems of Bhagavad Gita ANAADIMADHYAANTHAMANANTHAVEERYAM ANATHABAAHUM SASISURYANETHRAM, PASYAAMI THWAAM DEEPTHAHUTHAASA VAKTHRAM SWATHE’JASA VISWAMIDAM THAPANTHAM. (11.19) I see You without any beginning, middle or end, endowed with inexhaustible energy, & numberless arms, with the sun & moon for your eyes, blazing fire for your face, & burning the universe with your radiance. TKG Namboodhiri
  15. 15. Gems of Bhagavad Gita ROOPAM MAHATHTHE’ BAHUVAKTHANE’THRAM MAHAABAAHO BAHUBAAHUURUPAADAM, BAHUUDARAM BAHUDAMSHTRAAKARAALAM DRISHTWAA LOKAAH PRAVYATHITHAASTHATHAAHAM. (11.23) Seeing your immense form with its many mouths & eyes, Mighty-armed! Your many arms, thighs & feet, & bellies, & many terrifying tusks, the many worlds are frightened, & so am I TKG Namboodhiri
  16. 16. Gems of Bhagavad Gita DAMSHTRAAKARAALAANI CHA THE’ MUKHAANI DRISHTWAIVA KAALAANALASANNIBHAANI, DISO NA JAANE’ NA LABHE’ CHA SARMMA PRASEEDA DE’VE’SA JAGANNIVAASA. (11.25) On seeing Your terrifying mouths with tusks, glowing like the all-consuming fire of Time, I can’t find my bearings: I can’t find peace. Be gracious, God of gods! Abode of worlds! TKG Namboodhiri
  17. 17. Gems of Bhagavad Gita YATHAA NADEENAAM BAHAVO AMBUVE’GAAH SAMUDRAME’VAABHIMUKHA DRAVANTHI, THATHAA THAVAAMEE NARALOKAVEERAA VISANTHI VAKTHRAANYABHIVIJWALANTHI. (11.28) As the multitude of streams of rivers rush towards the sea, so these heroes among men standing on the battlefield enter your blazing mouths. TKG Namboodhiri
  18. 18. Gems of Bhagavad Gita AAKHYAAHI ME’ KO BHAVAANUGRAROOPO NAMOSTHUTHE’ DE’VAVARA PRASEEDA, VIJNAATHUM ICHCHAAMI BHAVANTHAMAADYAM NA HEE PRAJAANAAMI THAVA PRAVRITHIM. (11.31) Tell me who You are with the awesome form. Salutations to You, Chief of the gods! Be gracious. I wish to know you, the primordial Being, for I understand not the nature of Your activity TKG Namboodhiri
  19. 19. Gems of Bhagavad Gita SREE BHAGAVAAN UVAACHA: KAALO ASMI LOKAKSHAYAKRITH PRAVRIDHO LOKAAN SAMAAHARTHUMIHA PRAVRITHTHAH, RITHE’ API THWAAM NA BHAVISHYANTHI SARVE’ YE AVASTHITHAAH PRATHYANIKE’SHU YODHAAH. (11.32) The Blessed Lord said: I am the Dominant Time, wreaking the dissolution of the world. Here I am active, gathering the worlds unto Me. Even without you, these warriors marshalled in these opposing forces will cease to be. TKG Namboodhiri
  20. 20. Gems of Bhagavad Gita SUDURDDARSAMIDAM ROOPAM DRISHTAVAANASI YANMAMA, DE’VAA APYASYA ROOPASYA NITHYAM DARSANAKAAMKSHINAH. (11.52) This form of Mine, extremely hard to behold, which you have seen, even the gods perpetually crave to see. TKG Namboodhiri
  21. 21. Gems of Bhagavad Gita NAAHAM VE’DAIRNNA THAPASAA NA DAANE’NA NA CHE’JYAYAA, SAKYA EVAM VIDHO DRISHTUM DRISHTAVAANASI MAAM YATHAA. (11.53) Not by the Vedas, nor by penance, nor by gifts, nor by sacrifice, may I be seen thus, as you have. TKG Namboodhiri
  22. 22. Gems of Bhagavad Gita BHAKTHYAA THWANANYAYAA SAKYA AHAME’VAMVIDHO ARJUNA, JNAATHUM DRISHTUM CHA THATHWE’NA PRAVE’SHTUM CHA PARANTHAPA. (11.54) Valiant Arjuna, only through single-minded devotion My Universal Form can be seen, known in essence, and even merge with me. TKG Namboodhiri
  23. 23. Gems of Bhagavad Gita MATHKARMAKRINMATHPARAMO MADBHAKTHAH SANGAVARJITHAH, NIRVAIRAH SARVABHOOTHE’SHU YAH SA MAAME’THI PANDAVA. (11.55) Arjuna, he who performs all his duties for My sake, depends on Me, is devoted to Me, & who is free from attachment & malice towards all beings, surely merges with Me. TKG Namboodhiri

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