|Chapter 18||Final Revelations of the Ultimate Truth||Verse 64|
Rudra Vaisnava Sampradaya:
For those due to some unexplainable obstacle or impediment who are unable to reflect on the profound and sublime teachings of Srimad Bhagavad-Gita in its entirety, the Supreme Lord Krishna will reveal the essence of Srimad Bhagavad-Gita in verses 65 and 66. Although confidential teachings have been collectively revealed throughout the preceding 17 chapters. Now Lord Krishna will reveal the most concise form of the teachings that consolidates them all. Graciously He commands sarva-guhytamam bhuyah srnu meaning: Hear again My most confidential teachings. But now He will bequeath the consummate conclusion of all conclusions in their purest essence. Why does the Supreme Lord bestow this? Because He considers the reality of how dear His devotees existing in the turbulent and unstable material existence are so beloved by Him. For this reason He reveals the absolute essential teachings in the next two verses for the ultimate benefit of His loving devotees. Some anvaya's interpret drdham hitam as most beneficial. Others interpret drdhamati as of firm resolve; but we interpret drdham istah as extremely dear which is how a beloved is.
Brahma Vaisnava Sampradaya:
Sri Vaisnava Sampradaya:
Among the three paths mentioned in the previous verse: bhakti yoga or facilitating communion by exclusive loving devotion unto the Supreme Lord Krishna or any of His authorised avatars or incarnations and expansions according to Vedic scriptures is considered the most exalted and pre- eminent and thus it is the most confidential. Because Lord Krishna is extremely affectionate to His devotees who have Him alone as their sole refuge, He will mercifully reveal in the next two verses the absolute conclusion and final essence of the entire divine discourse of Srimad Bhagavad-Gita.
Kumara Vaisnava Sampradaya:
In order to dissolve the need to summarise the scriptural texts of the entire Simad Bhagavad-Gita which is poignant and deep in meaning. The Supreme Lord Krishna out of magnanimous compassion refined it to its essence with the words sarva guhyataman the most confidential of all. This ultimate essence He will reveal in the next two verses. It may be wondered why is Lord Krishna emphasising that the ultimate essence is so much more confidential then all the other previous confidential teachings. It is to illustrate just how dear and precious his beloved devotees are to Him. So He Himself most benevolently reveals the essence which is the very heart and soul of Srimad Bhagavad-Gita for the ultimate benefit and perpetual welfare of His devotees.