Link:—Lord Krsna, supporting Arjuna's Were, expressed in the above verse, explains the rarity of the vision, of His four-armed divine form.
sudurdarsamidam rupam drstavanasi yanmama
deva apyasya rupasya nityam darsanakanksinah
The Blessed Lord said:-
It is exceedingly difficult to observe this form of Mine which you have seen. Even, the gods are always, keen to behold it. 52
Sudurdarsamidam rupam drsavsnasi yanmama:- Here, the form of the Lord which has been delineated is the four-armed
one, because even the gods cannot think of the cosmic form; and as far as the human form, is concerned, how can it be difficult for the gods to see it, when even a man can behold it? So here reference is to His four-armed divine form, which has already been mentioned as 'divine form' (11/45) and 'His own form' (11/50).
Deva apyasya rupasya nityam darsanakanksinah:- The Lord, has declared here, that it is exceedingly difficult to see His four-armed divine form. In the fifty-third and fifty-fourth verses, He says that neither by the study of Vedas, nor by penance, by charity, nor by ritual can, He be seen, in this form. Then, He declares that He can be seen in this form, by unswerving devotion. Now a doubt arises, why the gods cannot see Him, when they are always eager to behold Him. The answer is that their eagerness does not involve, exclusive devotion. Their aim is to enjoy heavenly pleasure which they hanker after.