Jnaneshwari (Bhavartha Dipika)

by Ramchandra Keshav Bhagwat | 1954 | 284,137 words | ISBN-10: 8185208123 | ISBN-13: 9788185208121

This is verse 10.8 of the Jnaneshwari (Bhavartha-Dipika), the English translation of 13th-century Marathi commentary on the Bhagavad-Gita.—The Dnyaneshwari (Jnaneshwari) brings to light the deeper meaning of the Gita which represents the essence of the Vedic Religion. This is verse 8 of the chapter called Vibhuti-yoga.

Verse 10.8:I am the source of everything: from Me everything proceeds”—thus thinking, do the men of enlightenment, imbued with fervour, adore Me. (112)

Commentary called Jnaneshwari by Jnaneshwar:

Therefore, I am the only source, Oh Son of Pandu, from which the entire universe takes its birth and sustenance too. Just see a stream of waves; they arise out of water and are supported and sustained by water. And as the waves have all their being in water, so there is no real being but Myself in this universe. There are then those that realize Me as being everywhere in created things one and all, and worship Me, with the most fervent love and intense devotion surging in soul, and dissolving in My being as air in space, all feeling of place, time, and circumstances (deśa-kāla-vartamāna). Thus realizing their true self in Me, these devotees treasure Me up in their heart, and live in all worlds their happy life as a perfect sport, prostrating themselves before all creatures as very God. Such a way of life, know ye definitely, is true Yoga of devotion.

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