A man possesses two kinds of power—of thinking, and of beholding. Both of these are to be utilized for devotion to God. So Lord Krsna, preached, in the tenth chapter, that whatever speciality or merit or glory a person perceives, in a thing or a being, and when a thought comes to his mind, he should think of the Lord, only.
In the eleventh chapter, He, by revealing His cosmic form to Arjuna, means to preach that a devotee should behold Him pervading everywhere, in different forms and names etc., because this entire universe is a part of His cosmic form.
Arjuna, prayed to Lord Krsna, two times. In the seventeenth verse of the tenth chapter, he asked, "In what various aspects are you to be thought of, by me?" So, the Lord mentioned His divine glories, that he could think of Him, in those glories.
At the beginning of the eleventh chapter Arjuna, said, "I want to see Your divine form." So the Lord revealed to Arjuna, His cosmic form by offering him divine vision. It means, that a striver should think only of the Lord, and should behold everyone and everything, as the manifestation of the Lord, only.
om tatsaditi Srimadbhagavadgitasapanisatsu brahmavidyayam yogasastre
Srikrsnarjunasamvade visvarapadarianayogo oarsaikbdnso'dhyayah
Thus with the words Om Tat, Sat, the names of the Lord, in the Upanisad of the Bhagavadgita, the knowledge of Brahma, the Supreme, the scripture of Yoga and the dialogue between Sri Krsna and Arjuna, this is the eleventh designated discourse: 'The Yoga of the vision of the Cosmic Form."
Words, letters and Uvaca (said) in the Eleventh Chapter
- In this chapter in 'Athaikadaso'dhyayah' there are three words, in 'Arjuna Uvaca' etc., there are twenty-two words, in verses there are eight hundred and fifty-one words, and there are thirteen, concluding words. Thus the total number of the words, is eight hundred and eighty-nine.
- In this chapter in 'Athaikadaso'dhyayah' there are seven letters, in 'Arjuna Uvaca' etc., there are seventy letters, in verses there are two thousand, one hundred and ninety-three letters and there are fifty concluding words. Thus the total of the letters, is two thousand three hundred and twenty. In this chapter, out of fifty-five verses, in the first verse there are thirty-three letters, in each of the verses from the fifteenth to the fiftieth, there are forty-four letters and there are thirty-two letters, in each of the remaining eighteen verses.
- In this chapter the term 'Uvaca' has been used eleven times— four times 'Arjuna Uvaca', four times 'Sribhagavanuvaca' and three times 'Sanjaya Uvaca'.