In the twenty-seventh verse of the seventh chapter, the Lord said, "All beings are subject to illusion at birth", while, the same fact has been pointed out by Him, in the third verse of the ninth chapter, when He declared, "Men return to the path of the mortal world."
In the thirtieth verse of the seventh chapter, the Lord has laid special emphasis on the knowing Him in entirety while, in the thirty-fourth verse of the ninth chapter, He has laid special emphasis on the fact, that one should entirely depend on Him, (surrender one self to Him).
om tatsaditi snmadbhagavadgitasiepanisatsu brahesavidyayam yogasastre
sirkrsnarjunasamvade rajavidyarajaguhyayogo nama navamo'dhyayah
Thus reciting 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 ninth designated discourser "The Yoga of Sovereign Science and Sovereign Secret." Words, letters and Uvaca (said) in the'Ninth Chapter
- In this chapter in 'Atha navamo'dhyayah', there are three words, in 'Sribhagavanuvaca', there are' two words in verses, there are four hundred and forty-six words and 'there are thirteen concluding words. Thus the total number of words, is four hundred and sixty-four.
- In 'Atha navamo'dhyayah' there are seven letters, in 'Sribhagavanuvaca', there are seven letters, in verses, there are one thousand, one hundred and twelve letters, and there are fifty-one concluding letters. Thus, the total of letters, is one thousand, one hundred and seventy-seven. Out of the.thirty-four verses of this chapter, the twentieth and the twenty-first verses, are each of forty-four letters, while each of the remaining thirty-two verses, is of thirty-two letters.
- In this chapter there is one 'Uvaca' (said) Sribhagavanuvaca'.
Metres Used in the Ninth Chapter
In this chapter, out of the thirty-four verses, in the twentieth and twenty-first verses, there is 'Upajati' metre. Out of the remaining thirty-two verses in the first quarter of the first verse 'bha-gana' and in the third quarter 'na-gana', being used, there is 'saakirnavipula' metre; in the first quarter of the second verse, 'ra-gana' being used, there is 'ra-vipula' metre; in the fast quarter of me third, and tenth verses bha-gana' being used, there is 'bha-vipula' metre; in the first quarter of the seventeenth verse and in the third quarter of the thirteenth and twenty-sixth verses 'na-gana' being used, there is 'na-vipula' metre. The remaining twenty-five verses, are possessed of the characteristics of right 'pathyavaktra' Anustup metre.