Bhagavad Gita

Shrimad Bhagavad Gita: Chapter 10: Vibhuti Yogam Verses 18

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Even If One Listens To Krishna’s Transcendental Pastimes, Which Are Glorified In Vedic Songs, One Can Never Be Satisfied

विस्तरेणात्मनो योगं विभूतिं च जनार्दन |
भूय: कथय तृप्तिर्हि शृण्वतो नास्ति मेऽमृतम् || 10.18||

vistareṇātmano yogaṁ vibhūtiṁ cha janārdana
bhūyaḥ kathaya tṛiptir hi śhṛiṇvato nāsti me ’mṛitam || 10.18||

Shloka Translation
BG – Ch. 10- Ver. 18:

Elaborately describe your yoga and expressions again, O Janaardana. I am not satisfied with listening to your nectar-like (words).


For those who love God, descriptions of his majesty are like nectar. With his ears, he has been absorbing Shree Krishna’s heavenly nectar-like words, and he now cheers him up by shouting “Once more! My appetite for hearing your triumphs hasn’t been quenched. That is holy nectar’s nature. It satisfies our hunger while also raising our need for more.

Those who have developed a transcendental relationship with Krishna delight in every detail of the Lord’s pastimes. As a result, Arjuna is eager to learn more about Krishna, particularly how He maintains His status as the all-pervading Supreme Lord.

It’s impossible to get tired of hearing about Krishna. It is for this reason that the entire history of the cosmos is littered with references to the triumphs of God’s incarnations.

Verse & what we can learn

Ishvara’s expressions were only hinted at by Shri Krishna. Because he equated these comments to the sweetness of nectar, Arjuna was plainly appreciating and enjoying hearing them. He wished he could listen to them all over again. This time, though, he would not be satisfied with such a small amount of information. He asked Shri Krishna to describe Ishvara’s manifestations in detail, as well as yoga, the power of maaya that creates multiple manifestations of the same Ishvara.

Janaardana translates as “one who transports individuals to heaven or hell,” or “one who administers justice to evildoers.” Another meaning of Janaardana is a person that people pray to for success and happiness. Arjuna saw that Shri Krishna’s actual nature was Ishvara.

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 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.

Shri Krishna will give a total of 72 vibhootis or expressions of Ishvara beginning with the next shloka.

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

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