Bhagavad Gita -Srila Prabhupada 475

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

The Universal Form
Chapter 11: Verse-2

bhaväpyayau hi bhütänäm srutau vistaraço mayä
tvattah kamala-paträksa mähätmyam api cävyayam[1]


O lotus-eyed one, I have heard from You in detail about the appearance and disappearance of every living entity and have realized Your inexhaustible glories.


Arjuna addresses Lord krsna as “lotus-eyed”[2] out of his joy, for krsna has assured him, in the previous chapter, aham krtsnasya jagatah prabhavah pralayas tathä :“I am the source of the appearance and disappearance of this entire material manifestation.” Arjuna has heard of this from the Lord in detail. Arjuna further knows that in spite of His being the source of all appearances and disappearances, He is aloof from them. As the Lord has said in the Ninth Chapter, He is all-pervading, yet He is not personally present everywhere. That is the inconceivable opulence of krsna which Arjuna admits that he has thoroughly understood.



  1. bhava=appearance; apyayau=disappearance; hi=certainly; bhütänäm=of all
    living entities; srutau=have been heard; vistarasah=in detail; mayä=by me; tvattah=from You; kamala-patra-aksa=O lotus-eyed one;
    mähätmyam=glories; api=also; ca=and; avyayam=inexhaustible.
  2. Krsna’s eyes appear just like the petals of a lotus flower

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