Bhagavad Gita Clarified
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In all respects I am the source of the gods and the sages [10.2].
I am unborn and without a beginning. I am the Supreme Lord of the worlds [cf 10.3].
Intelligence, knowledge, forbearance, truth, calmness, pleasure arise from Me [cf 10.4].
Equanimity, charity, obloquy, they arise from Me [cf 10.5].
From sages of My mind have spring all the creatures [cf 10.6].
From Me all things evolve [10.8].
The wise know and heart-worship Me [10.8].
Enlightening one another about Me, the wise derive delight [10.9].
I bestow the yoga of understanding on those devoted to Me, and by it they come to Me [10.10].
Dwelling in their hearts, the shining lamp of wisdom [cf 10.11].
Arjuna: Neither the gods nor the demons know Your manifestations [10.14].
Arjuna: You pervade all the worlds [10.16].
Arjuna: Speak ambrosial words [10.18].
There is no limit to my extent. So I tell just of my pre-eminent attributes [10.19].
I am the Self in the hearts of all [10.20].
I am the sun and the moon, I am Indra and intelligence, and Shiva [10.21-23].
I am the chief and the ocean [10.24].
I am the sage Bhrigu and Om of japa [10.25].
I am the very best among the horses and elephants [cf 10.27].
I am the thunderbold of weapons, Ananta and Varuna, and the lion [10.28-30].
I am Rama, and the half-dolphin, the Makara [cf 10.31].
I am the Science of the Self [10.32].
I am reason [10.32].
I am inexhaustible Time [10.33].
I am all-seizing Death, Memory, and Forbearance [10.34].
I am the flowery spring [10.35].
I am (the guna) sattva [10. 36].
I am Vasudeva, I am Arjuna and Vyasa [10.37].
Of the wise I am the wisdom [10.38].
I am the seed of all beings [10.39].
No being can exist without me [10.39].
There is no end to My divine manifestations [10.40].
Whatever being exists anywhere, it has sprung from My splendour [10.41].
With a single fraction of Myself I stand supporting the whole universe [10.42].
Arjuna: "Lotus-eyed Lord, you have declared yourself to be the origin and dissolution of beings."* [11.2-3].
Arjuna: "You are the Supreme Being, Mighty One [cf 11.15,18].
Arjuna: "When I look on your blazing form, shining in many colours, I find neither courage nor peace!" [cf 11.24].
Arjuna: "Some are seen caught between your teeth, their heads crushed to powder." [cf 11.26-27].
Arjuna's soul is troubled [cf 11.31].
Arjuna: "You are the Father of the world, you of incomparable might? You of a thousand arms." [cf 11.43, 45-46].
Arjuna: "I now feel composed." [11.51].
Arjuna: "Abode of the universe, you of infinite form, you are wind and death [cf 11.37-39].
Behold many wonders [cf 11.6].
I am world-destroying, slaying [cf 11.32].
Enjoy an opulent kingdom [11.33].
Even the gods are ever eager to see this form which you have now seen [11.52-53].
Who does My work without hatred, becomes one [cf 11.55].
Arjuna: "Who have the greater knowledge of yoga?" [cf 12.1].
Those who have fixed their minds on Me, and worship Me, do I hold to be perfect [cf 12.2].
Some of even mind worship the Imperishable, the Omnipresent, Immutable, the Unchanging The task of those whose minds are set on the Unmanifest is more difficult. [cf 12.3-4; 5].
Attain welfare [cf 12.3-4].
[Kutastha means Who dwells in maya as its Witness - cf. NOTE to v. 3-4].
Those who consecrate all their actions to Me, as the Supreme Goal, meditating on Me, whose minds are thus absorbed in Me [cf 12.6-7].
Fix your mind on Me, on Me alone, and in Me alone you will live [12.8].
Unable to fix your mind steadily on Me, seek to reach Me by constant practice [cf 12.9].
Incapable of constant practice, devote yourself to My service [12.10].
Otherwise, be self-controlled and take refuge [cf 12.11].
Knowledge is better than practice, and meditation is better than knowledge. Renunciation of the fruit of action is better than meditation [12.12].
Who is even-minded in pain, ever content, self-controlled, has consecrated his mind and understanding thus [cf 12.13-14].
He who is prompt, he who renounced all undertakings, are dear to Me [cf 12.16].
Who is dear to the One is alike to foe and friend, free from attachment, content with the reasonable [cf 12.18-19].
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