OF THE ABSOLUTE
Krishna said: O Arjuna, listen once again to My supreme word that
I shall speak to you, who is very dear to Me, for your welfare.
IS THE ORIGIN OF EVERYTHING
the celestial controllers, nor the great sages know My origin, because
I am the origin of celestial controllers and great sages also.
who knows Me as the unborn, the beginningless, and the Supreme Lord
of the universe, is considered wise among the mortals, and becomes
liberated from the bondage of Karma.
Self-knowledge, non-delusion, forgiveness, truthfulness, control
over the mind and senses, tranquillity, pleasure, pain, birth, death,
fear, fearlessness; nonviolence, equanimity, contentment, austerity,
charity, fame, ill fame ¾ these diverse qualities in human
beings arise from Me alone.
great saints, sages, and all the creatures of the world were born
from My potential energy.
who truly understands My manifestations and yogic powers is united
with Me by unswerving devotion. There is no doubt about it.
am the origin of all. Everything emanates from Me. The wise ones
who understand this adore Me with love and devotion.
devotees remain ever content and delighted. Their minds remain absorbed
in Me, and their lives surrendered unto Me. They always enlighten
each other by talking about Me.
GIVES KNOWLEDGE TO HIS DEVOTEES
give the knowledge and understanding of the metaphysical science
¾ to those who are ever united with Me and lovingly adore
Me ¾ by which they come to Me.
who dwell within their inner psyche as consciousness, destroy the
darkness born of ignorance by the shining lamp of transcendental
knowledge as an act of compassion for them.
said: You are the Supreme Being, the Supreme Abode, the Supreme
Purifier, the Eternal Being, the primal God, the unborn, and the
omnipresent. All saints and sages have thus acclaimed You, and now
You Yourself are telling me.
CAN KNOW THE REAL NATURE OF REALITY
Krishna, I believe all that You have told me to be true. O Lord,
neither the celestial controllers nor the demons fully understand
Your real nature.
Creator and Lord of all beings, God of all celestial rulers, the
Supreme person, and Lord of the universe, You alone know Yourself
You alone are able to fully describe Your own divine glories ¾
the manifestations ¾ by which You exist pervading all the
may I know You, O Lord, by constant contemplation? In what form
of manifestation are You to be thought of by me, O Lord?
Lord, explain to me again in detail, Your yogic power and glory;
because I am not satiated by hearing Your nectar-like words.
IS A MANIFESTATION OF THE ABSOLUTE
Krishna said: O Arjuna, now I shall explain to you My prominent
divine manifestations, because My manifestations are endless.
Arjuna, I am the Supreme Spirit (or Supersoul) abiding in the inner
psyche of all beings. I am also the creator, maintainer, and destroyer
¾ or the beginning, the middle, and the end ¾ of all
am the sustainer, I am the radiant sun among the luminaries, I am
the controller of wind, I am the moon among the stars.
am the Vedas, I am the celestial rulers, I am the mind among the
senses, I am the consciousness in living beings.
am Lord Shiva, I am the god of wealth, I am the fire god, and the
am the priest, and the army general of the celestial controllers,
O Arjuna. I am the ocean among the bodies of water.
am the monosyllable cosmic sound, OM, among the words; I am the
chanting of mantra among the spiritual disciplines; and I am the
Himalaya among the mountains.
BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF DIVINE MANIFESTATIONS
am the holy fig tree among the trees, Narada among the sages, and
I am all other celestial rulers.
Me as the celestial animals among the animals, and the King among
men. I am thunderbolt among the weapons, and I am the cupid for
am the water-god, and the manes. I am the controller of death. I
am the time or death among the healers, lion among the beasts, and
the king of birds among birds.
am the wind among the purifiers, and Lord Rama among the warriors.
I am the crocodile among the fishes, and the holy Ganges river among
am the beginning, the middle, and the end of all creation, O Arjuna.
Among the knowledge I am knowledge of the supreme Self. I am logic
of the logician.
am the letter "A" among the alphabets. I am the dual compound
among the compound words. I am the endless time. I am the sustainer,
and I am omniscient.
am the all devouring death, and also the origin of future beings.
I am the seven goddesses or guardian angels presiding over the seven
qualities ¾ fame, prosperity, speech, memory, intellect,
resolve, and forgiveness.
am the Vedic and other hymns. I am the mantras, I am November-December
among the months, I am the spring among the seasons.
am gambling of the cheats; splendor of the splendid; victory of
the victorious; resolution of the resolute; and goodness of the
am Krishna, Vyasa, Arjuna, and the power of rulers, the statesmanship
of the seekers of victory. I am silence among the secrets, and the
Self-knowledge of the knowledgeable.
am the origin of all beings, O Arjuna. There is nothing, animate
or inanimate, that can exist without Me.
CREATION IS A VERY SMALL FRACTION OF THE ABSOLUTE
is no end of My divine manifestations, O Arjuna. This is only a
brief description by Me of the extent of My divine manifestations.
is endowed with glory, brilliance, and power; know that to be a
manifestation of a very small fraction of My splendor.
is the need for this detailed knowledge, O Arjuna? I continually
support the entire universe by a very small fraction of My divine