Bhagavad Gita

Shrimad Bhagavad Gita: Chapter 10: Vibhuti Yogam Verses 30

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Divine Is Prahlada Among Demons, He Is Time, The Lion, And He Is Garuda Among Birds

प्रह्लादश्चास्मि दैत्यानां काल: कलयतामहम् |
मृगाणां च मृगेन्द्रोऽहं वैनतेयश्च पक्षिणाम् || 10.30||

prahlādaśh chāsmi daityānāṁ kālaḥ kalayatām aham
mṛigāṇāṁ cha mṛigendro ’haṁ vainateyaśh cha pakṣhiṇām|| 10.30||

Shloka Translation
BG – Ch. 10- Ver. 30:

I am Prahalaad among the demons, and I am time among the counting systems. I am the lion among animals and Vainateya among birds.


Prahlad was the son of Hiranyakashipu, the great demon king. He did, however, turn out to be one of Lord Vishnu’s most ardent admirers. Prahlad therefore best represents God’s glory among the demons. Time is the great subduer, wearing down even the universe’s biggest and mightiest forces.

The majestic lion is the king of the jungle, and among the animals, the lion demonstrates the Lord’s strength. Garuda is Lord Vishnu’s holy vehicle and the most powerful of the birds.

Verse & what we can learn

Shri Krishna praises the power of devotion, claiming that Ishvara can be found amid devils in Prahalaad. It also sends the notion that no matter what kind of family we come from, we can change our fate. Time has an affect on everything and everyone in the universe, and there is no way to avoid it. So time is Ishvara’s most prominent expression among the counting systems.

Among the animals, Shri Krishna considers the lion to be the most noteworthy. Vainateya, also known as Garuda the eagle, is Ishvara’s best expression among the birds. So, anytime we witness someone achieving despite their flaws, whenever we see the passage of time, whenever we see animals or birds, we should remember that it is all Ishvara.

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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