18.75 vyAsaprasAdhAth SruthavAn

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Chapter 18

<< Chapter 18 Verse 74

SlOkam – Original

vyAsaprasAdhAth SruthavAn Ethadhguhyam aham param |
yOgam yOgESvarAth krishNAth sAkshAth kathayathas svayam ||

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

vyAsa prasAdhAth – by the grace of vyAsa

(acquiring divine eyes and ears)
Ethath – this
param – ultimate
guhyam yOgam – this secret of yOga
svayam kathayatha: yOgESvarAth krishNa: – from krishNa who has auspicious qualities and who directly spoke
aham – I
sAkshAth SruthavAn – directly heard

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

By the grace of vyAsa, (acquiring divine eyes and ears) I directly heard this ultimate secret of yOga from krishNa who has auspicious qualities and who directly spoke.

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

‘What, direct by Krishna Himself —the Lord of
Yoga,— was narrated, that most Mysterious and Exalted Yoga, I did, by Vyāsa’s blessings, hear.’

By Vyāsa’s blessings = By Vyāsa’s grace, obtaining the divine (or spiritual) eyes and ears.1

That or the Mystery known by the denomination of Yoga:

The Lord of Yoga (Yogeśvara): The Lord, Who is the Treasury of Wisdom, Prowess, Empire, Energy and Power,2 —LORD KṚISHṆA.

What He (Kṛishṇa) in person did discourse, I directly heard (by means of the boon of the clairaudient faculty conferred on me by Vyāsa for the time being).

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  1. These are the preternatural faculties of clairvoyance and clairaudience developed in adepts etc.
  2. Vide verses 6 and 18, Bk. X, where ‘Yoga’ was explained by Rāmānuja as meaning the ‘union’ of divine attributes with Divinity (= the God of Perfect Qualities).

18.75 vyāsa-prasādāc chrutavān (Original)

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Chapter 18

<< Chapter 18 Verse 74

Simple

vyāsa-prasādāc chrutavān
etad guhyam ahaṁ param
yogaṁ yogeśvarāt kṛṣṇāt
sākṣāt kathayataḥ svayam

‘What, direct by Krishna Himself —the Lord of
Yoga,— was narrated, that most Mysterious and Exalted Yoga, I did, by Vyāsa’s blessings, hear.’

By Vyāsa’s blessings = By Vyāsa’s grace, obtaining the divine (or spiritual) eyes and ears.1

That or the Mystery known by the denomination of Yoga:

The Lord of Yoga (Yogeśvara): The Lord, Who is the Treasury of Wisdom, Prowess, Empire, Energy and Power,2 —LORD KṚISHṆA.

What He (Kṛishṇa) in person did discourse, I directly heard (by means of the boon of the clairaudient faculty conferred on me by Vyāsa for the time being).

>> Chapter 18 Verse 76

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

  1. These are the preternatural faculties of clairvoyance and clairaudience developed in adepts etc.
  2. Vide verses 6 and 18, Bk. X, where ‘Yoga’ was explained by Rāmānuja as meaning the ‘union’ of divine attributes with Divinity (= the God of Perfect Qualities).