Bhagavad Gita

Shrimad Bhagavad Gita: Chapter 10: Vibhuti Yogam Verses 24

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Shri Krishna Is Bruhaspati, Skanda, And The Ocean

पुरोधसां च मुख्यं मां विद्धि पार्थ बृहस्पतिम् |
सेनानीनामहं स्कन्द: सरसामस्मि सागर: || 10.24||

purodhasāṁ cha mukhyaṁ māṁ viddhi pārtha bṛihaspatim
senānīnām ahaṁ skandaḥ sarasām asmi sāgaraḥ|| 10.24||

Shloka Translation
BG – Ch. 10- Ver. 24:

Among the spiritual teachers, know me as Brihaspati the foremost, O Paartha. Among the military commanders I am Skanda, and among water bodies I am the ocean.


In temples and households, a priest is responsible for executing ceremonial worship and ceremonies. Brihaspati is heaven’s chief priest. As a result, he is the most powerful of all priests. Shree Krishna declares that he is Brihaspati among priests.

What’s the difference between the two places where he’s different? This suggests that we should value the opulence of God manifested in the object rather than the object itself. All of the items of splendour that Shree Krishna describes should be viewed in the same light. It is God’s magnificence showing in the object that is being emphasised, not the object itself.

The celestial gods’ commander-in-chief is Kartikeya, the son of Lord Shiva, who is also known as Skanda. As a result, he is the most powerful of all military leaders and best portrays God’s splendour. Shree Krishna goes on to declare that he is the grave and mighty ocean among sluggish sources of water.

Verse & what we can learn

According to Shri Krishna, Ishvara is manifested as Brihaspati, who is the foremost among the spiritual masters and deity priests. Shri Krishna then claims that Ishvara is manifested through Skanda, the world’s most powerful army commander. Lord Shiva’s son, Skanda, is also known as Kaartikeya. The ocean is home to thousands of species and nourishes life on the planet. One of Ishvara’s most potent manifestations is the huge and awe-inspiring ocean.

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 Krishna tells what and who is he among Sages, sacrificial rituals and immovable objects.

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

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