10.19 hanta te kathayiṣyāmi (Original)

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Chapter 10

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śrī-bhagavān uvāca
hanta te kathayiṣyāmi
divyā hy ātma-vibhūtayaḥ
prādhānyataḥ kuru-śreṣṭha
nāsty anto vistarasya me

Śrī Bhagavān responded thus:—

‘So be it, Kuru-Chief! I will unfold to Thee My blessed glories, in their salient points; (for) there is no end to My Infinity.’

O, Chief of Kurus! My glories are illustrious. By salient features are meant those prominent expressions of My glories as will be declared in:

‘I am, of the household priests, the Chief etc.,’ (Gītā X-24). A few important instances alone in the world, I am going to cite; for it would not be possible to tell all, or hear all, as they (the glories) are exhaustless.

By vibūtitva is meant the being governed (i.e., all the Kosmos is under His government), for after stating that ‘Decision etc.,’ (Gītā, X-4) of beings, —their manifold dispositions— all ‘come forth from Me alone’, it was then declared:

‘Whoso comprehends the truth of My Vibhūti and Yoga etc.’ (Gītā, X-7).

Similarly, to show that by the term Yoga, the being the Creator etc., was meant, and by the term Vibhūti, the governance of such creation by that (Creator), the verse:

‘I am the Origin of all, from Me all operates. So do the wise know Me, and, with thoughts steeped in devotion, worship Me ’ (Gītā: X-8), undertook.

That the Powers of the Lord connoted by the term Yoga, viz: the Ruling of all creatures —or their Governance— is displayed by His abidance in every creature as its Soul, and that that term also connotes the function of the Lord as the Creator, the Protector, and the Destroyer of all, is now clearly declared (thus):

>> Chapter 10 verse 20

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