Chapter 11:
The Yoga of  the Universal Form:
On the confrontation with the complete of His reality

Shlokas 5 to 13, 15 to 18, 38 & 39.

 

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shloka 5

srî-bhagavân uvâca
pasya me pârtha rûpâni
sataso 'tha sahasrasah
nânâ-vidhâni divyâni
nânâ-varnâkrtîni ca

The Supreme Lord said: 'O son of Prthâ, behold the hundreds and thousands of the variegated divine of My diverse forms and colors.

shloka 6

pasyâdityân vasûn rudrân
asvinau marutas tathâ
bahûny adrsta-pûrvâni
pasyâscaryâni bhârata

Just see the [twelve] Âditiyas, [eight]Vasus, [eleven] Rudra's, [two] Asvins [demigods for the longevity] , [fourty-nine] Maruts as also the many of all the wonders you did not see before, o best of the Bhârata's.

shloka 7

ihaika-stham jagat krtsnam
pasyâdya sa-carâcaram
mama dehe gudâkesa
yac cânyad drastum icchasi

See here and now the universe completely, all at the same time, with all that moves and not moves, in this body of Mine, o conqueror of sleep, and also whatever else you wish to see.

shloka 8

na tu mâm sakyase drastum
anenaiva sva-caksusâ
divyam dadâmi te caksuh
pasya me yogam aisvaram

But certainly you will never be able to see Me with your normal eyes; divine eyes I give you to perceive My Divine Union.'

shloka 9

sanjaya uvâca
evam uktvâ tato râjan
mahâ-yogesvaro harih
darsayâmâsa pârthâya
paramam rûpam aisvaram

Sanjaya said: "O King, after having spoken thus, the Great Lord of Yoga, the Supreme Personality, showed Arjuna the beyond of the Universal Form.

shloka 10-11

aneka-vaktra-nayanam
anekâdbhuta-darsanam
aneka-divyâbharanam
divyânekodyatâyudham

 divya-mâlyâmbara-dharam
divya-gandhânulepanam
sarvâscaryamayam devam
anantam visvato-mukham

Many mouths, eyes and many diverse wonderful sights, many divine ornaments, and a variety of uplifted weapons, heavenly garlands, the wear of dresses with divine fragrances and ointments, were all wonderful and shining, extending to all sides.

shloka 12

divi sûrya-sahasrasya
bhaved yugapad utthitâ
yadi bhâh sadrsî sâ syâd
bhâsas tasya mahâtmanah

If there were the light of the simultaneous presence of many thousands of suns in the sky, such might resemble the effulgence of Him, the Greatness of the Soul.

shloka 13

atraika-stham jagat krtsnam
pravibhaktam anekadhâ
apasyad deva-devasya
sarîre pândavas tadâ

There Arjuna then could, in the universal form of the God of Gods, see in one the complete universe divided in many.

shloka 15

arjuna uvâca
pasyâmi devâms tava deva dehe
sarvâms tathâ bhûta-visesa-sanghân
brahmânam îsam kamalâsana-stham
rsîms ca sarvân uragâms ca divyân

Arjuna said: 'I see all the gods and all living entities assembled in Your body, o Lord; Lord Brahmâ seated on the lotus and Lord Shiva, and also the great sages and all serpents.

shloka 16

aneka-bâhûdara-vaktra-netram
pasyâmi tvâm sarvato 'nanta-rûpam
nântam na madhyam na punas tavâdim
pasyâmi visvesvara visva-rûpa

Many arms, trunks, mouths and eyes I see, on all sides I see an unlimited form with no end, no middle nor again Your beginning, o Lord of the Universe, o Universal Form.

shloka 17

kirîtinam gadinam cakrinam ca
tejorâsim sarvato dîptimantam
pasyâmi tvâm durnirîksyam samantâd
dîptânalârka-dyutim aprameyam

With crowns, maces and discs and an effulgence on all sides I have difficulty seeing you glowing everywhere as the immeasurable blazing fire of the radiating sun.

shloka 18

tvam aksaram paramam veditavyam
tvam asya visvasya param nidhânam
tvam avyayah sâsvata-dharma-goptâ
sanâtanas tvam puruso mato me

You are to be understood as the Infallible Supreme of this universe, You are the basis of the beyond, You are the inexhaustible maintainer of all religion and the eternal Original Personality You are -that is what I think.

shloka 38

tvam âdi-devah purusah purânas
tvam asya visvasya param nidhânam
vettâsi vedyam ca param ca dhâma
tvayâ tatam visvam ananta-rûpa

You are the original God and person, the oldest of this universe, the transcendental refuge and the knower; You are the knowable, the beyond and the abode, by You the universe is pevaded o infinite form!

shloka 39

vâyur yamo 'gnir varunah sasânkah
prajâpatis tvam prapitâmahas ca
namo namas te 'stu sahasra-krtvah
punas ca bhûyo 'pi namo namas te

You are the controller of the air, the fire, the water and the moon, You are the Brahmâ and the great grandfather, again and again I offer you my respects; a thousand times over and over I offer You My obeisances.

 

           

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Chapter 11:
The Yoga of the Universal Form:
On the confrontation with the complete of His reality.

Verses 5 to 13, 15 to 18, 38 & 39.

Text 5

The Supreme Lord said: 'O son of Prthâ, behold the hundreds and thousands of the variegated divine of My diverse forms and colors.

Text 6

Just see the [twelve] Âditiyas, [eight]Vasus, [eleven] Rudra's, [two] Asvins [demigods for the longevity] , [fourty-nine] Maruts as also the many of all the wonders you did not see before, o best of the Bhârata's.

Text 7

See here and now the universe completely, all at the same time, with all that moves and not moves, in this body of Mine, o conqueror of sleep, and also whatever else you wish to see.

Text 8

But certainly you will never be able to see Me with your normal eyes; divine eyes I give you to perceive My Divine Union.'

Text 9

Sanjaya said: "O King, after having spoken thus, the Great Lord of Yoga, the Supreme Personality, showed Arjuna the beyond of the Universal Form.

Text 10-11

Many mouths, eyes and many diverse wonderful sights, many divine ornaments, and a variety of uplifted weapons, heavenly garlands, the wear of dresses with divine fragrances and ointments, were all wonderful and shining, extending to all sides.

Text 12

If there were the light of the simultaneous presence of many thousands of suns in the sky, such might resemble the effulgence of Him, the Greatness of the Soul.

Text 13

There Arjuna then could, in the universal form of the God of Gods, see in one the complete universe divided in many.

Text 15

Arjuna said: 'I see all the gods and all living entities assembled in Your body, o Lord; Lord Brahmâ seated on the lotus and Lord Shiva, and also the great sages and all serpents.

Text 16

Many arms, trunks, mouths and eyes I see, on all sides I see an unlimited form with no end, no middle nor again Your beginning, o Lord of the Universe, o Universal Form.

Text 17

With crowns, maces and discs and an effulgence on all sides I have difficulty seeing you glowing everywhere as the immeasurable blazing fire of the radiating sun.

Text 18

You are to be understood as the Infallible Supreme of this universe, You are the basis of the beyond, You are the inexhaustible maintainer of all religion and the eternal Original Personality You are -that is what I think.

Text 38

You are the original God and person, the oldest of this universe, the transcendental refuge and the knower; You are the knowable, the beyond and the abode, by You the universe is pevaded o infinite form!

Text 39

You are the controller of the air, the fire, the water and the moon, You are the Brahmâ and the great grandfather, again and again I offer you my respects; a thousand times over and over I offer You My obeisances.

Complete version of this chapter (11) in Sanskrit, word-for-word and translation

 

     

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