Bhagavadgita -Radhakrishnan 193

The Bhagavadgita -S. Radhakrishnan

God is the Source of All; to Know Him is to Know All

6. maharsayah sapta purve
calvaro manavas tatha
madbhava manasa jata
yesam loka imdh prajah
(6) The seven great sages of old, and the four Manus also are of My nature and born of My mind and from them are all these creatures in the world

These are the powers in charge of the many processes of the world Manu according to tradition is the first man at the beginning of each new race of beings
7. eta vsbhut yoga ca mama yo
vet tattvatah so
'vikampena yogena
yujyate na 'tra samsyah
(7) He who knows in truth this glory (magnifestation) and power (steady action) of Mine is united (with Me) by unfaltering yoga ; of this there is no doubt
vibhuti: glory.[1] The knower will be aware of his unity with the Divine and participate in the work of the world which is a manifestation of the Divine. The knowledge of the determinate Brahman is the way to the knowledge of the indeterminate Brahman[2]

Knowledge and Devotion
8. aham sarvasya prabhavo
mattah sarvam pravartate
its matva bhajante mam
budhd bhavasannanvitdh
(8) I am the origin of all; from Me all (the whole creation) proceeds. Knowing this, the wise worship Me, endowed with conviction.
bhava. the right state of mind. R.
The teacher speaks now as the Lord, as Isvara. God is the material and efficient cause of the world. The aspirant is not deluded by the passing forms but knowing that the Supreme is the source of all the forms, he worships the Supreme.

9. maccittc madgataprana
bodhayantah parasparam
kathayantas ca math
nityarn tusyanti ca ramanti ca
(9) Their thoughts (are fixed) in Me, their lives (are wholly) given up to Me, enlightening each other and ever conversing of Me, they are contented and rejoicing in Me.


References and Context

  1. vibhutim vistaram for S., aisvaryam for R. right feeling, zeal, faith. Commenting on 8., Anandagiri says "vividha bhutir bhavanam vaibhavam sarvatmakatvann." It is the glory of manifestation.
  2. sopadhikajnanam nirupadhikajnane dvaram Anandagiri.

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The Bhagavadgita -S. Radhakrishnan
Chapter Chapter Name Page No.
Introductory Essay 1
1. The Hesitation and Despondency of Arjuna 63
2. Samkhya Theory and Yoga Practice 79
3. Karma Yoga or the Method of Work 107
4. The Way of Knowledge 124
5. True Renunciation 143
6. The True Yoga 152
7. God and the World 168
8. The Course of Cosmic Evolution 176
9. The Lord is more than His Creation 181
10. God is the Source of All; to Know Him is to Know All 192
11. The Lord's Transfiguration 200
12. Worship of the Personal Lord is better than meditation of the Absolute 211
13. The Body called the Field, the Soul called the Knower of the Field and Discrimination between them 215
14. The Mystical Father oF All Beings 222
15. The Tree of Life 227
16. The Nature of the Godlike and the Demoniac Mind 231
17. The Three Modes Applied to Religious Phenomena 235
18. Conclusion 239
19. Last Page 254