10.1 bhUya Eva mahAbAhO

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Chapter 10

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SlOkam – Original

SrI bhagavAn uvAcha
bhUya Eva mahAbAhO SruNu mE paramam vacha: |
yath thE’haṁ prIyamANAya vakshyAmi hithakAmyayA ||

word-by-word meaning (based on puththUr krishNamAchArya swAmy’s thamizh translation)

mahAbAhO – Oh mighty armed!
prIyamANAya thE – you who are joyful (on hearing my glories)
hitha kAmyayA – for your well-being (of acquiring and nurturing devotion towards me)
bhUya – again
yath paramam vacha Eva – this sublime lecture (elaborating my glories) only
aham vakshyAmi – I am speaking
(thath) mE (paramam vacha) – (that sublime lectur)e of mine
SruNu – listen (carefully)

Simple Translation (based on puththUr krishNamAchArya swAmy’s thamizh translation)

SrI bhagavAn continued speaking – Oh mighty armed! For your well-being (of acquiring and nurturing devotion towards me), I am again speaking to you who are joyful (on hearing my glories) this sublime lecture (elaborating my glories) only. Listen (carefully to that sublime lecture of0 mine.

Rendering based on ALkoNdavilli gOvindhAchArya swAmy’s English translation of gIthA bhAshyam

ŚRĪ BHAGAVĀN Continued:-

Hearken, O of mighty arm! to My sublime speech, which, again, I am about to deliver for the good of you, (My) beloved.’

My beloved, because you become delighted at hearing My greatness. To you then, for your benefit, —viz., to awaken in you loving devotion and fan it to flame,— I shall again sublimely harangue on the amplification of My Greatness. Listen to it with rapt attention.

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