Bhagavad Gita

Shrimad Bhagavad Gita: Chapter 10: Vibhuti Yogam Verses 39

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Divine Is The Generating Seed Of All Living Beings, Without Him No Creature Moving Or Non-Moving Can Exist

यच्चापि सर्वभूतानां बीजं तदहमर्जुन |
न तदस्ति विना यत्स्यान्मया भूतं चराचरम् || 10.39||

yach chāpi sarva-bhūtānāṁ bījaṁ tad aham arjuna
na tad asti vinā yat syān mayā bhūtaṁ charācharam|| 10.39||

Shloka Translation
BG – Ch. 10- Ver. 39:

And whatsoever the seed of all beings is, O Arjuna, I am that. Without me, there can be no moving or non-moving beings.


Shree Krishna is both the efficient and the material cause of all creation. He is the creator who performs the work needed in manifesting the world, hence he is an efficient cause. He is the material from which creation occurs, hence he is the material cause. He describes himself as “the creating seed.” He is emphasising that he is the source of all things, and that nothing can exist without him.

There are four ways in which living beings are born: Swedaj—born from sweat, such as lice, ticks, and other insects; Andaj—born from eggs, such as birds, snakes, and lizards; Jarayuj—born from the womb, such as humans, cows, dogs, and cats; Jaryuj—born from the womb, such as humans, cows, dogs, and cats; Trees, creepers, grass, and maize are examples of Udbhij—sprouting from the earth. Other life forms include ghosts, bad spirits, manes, and so on. All of them have their origin in Shree Krishna.

Verse & what we can learn

Whatever we encounter in the world, whether it is a living or non-living entity, moving or immobile, has sprung from the seed that is Ishvara. To put it another way, Ishvara is the origin or seed of everything in the universe. Without Ishvara, the entire universe would cease to exist. Ishvara is the foundation for all names and shapes in the universe. We shall instantly see Ishvara everywhere if we understand this and improve our vision based on this knowledge.

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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