Bhagavad Gita

Shrimad Bhagavad Gita: Chapter 10: Vibhuti Yogam Verses 10

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Only Chatting About And Immersing Themselves In Ishvara Brings Joy To Dedicated, Serious Believers Of Ishvara

तेषां सततयुक्तानां भजतां प्रीतिपूर्वकम् |
ददामि बुद्धियोगं तं येन मामुपयान्ति ते || 10.10||

teṣhāṁ satata-yuktānāṁ bhajatāṁ prīti-pūrvakam
dadāmi buddhi-yogaṁ taṁ yena mām upayānti te|| 10||

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

I bestow the yoga of intellect upon those who are continually engaged (in me) and worship with devotion.


The flight of our mind does not lead to divine understanding of God. We must acknowledge that our intelligence is formed of material energy, no matter how powerful a mental engine we may possess. As a result, our comprehension, intelligence, and thoughts are limited to the material universe; God and his divine realm remain completely outside our corporeal intellect.

Self-effort based on the intellect will never be enough to comprehend God. If it is impossible to know him, how can anyone achieve God-realization? Shree Krishna explains how to attain knowledge of God in this verse. He claims that God bestows heavenly wisdom on the soul, and that the lucky soul who receives his gift is capable of understanding it.

True understanding of God is a product of divine grace rather than intellectual trickery. Shree Krishna also emphasises that he does not choose the recipients of his grace on a whim. Rather, he gives it to those who combine their minds in devotion to him.

Verse & what we can learn

Only chatting with and immersing themselves in Ishvara brings joy to dedicated, serious believers of Ishvara. Such a high level of joy and commitment in worship can only produce amazing results. They are always in touch with Ishvara. Ishvara, he claims, rewards such believers with “buddhi yoga,” a higher level of intelligence and comprehension.

Normally, we would expect Ishvara to bless his devoted followers with tangible wealth. This is a given, as we previously heard Shri Krishna proclaim in the last chapter that Ishvara will bear the material burdens of his devotees. That, however, is a lower level of blessing or recompense. The ultimate form of blessing that may be bestowed on a devotee is intellectual rather than material. Knowledge of the true nature of things is greater than any object, riches, social rank, or possession.

What is the outcome of this intellectual comprehension? It is the power to recognise Ishvara in everything and everything in Ishwara. Ishvara has given us a vision that allows us to see him everywhere and in everything. It’s the equanimity vision mentioned in the sixth chapter.

To acquire knowledge and to 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 is 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.

In the next Shloka Shri Krishan tells Arjuna about the main obstacle that Ishvara removes with this knowledge.

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

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