Bhagavad Gita

Shrimad Bhagavad Gita: Chapter 13: Kṣhetra Kṣhetrajña Vibhāg Yogam, Verse 18:

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All Things Are Illuminated By God All Luminous Objects Give Light Because Of His Radiance The Sun And Moon Become Luminous As A Result Of His Light

ज्योतिषामपि तज्ज्योतिस्तमस: परमुच्यते |
ज्ञानं ज्ञेयं ज्ञानगम्यं हृदि सर्वस्य विष्ठितम् || 13.18||

jyotiṣhām api taj jyotis tamasaḥ param uchyate
jñānaṁ jñeyaṁ jñāna-gamyaṁ hṛidi sarvasya viṣhṭhitam|| 13.18||

Shloka Translation
BG – Ch. 13- Ver. 18:

He is the source of all luminaries’ light, and he is completely free of ignorance’s darkness. He is knowledge, as well as the object and goal of knowing. He resides in the hearts of all living creatures.


Shree Krishna establishes God’s supremacy in a variety of ways. The sun, moon, stars, fire, gems, and other luminous items are among them. None of these have the ability to glow if left alone. Only when God gives them the ability to enlighten anything will they be able to do so.

God is the source of the sun’s and moon’s brilliance. They may lose their radiance at some point, but God’s will never fade. The One who made the Vedas evident is divine. One who is versed in the Vedas One who can be identified through the Vedas The Supreme Entity, according to Shree Krishna, is an object worthy of learning the aim of all knowledge and genuine knowledge.

Verse & what we can learn

If we want to understand the eternal essence, we must first learn how to gradually reduce the impact of the field’s upaadhis and focus on the eternal essence. The means of knowledge that helps us to mentally erase these upaadhis is called “Jnyaanam.” We are ready to understand the everlasting essence once we have learned how to mentally remove upaadhis.

Shri Krishna explains the nature of the eternal essence through paradoxes and contradictions. Our intellect is a product of the field, and it will never be able to comprehend the everlasting essence. To avoid our brain turning the everlasting essence into yet another concept, paradoxical expressions such as “it is near, yet it is remote” are utilized.
According to Shri Krishna, individuals who have enquired into the everlasting essence in the manner indicated above are qualified to achieve the state of Ishvara, or liberation. This state, however, can only be realized if we become Ishvara devotees. A devotee is someone who understands that everything he sees, hears, or touches is Ishvara, and that Ishvara resides in him as his self. Only by meditation can one come to the realization that everything, including himself, is ultimately Ishvara, and therefore gain nirvana.

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.

Is all of this information helping me to grasp what ultimately leads me to be miserable in my life? Shri Krishna starts a new topic in the next shloka to clarify this issue in greater detail.

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

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