7.11 balam balavathAm chAham

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Chapter 7

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SlOkam – Original

balam balavathAm chAham kAmarAgavivarjitham |
dharmAvirudhdho bhUthEshu kAmo’smi bharatharushabha ||

word-by-word meaning

bharatha rushabha – Oh best among the descendants of bharatha!
aham – I
balavathAm – of the strong
kAma rAga vivarjitham balam (asmi) – am the strength which keeps them away from lust
bhUthEshu – in all creatures
dharmAvirudhdha: – unconflicting with dharma (virtue)
kAma: asmi – I am the desire

Simple Translation

Oh best among the descendants of bharatha! I am the strength of the strong [persons] which keeps them away from lust. I am the desire which is unconflicting with dharma (virtue) in all creatures.

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

‘And, of the strong, I am the strength, divorced from lust and love. And desire, unconflicting with virtue (dharma), I am, O Chief of Bhāratas!’

All these things of distinguishing qualities are sprung from Me alone. They are My belongings, and constitute My body. Hence they are ever in Me. Hence I am the Sole Existence, they standing to Me in the relation of My predicates.

Things are now viewed in another way:—

>> Chapter 7 verse 12

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