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Serial No. SHRI GRANTH CHAPTER / VERSE NO. TRANSLATION IN ENGLISH
73 SHRIMAD BHAGAVAD GEETA
(Universal Form)
CH 11
VS 16
TRANSLATION OF WRITE-UP IN ENGLISH - Shri Arjunji said the above words while praising the great form of GOD.

In this verse, Shri Arjunji has described the infinite nature of GOD. Every divine organ of GOD is full of infinity. Shri Arjunji says that if he looks at the hands of GOD, His hands in the Viswaroop (universal form) looks infinite. If he looks at the face of GOD, His faces in the Viswaroop (universal form) looks infinite. If he looks at the eyes of GOD, His eyes also look infinite. In this manner there is no end of any divine organ of the body of GOD, everything seems to be infinite.

GOD appears infinite all around. Neither the beginning of GOD is visible, neither His middle nor the end visible. While viewing the great form of GOD, Shri Arjunji’s sight first went towards the edge of the great form but he was unable to view the beginning, middle or end of it. Then Shri Arjunji came to know that there is no beginning, middle or end in the form of GOD.

Shri Arjunji saw that everything is there in Viswaroop (universal form) of GOD. Entire expansion of this world is absorbed in a singular part of GOD. Nothing is different from GOD because everything is contained in GOD. GOD is infinite and the great Viswaroop (universal form) of GOD is also infinite. In the praise of GOD, Shri Arjunji says that he had inspected the great Viswaroop (universal form) of GOD and he is unaware of beginning, middle, and end of it.

GOD is eternally always massive, but to grace the devotees He takes beautiful soft singular form. How big grace of GOD is there on the creature that even though He is so widespread, GOD is available in a soft form for the creature.

GIST FOR ALL RELIGION
  1. GOD is truly infinite and there is no beginning, middle or end to His great Viswaroop (universal form) yet to grace His devotee, He is available in soft singular form for His devotee.
ENGLISH TRANSLITERATION              Translation by: SHEELNIDHI GUPTA
74 SHRIMAD BHAGAVAD GEETA
(Universal Form)
CH 11
VS 18
TRANSLATION OF WRITE-UP IN ENGLISH - The above words were said by Shri Arjunji in praise after viewing the Viswaroop (universal form) of GOD.

GOD is the ultimate basis of the entire world. GOD is the ultimate shelter of the universe. The world that is seen, heard and understood, the ultimate shelter and base of that world is GOD. When the holocaust happens then the entire universe gets absorbed in GOD and then the new universe appears only from GOD. In this way, only GOD is the controller of this entire universe.

It is important to understand the fact that the owner of the whole universe is GOD. With the power of GOD, the whole universe is controlled. The universe is composed by GOD, the universe is governed by GOD and in the end, the universe is absorbed in GOD. There is not a single such universe but there are millions of such universes which are contained in one pore of GOD. By understanding this fact, we get to know only about a minute fraction of grandeur and majesty of GOD.

The second thing that has been said in the verse is that GOD is the only protector of religion. SriMad Bhagavad Geetaji makes it clear that whenever there is the loss of religion and the increase of unrighteousness happens then GOD takes incarnation to destroy the unrighteousness and to protect the religion. The principle is that religion is dependent only on GOD and it is only due to GOD that it is stable. That is why we get the assurance that religion will remain forever because GOD is its protector. Due to seeking the shelter of GOD, religion is superior because GOD gives shelter only to the good and to the superior. Therefore, we should also follow the path of religion in our lives.

GOD should always be seen as the protector of the entire universe and the guardian of the ultimate shelter of the religion.

GIST FOR ALL RELIGION
  1. GOD is the ultimate basis of the entire universe and the ultimate shelter of the religion.
ENGLISH TRANSLITERATION              Translation by: SHEELNIDHI GUPTA
75 SHRIMAD BHAGAVAD GEETA
(Universal Form)
CH 11
VS 21
TRANSLATION OF WRITE-UP IN ENGLISH - Shri Arjunji said the above words to GOD.

When Shri Arjunji saw the Viswaroop (universal form) of GOD by the grace of GOD, he saw everyone in that form. He saw all the Deities of heaven, Maharishi and communities of Siddha situated in GOD. Shri Arjunji saw eleven Rudraji, twelve Adityaji, eight Vasuji, twelve Sadhyaganji, ten Vishvedevji, two Ashwini Kumarji, seven Pitraganji, Gandharvji, Yakshji and communities of demons.

