Bhagavad Gita

Shrimad Bhagavad Gita: Chapter 10: Vibhuti Yogam Verses 40

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There Is No End To Divine Manifestations

नान्तोऽस्ति मम दिव्यानां विभूतीनां परन्तप |
एष तूद्देशत: प्रोक्तो विभूतेर्विस्तरो मया || 10.40||

nānto ’sti mama divyānāṁ vibhūtīnāṁ parantapa
eṣha tūddeśhataḥ prokto vibhūter vistaro mayā|| 10.40||

Shloka Translation
BG – Ch. 10- Ver. 40:

My magnificent expressions are limitless, scorcher of foes. For what has been said about my expressions is (just) a hint.


Shri Krishna now claims that he has only covered a percentage of the topic’s width .The question is, if everything is God’s opulence, what was the point of listing these? The answer is that Arjuna had asked Shree Krishna how he should think of him, and in response to Arjun’s enquiry, these glories were described.

Because the human mind is naturally drawn to specialities, the Lord has revealed these among his talents. If we consider a special beauty to be God’s glory whenever we see it manifesting somewhere, our mind will naturally be drawn to him. However, in the grand scheme of things, since God’s glory may be found in all things great and little, The entire world can be viewed as a source of infinite examples for improving our devotion. “Whenever you see a manifestation of splendour, think of me,” Shree Krishna says.

Verse & what we can learn

It’s nearly impossible to include all facet of creation in a single list. But, because everything came from Ishvara himself, he claims that every facet of creation is divine. Why should we pursue simply a portion of Ishvara’s creations if all is divine? Its purpose is to assist us in our quest for liberation. We are naturally drawn to persons or objects in the universe that appeal to our senses.

If we regard them as merely persons or objects, we become emotionally attached to them, which leads to sadness when we are separated from them. When we see them as expressions of Ishvara, however, we are automatically shielded from further entanglement in samsaara, the domain of desire.

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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