11.4 manyase yadi tac chakyaṁ (Original)

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Chapter 11

<< Chapter 11 verse 3

Simple

manyase yadi tac chakyaṁ
mayā draṣṭum iti prabho
yogeśvara tato me tvaṁ
darśayātmānam avyayam

‘Master1! shouldst Thou deem Me fit to see (the Form), then do Thou, Yogeśvara! reveal Thyself to me in all (things).’

If Thou so thinkest that Thy form, connotative of the Divine functions of ‘all-Creater’, ‘all-Destroyer’, ‘all-Prop’ etc., is fit to be seen by me, then do Thou reveal Thyself to me. Avyayam is an adverb meaning, in entirety.

Yogeśvara!=Lord of Yoga. Yoga=the consensus of Divine attributes: Wisdom, Power, Sovereignty, Energy, Wonder, Glory2, etc., not to be found allied to any other being save Thyself. That Yoga means this is testified to by:

‘See My Sovereign Yoga’ (Gi: XI-8).

To supplicating Arjuna, who was so desirous, and whose voice was convulsive with rapturous emotion, spake the Blessed Lord thus:—

>> Chapter 11 verse 5

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  1. The 35th and 300th name of Vishṇu = the Master of hearts(Prabhu)
  2. These are the Six Primary or
    Principal Attributes (explained elsewhere). Wisdom (Jñāna) = Omniscience; Power (bala) = all-Supporting; Sovereignty (aiśvarya)=all-Ruling; Energy (vīrya) = Exhaustlessness; Wonder (śakti)= miracle-working, and glory (tejas)=all-Overpowering. (Vide Tāt-Chan:p:3). These attributes have also been explained elsewhere.

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