I am the source of all deities and great sages (Verse 2)
Those who know me as without birth, without beginning and as the supreme God of the universe, they have no illusions and are released from all sins (Verse 3)
I source diverse human qualities such as intellect, wisdom, clear thoughts, forgiveness, honesty, restraint over mind and senses, happiness and sadness, birth, death, fear and fearlessness, non-violence, evenness of mind, satisfaction, rigor, charity, honor and dishonor (Verse 4 & 5)
Those who know about my glories and my divine powers, and unwaveringly worship me, they become united with me (Verse 7)
I am the source of everything and everything begins with me. The wise who know this, worship me with great faith and devotion (Verse 8)
Those who have surrendered their mind and lives to me, they feel bliss by enlightening each other with their knowledge about me (Verse 9)
To them who are steadfast in their love and devotion to me, I give divine knowledge, knowing which they can come to me (Verse 10)
Out of compassion for them, I shatter the darkness of their ignorance and illuminate it with the lamp of knowledge (Verse 11)
Glories of God
I am the soul of all beings and dwell in their heart. I am the beginning, the middle and the end of all beings (Verse 20)
I am the death and origin of all things in the future. I am fame, success, speech, memory, intellect, fortitude and forgiveness (Verse 34)
Of the fraud, I am gambling, of the powerful I am power; of the determined, I am determination, of the triumphant I am triumph and of the righteous, I am righteousness (Verse 36)
Among means of preventing lawlessness, I am punishment. Among those seeking triumph, I am morality. Among wise, I am wisdom and among secrets, I am silence (Verse 38)
I am the seed without which there can exist no animate or inanimate beings (Verse 39)
We know only a little of God’s infinite Glories
My divine manifestations are endless. What I have shared is only a small part of it (Verse 40)
Whatever you know as opulent, beautiful or glorious, know it to be born from a part of my splendor (Verse 41)
Know that I pervade and support this entire universe by just a minuscule part of my being (Verse 42)
Total Verses in this Chapter: 42
I, me, Absolute Truth, Supreme Being, God, Divine, Brahman,Universal Consciousness, Shri Krishna – are all used interchangeably.
has a symbolic as well as a literal meaning. Literally it means a ritual where offerings are made to fire, hymns are chanted and deities are invoked for fulfillment of personal or community desires; or to thank God or to seek God’s blessings. Symbolically, Yagna signifies that we have to do our part (offering/action) in other to obtain something (blessing or fulfillment), with the latter not being guaranteed.
The word “Yog” is derived from a Sanskrit word “Yuj” which means to join. In Hindu scriptures, yoga means joining or uniting the soul within the individual with that of the universal soul (God). The common usage of yoga as physical exercise is just a subset of the practice of Yoga, which includes disciplines of meditation and mode of conduct among others. It is believed that practice of all these disciplines make a person ready for unification with the Supreme Being.
refers to our duty as it does to the intent behind our actions. According to Hinduism, every living being has their own personal dharma which may or may not be the same as of others. This dharma is based on one’s situation or circumstance in life.
is action as well as the result of the action. Its meaning depends on its context.
is liberation from the cycle of birth and death.
“Bhagavad Gita As It Is” by Swami Prabhupada.