om tatsaditi inmadbhagavadg6tasapanisatsu brahmavidyayarit
yogaidstre srikrsnarjunasaritrdde jnanavijnanayogoam saptamo'dhydyah
Thus starting with Om, Tat, Sat, the names of the Lord, in the Upanisad of the Bhagavadgita, the Yoga and the dialogue between Sri Krsna and Arjuna, this is the seventh designated discourse: The Yoga of Knowledge and Realization."
In this chapter, there is description of knowledge and realization. The belief, that the Lord, is the root of the entire universe is knowledge, while realization is, that in the entire universe there is nothing besides, the Lord. By knowledge and realization, a devotee comes to know his real and etemal affinity for God i.e., "I am God's and God is mine." Therefore, this chapter is designated: "The Yoga of Knowledge and Realization."
- Words, letters and Uvaca (said) in the Seventh Chapter
Metres Used in the Seventh Chapter
- ln this chapter in 'Atha saptamo'dhyayah' there are three words, in 'Sribhagavanuvaca' there are two words, in verses there are four hundred and six words and there are thirteen concluding words. Thus the total number of the words is four hundred and twenty-four.
- In 'Atha saptamo'dhyayah' there are seven letters, in 'Sn-bhagavanuvaca' there are seven letters, in verses there are nine hundred and sixty letters and there are forty-eight concluding letters. Thus the total number of the letters is one thousand and twenty-two. Each of the verses is of thirty-two letters.
- In this chapter there is one Uvaca (said) 'Sribhagavanuvaca'.
Out of the thirty verses, of this chapter in the third quarter of the sixth verse, and first quarter of the fourteenth verse, gana' being used, there is 'na-vipula' metre; in the third quarter of the eleventh verse, and first quarter of the twenty-fifth verse, 'ma-gana' is used there is 'ma-vipula' metre; in the first quarter of the seventeenth verse, 'ra-gana being used there is 'ra-vipula' metre, and in the third quarter of the nineteenth and twentieth verses bha-gana' being used there, is 'bha-vipul4' metre. The remaining twenty-three verses, have the characteristics of right 'pathyvaktra' Anustup metre.