They all were viewing GOD by fear and wonder. They all have joined their hands and were singing the names and qualities of GOD. They all were praising GOD by the best possible verses. Echo of acclamation of “Jai Jai” (hail-hail) was spreading everywhere. They all were greeting GOD by joining their hands in a very beautiful manner.

This verse shows that all are situated in GOD and all are created by GOD. There is no existence of anyone without GOD. All are the parts of the Viswaroop (universal form) of GOD. Secondly, the Viswaroop (universal form) of GOD is so vast that no one has any ability to see it and all are amazed by the fear and all wonder after viewing the Viswaroop (universal form) of GOD. Thirdly, in this world only GOD is praiseworthy, therefore, everyone was trying to please GOD by joining their hands in salutation and by praising Him in a divine manner.

We should have the vision of the greatness and majesty of GOD by listening and reading about the Viswaroop (universal form) of GOD. At the same time, we should have the realization that GOD who is so mammoth and full of grandeur but still He is in the reach of the general public due to devotion and love and thus is available to all.

GIST FOR ALL RELIGION
  1. GOD is so massive and mammoth and full of grandeur but still due to devotion and love is available for all at all times.
ENGLISH TRANSLITERATION              Translation by: SHEELNIDHI GUPTA
76 SHRIMAD BHAGAVAD GEETA
(Universal Form)
CH 11
VS 33
TRANSLATION OF WRITE-UP IN ENGLISH - GOD said the above words to Shri Arjunji.

This verse is very dear to me because remembering this verse will not make us proud within our lifetime. The creature feels proud about his abilities, power, intellect and diligence and whatever he earns in life, he considers it to be his own manhood. But in this verse, GOD explains that creatures are only the medium and it is GOD who does all things. GOD does and gives credit to the creature.

In the context of this incident, GOD showed in His Viswaroop (universal form) that GOD had killed everyone in the battle but gave the credit to Pandavas for winning the war. The world said that the Pandavas won the battle of Mahabharata by defeating the Kauravas but in reality, everything was done by GOD. It is the principle that everything is done by GOD but GOD never takes any credit for anything. Whose eyes of discretion are open, he sees the invisible hand of the GOD behind every action.

The creature should not develop any ego anytime by keeping this verse in mind that he has done all things. The truth is that everything has already been done by GOD. Therefore, whatever has happened, we should only consider the grace of the GOD as the cause. It is only GOD who does everything in the whole universe. The person who understands the full meaning of this verse, the feeling of a performer is destroyed forever in him because he becomes aware that he is only the namesake but the one who does in reality is only GOD.

We must never let the ego of performer come in our life and should have full faith in this principle that everything is done by GOD.

GIST FOR ALL RELIGION
  1. We all become the medium but all that is done in the universe is actually done by Almighty GOD.
ENGLISH TRANSLITERATION              Translation by: SHEELNIDHI GUPTA
77 SHRIMAD BHAGAVAD GEETA
(Universal Form)
CH 11
VS 40
TRANSLATION OF WRITE-UP IN ENGLISH - Shri Arjunji said the above words to GOD.

Shri Arjunji says that the name, quality and pastime of GOD are worthy of chanting. This is the surest way to free the frightened from fear. Shri Arjunji says to GOD that GOD is also the master of the masters, that is, He is the supreme master of everyone. GOD is infinite, that is, beyond boundless, immense and profound. GOD is Devesh meaning He is the owner, controller and ruler of the Deities. GOD is Jagannivas meaning that this infinite universe resides in a small part of GOD. GOD is supreme master meaning He is the Deity of Deities. GOD is PuranPurush meaning that the one whose glorification is sung in the scriptures is GOD Himself.

Shri Arjunji says that knowledgeable and the one who makes everyone know is GOD. GOD is the Supreme dwelling of all because after attaining GOD, we do not have to return to the world again. Shri Arjunji takes the name of all the major Deities and says that the GOD is the only Supreme Father of all of them. Shri Arjunji has seen everything in the Viswaroop (universal form) of GOD and he is so overwhelmed that he is not able to find words to describe GOD and he is finding himself incapable to do so.

Then whatever Shri Arjunji does, is very dear to me. Shri Arjunji tells to GOD that till what extent he can praise GOD, till how far he can sing the glory of GOD. He defeatedly says that he can only bow down to GOD a thousand of times. He bows before GOD from the front, from the back, from the top, from the bottom, from the right, from the left and from all ten directions and he offers his salutation to GOD.

