Bhagavad Gita

Shrimad Bhagavad Gita: Chapter 10: Vibhuti Yogam Verses 21

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I Am Vishnu Of The Adityas, The Brilliant Sun Of The Lights, Marichi Of The Maruts, And The Moon Among The Stars

आदित्यानामहं विष्णुर्ज्योतिषां रविरंशुमान् |
मरीचिर्मरुतामस्मि नक्षत्राणामहं शशी || 10.21||

ādityānām ahaṁ viṣhṇur jyotiṣhāṁ ravir anśhumān
marīchir marutām asmi nakṣhatrāṇām ahaṁ śhaśhī|| 10.21||

Shloka Translation
BG – Ch. 10- Ver. 21:

Vishnu is one of Aditi’s twelve sons, and the sun is one of the bright objects. Marichi among the maruts, and the moon among the stars in the night sky, is who I am.


At night, all of the lamps, as well as all of the stars in the sky and the moon, are unable to dispel the night’s blackness. The night is gone as soon as the sun rises.” That is the sun’s force, which Shree Krishna manifests as his vibhti. Shree Krishna claims that he is the moon because it best reflects his opulence among all the constellations and stars in the night sky. According to Shree Krishna, his vibhti (opulence) expresses itself in the wind known as “Marichi.”

Verse & what we can learn

Vishnu is one of the Aadityaas, or Aditi’s sons. Dhaataa, Mitra, Aryamaa, Rudra, Varuna, Soorya, Bhaga, Vivasvaan, Poosha, Savitaa, Tvashtaa, and Vishnu were Aditi’s twelve sons. The Vaamana avatar is also referred to as Vishnu. Among all the luminous objects in the universe, Ishvara is “Ravi,” the sun. When we witness the sun’s brilliance, our thoughts should immediately turn to the strength of Ishvara who is blazing through it. And, just as Ishvara’s luminosity can be seen in the sun during the day, it can also be found in the moon at night.

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.

In the next Shloka Shri Krishna expands more on this.

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

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