Bhagavadgita -Radhakrishnan 199

The Bhagavadgita -S. Radhakrishnan

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

42 athava bahunai 'tena
kim jnatena lava 'rjuna vistabhya 'ham idam krtsnam ekamsena sthito jagat
(42) But what need is there, 0 Arjuna, for such detailed knowledge by you? I support this entire universe pervading it with a single fraction of Myself ekumgena; by a single fraction. Not that the Divine unity is broken up into fragments. This cosmos is but a partial revelation of the Infinite, is illumined by one ray of His shining light.[1] The transcendent light of the Supreme dwells beyond all this cosmos, beyond time and space
iti . vibhutiyogo nama dasamo 'dhyayah
This is the tenth chapter entitled The Yoga of Manifestation.


References and Context

  1. Cp. Rg. Veda. pado asya viva bhutani tripad asyamrtam divi. X, 90, 3. The Purusa Sukta makes out that all this is only a description of His greatness, the Pump, himself is much greater than this. See also Chandogya Up., III, 12, 6 and Maitrayani Up., VI, 4. Commenting on N.7, Abhinavagupta who reads tad atmasnlam for tad atmanam writes. sri bhagavan kla purnasadgunyatvat Sarira samparkamartrarahitopi sthitikaritvat karuszikataya atmams`am srjati; atma purnasadgunyah amsah upakarakatvena apradhanabhuto yatra tat atmamsam sariram grhnati ity arthah.