Bhagavad Gita -Srila Prabhupada 467

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

The Opulence of the Absolute
Chapter 10: Verse-36

dyütam chalayatäm asmi tejas tejasvinäm aham
jayo ’smi vyavasäyo ’smi sattavm sattvavatäm aham [1]


I am also the gambling of cheats, and of the splendid I am the splendor. I am victory, I am adventure, and I am the strength of the strong.


There are many kinds of cheaters all over the universe. Of all cheating processes, gambling stands supreme and therefore represents Krsna. As the Supreme,krsna can be more deceitful than any mere man. If krsna chooses to deceive a person, no one can surpass Him in His deceit. His greatness is not simply one-sided—it is all-sided. Among the victorious, He is victory. He is the splendor of the splendid. Among the enterprising and industrious, He is the most enterprising, the most industrious. Among adventurers He is the most adventurous, and among the strong He is the strongest. When krsna was present on earth, no one could surpass Him in strength. Even in His childhood He lifted Govardhana Hill. No one can surpass Him in cheating, no one can surpass Him in splendor, no one can surpass Him in victory, no one can surpass Him in enterprise, and no one can surpass Him in strength.



  1. dyütam=gambling; chalayatäm=of all cheats; asmi=I am; tejah=the
    splendor; tejasvinäm=of everything splendid; aham=I am; jayah=victory; asmi=I am; vyavasäyah=enterprise or adventure; asmi=I am; sattvam=the strength; sattva-vatäm=of the strong; aham=I am.

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