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18.77 thachcha samsmruthya samsmruthya

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

Chapter 18

<< Chapter 18 Verse 76

SlOkam – Original

thachcha samsmruthya samsmruthya rUpam adhyadhbhutham harE: |
vismayO mE mahAn rAjan hrushyAmi cha puna: puna: ||

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

rAjan – Oh king dhritharAshtra!
harE: thath adhbhutham rUpam – krishNa’s amazing universal form
samsruthya samsruthya cha – thinking about it everytime
mE – for me
mahAn vismaya: – great amazement (occurs)
puna: puna: hrushyAmi cha – I become very blissful again and again

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

Oh king dhritharAshtra! Everytime I think about krishNa’s amazing universal form, great amazement occurs for me; I become very blissful again and again .

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

‘And that, —Hari’s most Miraculous Figure1— strikes me, Great King! with astonishment, the more I recall (it); and again and again do I exult.’

That (kosmic) Figure (or Form) of Hari, the most glorious (or godly=aiśvaram), and marvellous, which was revealed to Arjuna,2 and which I gazed on (with the celestial eye). The more and more I recall it (in my thought) the more filled with rapturous transport I do become. So becoming, I again marvel (at that strange Transcendental Spectacle). Marvelling, I again am transported with delight.

Why expatiate on this topic?

>> Chapter 18 Verse 78

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  1. The Form displayed to Arjuna in the manner described in Book XI.
  2. The Form displayed to Arjuna in the manner described in Book XI.

18.77 tac ca saṁsmṛtya saṁsmṛtya (Original)

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

Chapter 18

<< Chapter 18 Verse 76

Simple

tac ca saṁsmṛtya saṁsmṛtya
rūpam aty-adbhutaṁ hareḥ
vismayo me mahān rājan
hṛṣyāmi ca punaḥ punaḥ

‘And that, —Hari’s most Miraculous Figure1— strikes me, Great King! with astonishment, the more I recall (it); and again and again do I exult.’

That (kosmic) Figure (or Form) of Hari, the most glorious (or godly=aiśvaram), and marvellous, which was revealed to Arjuna,2 and which I gazed on (with the celestial eye). The more and more I recall it (in my thought) the more filled with rapturous transport I do become. So becoming, I again marvel (at that strange Transcendental Spectacle). Marvelling, I again am transported with delight.

Why expatiate on this topic?

>> Chapter 18 Verse 78

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pramANam (scriptures) – http://granthams.koyil.org
pramAthA (preceptors) – http://acharyas.koyil.org
SrIvaishNava education/kids portal – http://pillai.koyil.org

  1. The Form displayed to Arjuna in the manner described in Book XI.
  2. The Form displayed to Arjuna in the manner described in Book XI.