Bhagavad Gita

Shrimad Bhagavad Gita: Chapter 10: Vibhuti Yogam Verse 2

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No One Knows Where The Divine Came From He Is The Source From Which Gods And Renowned Seers Emerge

न मे विदु: सुरगणा: प्रभवं न महर्षय: |
अहमादिर्हि देवानां महर्षीणां च सर्वश: || 10.2||

na me viduḥ sura-gaṇāḥ prabhavaṁ na maharṣhayaḥ
aham ādir hi devānāṁ maharṣhīṇāṁ cha sarvaśhaḥ|| 10.2||

Shloka Translation
BG – Ch. 10- Ver. 2:

My origin is unknown to the gods and great sages, because I am the cause of the gods and great sages in every way.


“Who in the world has a clear understanding?” Who can say for sure where this universe came from? Who can say where this creation originated? The devats appeared after the formation of the world. As a result, who knows where the universe came from?” “The celestial devats cannot know God since he existed before them.” Shree Krishna would now impart such unattainable wisdom in order to strengthen his dear friend’s devotion.

If someone wishes to discover the Absolute Truth, the Lord indirectly says in this verse Even if one cannot comprehend the incomprehensible Lord who is personally present, He nevertheless exists.

Verse & what we can learn

Only Ishvara has the authority to speak about Ishvara’s glory. What makes you think that’s the case? Why can’t someone else sing the praises of Ishvara? Because Ishvara is the originator of everything in the cosmos. He is the initial principle, or “aadihi.” He is the root of all evil. Most of us believe that a certain deity is all-powerful and almighty. But, in the end, all of those gods and deities are Ishvara’s ambassadors. They appeared considerably later than Ishvara did. After Ishvara, great sages and wise individuals appeared as well. As a result, none of these people are capable of comprehending Ishvara’s true essence.

If Ishvara is the universe’s ultimate cause, then everything in it is a result of that ultimate cause. An effect can never fully comprehend its cause. As a result, Ishvara himself, in the shape of Shri Krishna, is the most competent individual to explicate the glories. This type of teaching is known as “apaurusheya.” It was not written by a human, but directly from Ishvara.

As we learn more about Ishvara’s glories, we’ll need to learn more about what the word “ultimate cause” means. Imagine a potter making a pot to help you prepare for this investigation. In the saucepan, there are only two main ingredients. One is clay, which is the material from which the pot is created.

Let us recall four things that will assist us in comprehending Ishvara with this image in mind. The pot is a gimmick. The pot was made for a good reason. Clay is the pot’s “material cause.” The potter is intellect, sometimes called as the “efficient cause.” Later in the chapter, we’ll come back to this example.

To acquire knowledge and implement that knowledge in life one needs to be mentally and physically active and healthy and for that daily meditation is a great tool.

There are various types of meditation like Buddhist meditation, heartfulness meditation, mindfulness meditation, meditation for stress, and each meditation benefits are countless. There are also numerous meditation techniques for beginners which help in practicing daily meditation so go ahead and start your journey towards a peaceful and balanced life.

What is the benefit of learning about Ishvara and his glories, then? Shri Krishna tells Arjuna in the next shloka.

Let’s learn to live with “The Gita” via Meditation Affinity…

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