Even the creatures must continue bow in salutation to GOD. In the salutation of GOD, the definite welfare of the creature is hidden.

GIST FOR ALL RELIGION
  1. To ensure our welfare, we must regularly make a habit to bow in salutation to GOD.
ENGLISH TRANSLITERATION              Translation by: SHEELNIDHI GUPTA
78 SHRIMAD BHAGAVAD GEETA
(Universal Form)
CH 11
VS 43
TRANSLATION OF WRITE-UP IN ENGLISH - Shri Arjunji said the above words while singing the praise of GOD.

Seeing the great Viswaroop (universal form) of GOD and finding everything contained in it, Shri Arjunji did not take time to understand the effect and grandeur of GOD. Therefore, he addresses Him as the most influential GOD. Shri Arjunji tells GOD that there is no one equal to GOD in all the three worlds. No one can be equal to GOD in all the three worlds and no one there is so. The influence of GOD is incomparable, which cannot be compared to anyone.

No one can be like GOD and no one can be equal to GOD. The principle is that there is no one greater than GOD, those who are there, are all part of GOD and are less than GOD. The knowledge, power, deed, effect and grandeur of the Supreme person GOD are all divine. GOD is the only LORD and the rest are all His slaves. Everyone has to obey the commands of GOD. Everyone has to accept the presidency of GOD and work according to the instructions of GOD. GOD is the reason for all the reasons.

There is no need to imagine that anyone is equal to GOD, because it is not at all possible. There may be someone like GOD, to say so is really not only useless but also embarrassing because it reflects our lack of wisdom. Shri Arjunji says that GOD is the only one in the entire three worlds and there is no one equal to GOD. He says that it is not possible for him to describe the profound glory of GOD and his mind is getting obtuse even after trying hard to describe a fraction of it. GOD is incomparable, immense, profound and infinite. In life, this fact should be established in our heart that none other than GOD has an entity.

Therefore, our only priority in life should be GOD. GOD should be the most paramount in our lives.

GIST FOR ALL RELIGION
  1. GOD is incomparable, immense, profound and infinite thus should always be our paramount priority in life.
ENGLISH TRANSLITERATION              Translation by: SHEELNIDHI GUPTA
79 SHRIMAD BHAGAVAD GEETA
(Universal Form)
CH 11
VS 44
TRANSLATION OF WRITE-UP IN ENGLISH - Shri Arjunji said the above words while singing the praise of GOD.

The expressions which Shri Arjunji presents here for GOD are very heart touching. Shri Arjunji says that he does not have the power and strength to praise the divinity of GOD. GOD is the LORD of infinite universes, therefore, for everyone, only GOD is worthy of praise. The influence, qualities, significance and grandeur of GOD are all infinite, therefore, all Sages, Maharishis, Deities and great persons constantly praise GOD. Even after doing so, they cannot come across the glory and divinity of GOD. The scriptures also calm down saying hail-hail while praising GOD.

Shri Arjunji says that how can he praise GOD when all are unable to praise such a praiseworthy GOD. Shri Arjunji says that he does not possess a fraction of capability in him to praise GOD. That is why Shri Arjunji says that he is lying long in the Divine Lotus feet of GOD and bowing down to GOD so that GOD gets pleased with him. The only reverend for every creature and everyone is GOD. Therefore, as a stoop, Shri Arjunji stooped down on the ground and offered his salutation to GOD and thus prayed to GOD for seeking His grace.

It should be understood from this verse that singing the praise of GOD and offering salutation to GOD by bowing down on the ground should become our daily routine. This is a perfect way to please GOD. By praising, we make GOD listen to His influence, nature and majesty and thus receive the grace and mercy of GOD in life. By bowing down on the ground to offer salutation we dispense our ego and come in the shelter of GOD.

Glorification and salutation are very dear to GOD and GOD comes in control of the devotee who continuously does so.

GIST FOR ALL RELIGION
  1. Singing the glory of GOD and bowing down in the Divine Lotus Feet of GOD in salutation should be practised daily in life.
ENGLISH TRANSLITERATION              Translation by: SHEELNIDHI GUPTA
80 SHRIMAD BHAGAVAD GEETA
(Universal Form)
CH 11
VS 48
TRANSLATION OF WRITE-UP IN ENGLISH - GOD said the above words to Shri Arjunji.

GOD says that not by the recitation of the Vedas, neither by the rituals of Yajnas, nor by the study of Scriptures, nor by charity, nor by severe penance, one can see the Viswaroop (universal form) of GOD. This is only and only possible due to the grace of GOD. Only that person is superior, who has the real desire to see GOD and to know GOD. But it is not possible from any kind of our manhood.

