Visvarupa Darsana Yoga-Bhagavad Gita Chapter 11

Visvarupa Darsana Yoga-Bhagavad Gita Chapter 11 [The Vision of the Universal Form]

Arjun Said > Shaloka: 1


I have heard Your instruction on confidential spiritual matters which You have so kindly delivered unto me, and my illusion is now dispelled.


This chapter reveals Krishna as the cause of all causes. He is even the cause of the Maha-Visnu, and from Him the material universes emanate. Krishna is not an incarnation; He is the source of all incarnations. That has been completely explained in the last chapter.

Now, as far as Arjuna is concerned, he says that his illusion is over. This means that Arjuna no longer thinks of Krishna as a mere human being, as a friend of his, but as the source of everything. Arjuna is very enlightened and is glad that he has a great friend like Krishna, but now he is thinking that although he may accept Krishna as the source of everything, others may not. So in order to establish Krishna’s divinity for all, he is requesting Krishna in this chapter to show His universal form. Actually when one sees the universal form of Krishna one becomes frightened, like Arjuna, but Krishna is so kind that after showing it He converts Himself again into His original form. Arjuna agrees to what Krishna says several times. Krishna is speaking to him just for his benefit, and Arjuna acknowledges that all this is happening to him by Krishna’s grace. He is now convinced that Krishna is the cause of all causes and is present in everyone’s heart as the Supersoul.



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