Chapter 11 – viSvarUpa sandarSana yOga or The Book of Kosmic Vision

SrI:  SrImathE SatakOpAya nama:  SrImathE rAmAnujAya nama:  SrImath varavaramunayE nama:

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AUM

ŚRI BHAGAVAD-GĪTĀ

WITH

SRI RĀMĀNUJA’S VIŚISHTĀDVAITA COMMENTARY

THE ELEVENTH LECTURE,

NAMED,

VIŚVARŪPA-SANDARŚANA-YOGA

OR

THE BOOK OF KOSMIC VISION

PROEM

THUS, in order to kindle affection for the Divine (bhakti) and inflame the same, the nature of Divinity as ensouling all things, accompanied with the expression of the multitude of blessed Divine attributes, —unique, and essentially characterising that Divine nature— was dwelt upon; and that contingent on such Nature, the relation to It as body, of all the differing natures viz., the sum of Intelligent (chit) and Non-intelligent (achit) entities, and their derivation from Divine Nature, of their very substance, being and movement, were also dwelt on.

Having heard thus from the Blessed Lord Himself, the singularity of Divine Nature, and the dependence of all things on Him for their very being, living and moving, Arjuna brought home to himself the conviction that such was the truth; but desirous of perceptually demonstrating to himself the same, Arjuna queries again:

[Conformable to Arjuna’s desire, he is going to sight Divinity, as will be apparent further on in verse:

‘All-wonderful, Resplendent, Infinite, All-faced (Gi: XI-II).

‘The whole Kosmos located There in a part, and diversifiedly manifold’ (Gi: XI-13).]

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