Jnaneshwari (Bhavartha Dipika)

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

This is verse 11.46 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 46 of the chapter called Vishvarupa-darshana-yoga.

Verse 11.46:Wearing a crown, with mace and discus in hand, thus I desire to behold Thee, just this very wise. In that same fourarmed form, O Thou of thousand arms, do Thou appear, Thou that assumest every form”. (600)

Commentary called Jnaneshwari by Jnaneshwar:

And what a lustre is shed by that Body. That lustre is the very fount of the colour of the blue lotus and the azure of the sky, the splendour of sapphire itself (the jewel called Indramani). The graceful twist and bent of waist above the knees, Cupid himself simulates, and it appears as though emerald is whipping fragrant odour and as though blissful rapture has bodied itself forth in sprouting arms. And the mind waveringly asks—does the head wear the crown or is the crown adorned by the head; in truth thy Body’s splendour adds lustre to the ornaments. Here Sharangpani has worn round his neck the necklace Vaijayanti (vaijayantī) that resembles clouds clustering round the arch of the rainbow on the firmament.

And how is that mace of Thine, which makes even the demons as blessed in the gift of salvation, and how softly lustrous is that wheel Thy hand wields. That divine Body incarnate, Oh Master, I have become impatient to behold, and so I pray, be merciful and reveal Thyself in that incarnate body. My eyes are now sated with this festival of vision of thine Omnipresent Image, I am now thirsting to behold the Divine Image of Lord Krishna incarnate. Naught but this Divine Body of Lord Krishna, I yearn to behold; all is void, if Lord Krishna’s body does not meet my eyes.

Both worldly joy and release from birth and death are nought without the divine Image of Lord Krishna incarnate. Be merciful and take this away to become Lord Krishna in body.

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