10.13 Ahus thvAm rishaya: sarvE

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Chapter 10

<< Chapter 10 verse 12

SlOkam – Original

Ahus thvAm rishaya: sarvE dhEvarshir nAradhas thathA |
asithO dhEvalO vyAsa: svayam chaiva bravIshi mE ||

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

sarvE rishaya – all sages
thathA – in that manner
dhEvarshi nAradha: – nAradha who is celestial sage
asitha – sage asitha
dhEvala – sage dhEvala
vyAsa: – sage vyAsa
thvAm – yourself
AhU – saying;
svayam  chaiva – and you
mE – to me
bravIshi – declare (in this manner).

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

All sages, nAradha who is celestial sage, sage asitha, sage dhEvala, sage vyAsa and you are all saying in that manner (explained in previous SlOkam); [now] you are declaring the same to me.

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

‘So do declare You, all the Rishis, and Devarshi Nārada, Asita, Devala, Vyāsa (etc). Yourself have (so) declared to Me.’

All the Rishis, who have accurate cognitions of truths, small and great, declare only You as the Constant, Divine Purusha, the Primal Deva, the Unborn, the All-pervading. So likewise, did Devarshi Nārada, and Asita, Devala, and Vyāsa declare:—

“This, Śrī-united Nārāyaṇa, the Resident of the Milk-Ocean, abandons his Serpent-couch and vouchsafes to come to the city of Madhura.”1

‘Where Madhusūdana is, that Dvārakā is blessed. He verily is God Himself; the Ancient is He; He indeed is the visible immemorial Dharma itself. Those indeed, who are versed in the Vedas, and those also who know spiritual truths, declare Kṛishṇa to be the Great-Soul, the Dharma immemorial. Of all purificants, Govinda is said to be the Supreme Purifier. Of all the virtuous, indeed,is He the Virtue, and of all the auspicious things He is the Auspicious. Where in the three worlds resides the Lotus-eyed, the Over-Lord, Hoary Hari, Madhusūdana Himself is He’.2

Similarly: it is stated ‘Where the Archaic, Divine, Param-ātma, Nārāyaṇa is, there all the Kosmos, all the holy waters, all the holy temples are. He is Merit, He is Parabraham, He is Holy Waters, He is the Forest for austerities, where the Devarshis and the Siddhas, and all the hosts of the tapas-wealthy dwell. Where the Primal Lord, the Great Yogi, Madhusūdana is, there resides the merit of merits. Let you not have any doubt as to that.’

‘Kṛishṇa sole, is the Origin and the End of the systems; Kṛishṇa indeed is all this movable and immovable Kosmos.’3

Yourself have declared to Me, as in:—

“Earth, water, fire, air, ether, manas, buddhi and ahaṇkāra constitute My eightfold differentiated Nature’.4 (VII-4)

‘I am the Source of all; and all proceeds (or goes on) through Me’ (X-8).

>> Chapter 10 verse 14

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  1. Harivamśa: 123-62: ‘Esha Narāyaṇaś-Śrīmān’ etc.
  2. Mahā-bhā: Āraṇ: 88-25 to 28.
  3. Mahā-bhā: Āraṇ: 88-25 to 28.
  4. Vide, Table at end of Lect. VII.

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