4.5 bahūni me vyatītāni (Original)

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Chapter 4

<< Chapter 4 verse 4


śrī-bhagavān uvāca
bahūni me vyatītāni
janmāni tava cārjuna
tāny ahaṁ veda sarvāṇi
na tvaṁ vettha paran-tapa

Śrī Bhagavān (Lord Kṛishṇa) replied:-

‘Many births have past for Me; for thee also, Arjuna! I remember them all, but not thou Parantapa!’

This statement: ‘Many births have past for Me’ is an affirmation of the reality of Incarnations, (and therefore it is no illusion or magic). The example (or analogy) of Arjuna intended by the phrase, ‘tavacha‘ (for thee also), is as a proof of that reality. (That is to say, My Incarnation now is as real as your present birth is real, and so the past Incarnations of both of us are real).

The manner the Avatāras take place, the essential nature of the bodies assumed, and the purpose fulfilled by the Avatāras are now explained:—

>> Chapter 4 verse 6

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