Bhagavad Gita -Srila Prabhupada 447

Shrimad Bhagavad Gita As It Is -Shri Shrimad A.C Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

The Opulence of the Absolute
Chapter 10: Verse-16

vaktum arhasy asesena divyä hy ätma-vibhütayah
yäbhir vibhütibhir lokän imäms tavm vyäpya tisthasi [1]


Please tell me in detail of Your divine opulences by which You pervade all these worlds.


In this verse it appears that Arjuna is already satisfied with his understanding of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Krsna. By Krsna’s grace, Arjuna has personal experience, intelligence and knowledge and whatever else a person may have through all these agencies, and he has understood krsna to be the Supreme Personality of Godhead. For him there is no doubt, yet he is as king krsna to explain His all-pervading nature. People in general and the impersonalists in particular concern themselves mainly with the all-pervading nature of the Supreme. So Arjuna is asking krsna how He exists in His all-pervading aspect through His different energies. One should know that this is being asked by Arjuna on behalf of the common people.



  1. vaktum=to say; arhasi=You deserve; asesena=in detail; divyäh=divine; hi=certainly; ätma=Your own; vibhütayah=opulences; yäbhih=by which; vibhütibhih=opulences; lokän=all the planets; imän=these; tvam=You; vyäpya=pervading; tisthasi=remain.

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