Bhagavad Gita

Shrimad Bhagavad Gita: Chapter 10: Vibhuti Yogam Verses 28

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Divine Is The Vajra, The Kamadhenu, The Kandarpa And The Vasuki

आयुधानामहं वज्रं धेनूनामस्मि कामधुक् |
प्रजनश्चास्मि कन्दर्प: सर्पाणामस्मि वासुकि: || 10.28||

āyudhānām ahaṁ vajraṁ dhenūnām asmi kāmadhuk
prajanaśh chāsmi kandarpaḥ sarpāṇām asmi vāsukiḥ|| 28||

Shloka Translation
BG – Ch. 10- Ver. 28:

I am Vajra among swords, and Kaamadhenu among cows. I am Kandarpa among the creative spirits, and Vaasuki among the snakes.


The Puranas tell the narrative of the great sage Dadhichi’s sacrifice, which was unsurpassed in history. Shree Krishna refers to this thunderbolt as a manifestation of God’s splendour in this verse.

Shree Krishna further explains in this verse that sexual intercourse is not immoral if it is undertaken solely for the sake of producing good children. Kaamdev, the deity of love (cupid), is in charge of the force of attraction between the sexes that ensures humankind’s survival through breeding. This sexual urge comes from God and should not be misused for physical pleasure, but rather for the sole purpose of producing worthy children.

Verse & what we can learn

Ishvara is Vajra among the weapons, according to Shri Krishna, since it is powered by austerity and penance. Kaamadhenu is a cow who is capable of fulfilling every desire that is presented to her. The lord of desire, Kama deva, is referred to as Kandarpa. Desire is the seed of creativity, because there can be no creation without it. the Gita does not condemn desire as long as it is guided by dharma or righteousness. As a result, Ishvara manifests as those desires that are in accordance with dharma, or righteousness.

Vaasuki, the king of snakes, is depicted coiled around Lord Shiva’s neck. He is a representation of our ego, or ahankar, or sense of “I.” When we are able to control our ego, as Lord Shiva was able to do, it becomes an adornment. If we don’t learn to control it, it becomes harmful and can strike when we least expect it, According to Shri Krishna, Vaasuki is Ishvara’s expression among all snakes. So, anytime we witness someone commit their life to a selfless cause, whenever our mind develops positive thoughts, when our desires are righteous, and our ego is under control, we should recognize that this is all Ishvara’s expression.

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 we continue to learn more about Ishvara’s expressions.

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

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