It is necessary to understand here that only that creature can do so, to whom GOD wants to give His visualization or to whom He wishes to give His knowledge. This only and only happens due to the grace of GOD. Without the grace of GOD, neither can anybody visualize GOD on the basis of any means nor can anybody know GOD. Therefore, we should strive to attain the grace of GOD in the life and should also try to remain blessed from GOD.

We have actually much more grace of GOD showered on us than we can assume. The grace of GOD is immense and infinite, but the strength to consider it is limited in the creature. We must assume this thing as a principle in our heart that we can seek audience and visualization of GOD not because of any manhood but only due to the grace of GOD which is showered without reason. The attempt to know GOD can never be successful on the strength of any manhood. The one on whom GOD will shower His grace without reason only he will be able to know the effect, nature, grandeur and capability of GOD.

Therefore, in life, we should always try to achieve the grace of GOD and remain blessed from GOD. The best way to get the grace of GOD is through the devotion of GOD.

GIST FOR ALL RELIGION
  1. Through devotion, we must always seek the grace and blessing of GOD in life.
ENGLISH TRANSLITERATION              Translation by: SHEELNIDHI GUPTA
81 SHRIMAD BHAGAVAD GEETA
(Universal Form)
CH 11
VS 53
TRANSLATION OF WRITE-UP IN ENGLISH - GOD said the above words to Shri Arjunji.

GOD says that GOD can neither be found by the recitation of the Vedas, nor by hard penance, nor by donation or worship. GOD can only be understood and found through exclusive devotion. GOD clearly states that without exclusive devotion visualization of GOD is not possible. Keeping regular longing of visualization of GOD is a part of exclusive devotion. When we have such longing, then the grace of GOD is received and due to the grace of GOD visualization of GOD is possible without any qualification or manhood of the creature.

The grace of GOD is always showered on the exclusive devotee. Exclusive devotion means that there is only one shelter, support, hope and faith of GOD. For the exclusive devotees, GOD is always accessible. It is also wrong to even think that due to any of our capabilities and manhood, GOD can be sought. No matter how great austerity or action is performed and by whatever qualification it is done, GOD cannot be sought through it. All of them cannot even make us eligible to seek GOD.

GOD cannot be impressed by undertaking any kind of means. It means that the attainment of GOD is possible only and only due to the grace of GOD. This grace occurs when the creature sacrifices himself to GOD by offering his capability, time, understanding and material to GOD through exclusive devotion. By doing so, he does not proudly boast of his strength, abilities and manhood and exclusively prays to GOD through exclusive devotion to seek the grace of GOD. GOD can only be sought by the grace of GOD through exclusive devotion.

There should only be the shelter of GOD by exclusive devotion and other than GOD, there should be no shelter of any qualification, strength, capability, wisdom and manhood, only then the grace of GOD is showered on the creature.

GIST FOR ALL RELIGION
  1. GOD can only be sought by exclusive devotion and not through any kind of means and manhood.
ENGLISH TRANSLITERATION              Translation by: SHEELNIDHI GUPTA
82 SHRIMAD BHAGAVAD GEETA
(Universal Form)
CH 11
VS 55
TRANSLATION OF WRITE-UP IN ENGLISH - GOD said the above words to Shri Arjunji.

In this verse, GOD has spoken about the close relationship with GOD and the important thing like mortification from the world. GOD says that the practice of works related to GOD like chanting, kirtan, meditation, satsang, reading the sacred texts should not be done for fulfilling any desire, but must be done for GOD, only for the happiness of GOD. Our objective should be that all deeds in life should be done only and only for GOD. It implies that whatever deeds are performed with body, senses, mind and intellect, it should be for GOD only.

All powers and abilities are given to the creature by GOD. The creature is a part of GOD so all his deeds must be performed for GOD and for the happiness of GOD. GOD further says that the creature should be of GOD, that is, he should reside in the supremacy of GOD. GOD says that the creature should attach his unbreakable relationship with GOD only. The creature does not belong to anyone other than GOD, if such strong feeling is kept in life, the creature will start loving GOD very much.

When a creature performs deed only for GOD, after being of GOD and remaining only of GOD, then the attachment, affection and desire of the world end. When the relationship between him and the world is broken, then the exclusive love for GOD and the exclusive devotion of GOD awakens. If that happens, then that person attains GOD. It is the Holy words of GOD that the exclusive devotee of GOD attains GOD. When this happens, the objective of the birth of a human being is completely fulfilled.

