om tatsaditi srimadbhagavadgitavupanisatsu brahmavidyayam
yogasastre srikrsnarjunasamvade purusottamayogo nama pancadaso'dhyayah
Thus with OM, Tat, Sat, the names of the Lord, in the Upanisad of the Bhagavadgita, the knowledge of Brahma, the Supreme, the science of Yoga and the dialogue between Sri Krsna' na and Arjuna, this the fifteenth discourse is designated:—"The Yoga of the Supreme Person."
Having understood the topic discussed, in this chapter in the right perspective, a striver realizes his eternal union, with the Supreme Person (God). So this chapter has been designated: "The Yoga of the Supreme Person."
Words, letters and Uvaca (said) in the Fifteenth Chapter:-
- In this chapter in 'Atha paiicadaso'dhyaya(t' there are three words, in 'Sribhagavanuvaca' there are two words, in verses there are two hundred and eighty-eight words and there are thirteen concluding words. Thus the total number of words, is three hundred and six.
- In 'Atha paacadaso'dhyayah' there are eight letters, in 'Sribhagavanuvaca' there are seven letters, in verses, there are seven hundred and one letters and there are forty-six concluding letters. Thus the total number of words, is seven hundred and sixty-two. In this chapter, out of the twenty verses each of the second, the fourth, the fifth and the fifteenth verses is of forty-four letters, the third verse.is of forty-five letters, while each of the remaining fifteen verses, is of thirty-two letters.
- In this chapter 'UvAca' (said) has been used once, and that is 'Sribhagavanuvaca'.
Metres used in the Fifteenth chapter
Out of the twenty verses of this chapter, the second, the third and the fourth—these three verses are of 'upajati' metre; the fifth and the fifteenth— these two verses, are of 'indravajra' metre. Out of the remaining fifteen verses in the first and third quarters of the seventh 'ra-gana' being used, there is 'jatipahsa-vipula' metre; in the first quarter of the ninth verse and in the third quarter of the twentieth verse 'ra-gana' being used there, is 'ra-vipula' metre; in the third quarter of the eighteenth verse 'ma-gang being used, there is 'ma-vipula metre, and in the third quarter of the nineteenth verse 'na-gaga' being used there is 'na-vipula metre. The remaining ten (1,6,8,10—14, 16-17) verses are possessed of the characteristics of right 'pathyavaktra', Anustup metre.