Jnaneshwari (Bhavartha Dipika)

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

This is verse 11.6 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 6 of the chapter called Vishvarupa-darshana-yoga.

Verse 11.6:Behold the Adityas, the Vasus, the Rudras, the Asvins Twain, as also the Maruts; many wonders that hitherto have not been seen, behold (now) O Scion of Bharata. (141)

Commentary called Jnaneshwari by Jnaneshwar:

Where the merest blinking casts its gleam, there unfolds a whole creation of a brilliant array of Suns; and as the eye shuts, all is forthwith swallowed up in final extinction. A hot puff of breath from the mouth wraps every thing in flames from which, emerge the groups of all (eight) Vasus, including Pawak and others, and when the closely-knit eyebrows frown their wrath, bands of the terrific Rudras swoop down. And when tender mercy moistens my face, innumerable givers of life like “Ashvinikumaras [Ashvinikumaras]” spring forth; and from the ears are set going all winds and air currents. In this way are begotten races of Gods and perfect celestial beings from the mere sporting of a single Divine Presence, and the essences are indeed without end. Just see them. The very Vedas babble poetry of these; for beholding them, the whole of eternal duration shrinks into but a span, while the creator himself is baffled in fathoming its depths. Thou behold now with thine eyes what the three Vedas could not hear of; and feast thine eyes on these greatest of miracles and wonders of my sportive creation.

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