Therefore, after taking birth as human the creature should exclusively love and exclusively be devoted to GOD then only his human life will be considered successful.

GIST FOR ALL RELIGION
  1. Human life is meant to love GOD and to be exclusively devoted to GOD.
ENGLISH TRANSLITERATION              Translation by: SHEELNIDHI GUPTA
83 SHRIMAD BHAGAVAD GEETA
(Devotional service)
CH 12
VS 02
TRANSLATION OF WRITE-UP IN ENGLISH - GOD said the above words to Shri Arjunji.

GOD has declared those best who undertakes devotion with full of qualities and form of GOD with reverence. The one who undertakes devotion of GOD is the best in the opinion of GOD. GOD has emphasized that our mind should be engaged in GOD. The mind is only engaged there, where there is love. It means that we should have so much love for GOD that our mind engages in GOD. We must always keep our mind and intellect attached to GOD.

GOD says that by keeping utmost reverence we should worship GOD. Offering ourselves to GOD the name, chanting, meditation, remembering, service and worship etc. all the activities as suggested by Scriptures should be performed for the happiness of GOD. GOD wants that the creatures should recognize their real relationship with GOD. The one who is able to do so do not forget GOD at any stage. Such a devotee automatically remembers and contemplates GOD at all times.

The objective of the creature should not be to take the pleasure of worldliness through collection and enjoyment. Therefore, the creatures should oppose the worldly pleasures and their collections and should consider himself to be only of GOD and try to be of GOD in life. We should engage our mind and intellect in GOD. Where there is love, our mind is engaged there and where there is reverence, our intellect is engaged there. Therefore, GOD emphasizes that we should keep love and reverence for GOD so that our mind and our intellect are engaged in GOD. The devotee, who is able to do so, GOD considers him as the very best in His opinion.

This verse means that the human walks on whatever way he likes whether it is Karm Marg, Gyan Marg or any other way, actually only that devotee is best who undertakes the devotion of GOD. The efforts devoid of devotion only become the cause of pain and sorrow and are incapable to make us reach GOD.

GIST FOR ALL RELIGION
  1. The importance of devotion is paramount and we must engage our mind and intellect in GOD with love and reverence through devotion.
ENGLISH TRANSLITERATION              Translation by: SHEELNIDHI GUPTA
84 SHRIMAD BHAGAVAD GEETA
(Devotional service)
CH 12
VS 06 - 07
TRANSLATION OF WRITE-UP IN ENGLISH - GOD said the above words to Shri Arjunji.

When the creature devotes himself to GOD then all his deeds are also devoted to GOD. Such creature works for attaining GOD and the reason behind his every deed is the happiness of GOD. A devotee never expects any result for his deed nor does he keeps the ego of the performer of the deed. Because of devoting the deeds to GOD, a devotee feels no association and engagement with the deed and in this way he becomes free from the bondage of deed.

The devotee only considers his only relationship with GOD. The goal, purpose and mission of such a devotee become GOD, and he exclusively and lovingly put his mind in GOD. Such a devotee gets salvation and GOD immediately sails him through the worldly ocean. Salvation is only possible from the devotion of GOD so the creature should fully become a devotee of GOD. The true devotee does not want anything other than pleasing GOD. The only purpose of the life of such devotee is to please GOD. For such devotees, GOD here promises that GOD immediately provides salvation to such true devotees and enables them to cross the worldly ocean.

GOD never lets His devotees drown in the worldly ocean, and comes directly to save him from the worldly ocean. Therefore, the supreme achievement of life is devotion. Therefore, we must do all our deeds by full devotion to GOD and by devoting it to GOD. Our mind must be placed in GOD through devotion and we should constant remember, meditate and contemplate GOD. GOD assures such devotees that they should not be scared of the worldly ocean because GOD Himself carries the responsibility of their salvation. Such devotees do not have to make any effort differently for their salvation.

The salvation of the devotee is the highest priority of GOD and GOD has always provided salvation to His devotees in the past and is always committed in doing so. Therefore, all creatures should take shelter of devotional path, this is the secret teaching of GOD.

GIST FOR ALL RELIGION
  1. For salvation, a devotee does not have to make any effort differently because GOD takes this responsibility and blesses him with salvation.
ENGLISH TRANSLITERATION              Translation by: SHEELNIDHI GUPTA