Jnaneshwari (Bhavartha Dipika)

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

This is verse 10.19 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 19 of the chapter called Vibhuti-yoga.

Verse 10.19: The Exalted-one Spake: “Right Ho! I will recount—for, Divine are my Self-manifestations—such as are the most important, O Noblest of Kurus. Of Me there can be no end to the detail. (206)

Commentary called Jnaneshwari by Jnaneshwar:

Knowing too well and yet unmindful of his being the very Father of the Creator himself, Lord Krishna said to Arjuna, “Well done (said), “(bā pāṇḍusutā), Ba, Son of Pandu.” And can we wonder at Lord Krishna calling Arjuna as ‘Ba’ (—father)? Did he not play himself that part of the son of Nanda? These words came from his unbounded love; let it pass. Then he, Lord Krishna went on, “Oh Dhanurdhara, give me thy ear to what I say. The emanations of My Divine Being, thou art intent on learning, Oh husband of Subhadra, countless is indeed their number; of My own essence, they yet outrange My mind’s reckoning. One might as well count the hair on one’s own person. Thus My own emanations are to myself im-measured. In sooth the nature and vastness of My own Divine Being is but dimly present to My own mind, and therefore, thou shalt hear only of such of them as are foremost and renowned. These being known, Oh Kiriti, it will make the entire mass of them easy of access like the tree that is summed up in the seed, or like the garden, which being owned, serves you with plenty of flowers and fruits. So by these emanations, shalt thou grasp the entire universe; else, Oh Dhananjaya, there can be no bounds to the compass of My Being; indeed the limitless vault of heaven takes cover in My Divine essence.

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