Bhagavad Gita

Shrimad Bhagavad Gita: Chapter 10: Vibhuti Yogam Verses 34

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Divine Is The Death, And He Is The Origin Of Those Things That Are Yet To Be, He Is Fame, Prosperity, Fine Speech, Memory, Intelligence, Courage And Forgiveness

मृत्यु: सर्वहरश्चाहमुद्भवश्च भविष्यताम् |
कीर्ति: श्रीर्वाक्च नारीणां स्मृतिर्मेधा धृति: क्षमा || 10.34||

mṛityuḥ sarva-haraśh chāham udbhavaśh cha bhaviṣhyatām
kīrtiḥ śhrīr vāk cha nārīṇāṁ smṛitir medhā dhṛitiḥ kṣhamā|| 10.34||

Shloka Translation
BG – Ch. 10- Ver. 34:

I am the all-devouring death, as well as the source of all that is yet to be. Fame, affluence, good speech, memory, intelligence, courage, and forgiveness are among the feminine attributes I possess.


God isn’t just power of creation; he is also a force of devastation. In the form of death, he devours everything. Those who die are reborn in the cycle of life and death. According to Shree Krishna, he is the creating principle of all future beings.

Certain attributes are seen as adornments in the female personality, whereas others are viewed as particularly commendable in men. A well-rounded personality ideally possesses both types of characteristics. Women are glorious when they have fame, fortune, perfect speech, memory, intelligence, courage, and forgiveness, according to Shree Krishna. These attributes are included as Shree Krishna’s vibhtis.

Verse & what we can learn

Shri Krishna adds that among the forces that demolish things, Ishvara is death, the ultimate destroyer, to remind us of the fleeting nature of life. Because everything is destroyed over time, death is inextricably linked to time.
So far, we’ve seen a variety of Ishvara appearances. Because we are unfamiliar with some of these manifestations, we may find it difficult to connect them. Shri Krishna takes care not to offend us. He now offers a list of characteristics that we see in ourselves and others on a daily basis.

Name and fame gained through good deeds, attractiveness and wealth, polished speech, recollection of events, ability to retain knowledge read, fortitude in the face of tiredness, and forgiveness in the face of sadness are some of these qualities. These words are feminine nouns in Sanskrit grammar. Ishvara, according to Shri Krishna, manifests himself in people as one or all of these attributes.

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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