Bhagavad Gita

Shrimad Bhagavad Gita: Chapter 10: Vibhuti Yogam Verses 15

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There Is Only One Individual Who Knows God, And That Is God Himself

स्वयमेवात्मनात्मानं वेत्थ त्वं पुरुषोत्तम |
भूतभावन भूतेश देवदेव जगत्पते || 10.15||

swayam evātmanātmānaṁ vettha tvaṁ puruṣhottama
bhūta-bhāvana bhūteśha deva-deva jagat-pate|| 10.15||

Shloka Translation
BG – Ch. 10- Ver. 15:

Only you, O first among all, creator of all beings, master of all beings, and nourished of this universe, are aware of your actual essence.


God cannot be known by anyone, according to the previous verse. This is a logical conclusion. All souls have finite intellects, whereas God is infinite, and hence he is beyond their comprehension. This does not diminish him; on the contrary, it elevates him. . However, Arjuna claims in this passage that there is only one individual who knows God, and that is God himself. Thus, Shree Krishna is the only one who knows himself, and if he chooses to bestow his powers on a soul, that fortunate soul also comes to know him.

Ishvara is self-evident, just as seeing the sun requires no other light source. Arjuna addressed Ishvara as the most important and powerful person in the universe, above and beyond all cause and consequence. He is the absolute reality that has taken Maya as an upaadhi or qualification to create this world of names and forms. He is also known as “Lord of All Beings.”

Verse & what we can learn

He is not a cruel master, despite the fact that he is the controller. He is revered and adored as the lord of all deities. Also, once the world is created, Ishvara does not stop. He is also the universe’s defender and nourished. We must understand, however, that, Ishvara is unaffected by the magic performance. He is the cause, and the universe’s magic show is the effect.

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.

If only Ishvara knows Ishvara, then only Ishvara can reveal his glories. This is taken up by Arjuna In the next Shloka.

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

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