Chapter 18Final Revelations of the Ultimate TruthVerse 70


Sanskrit Vocal





Commentaries of the Four Authorized Vaisnava Sampradayas

as confirmed in the Garga Samhita Canto 10, Chapter 61, Verses 23, 24, 25, 26
Rudra Vaisnava Sampradaya:


Sridhara Swami's Commentary

The result that manifests to one who studies Srimad Bhagavad-Gita is being revealed by Lord Krishna. One who sings this holy and blessed divine discourse which is overflowing with righteousness in the anustap meter or chants its verses to oneself or to others contemplating will be considered by Lord Krishna as jnana yagnena or propitiation and worship directly to Him and is the best of all worship. Even if someone is reciting the chapters and verses without fully understanding the meaning; yet hearing it from inside the etheric heart as paramatma the Supreme Soul the Supreme Lord will accept it as pure propitiation and worship of Him. Just as in everyday life if someone calls out one's name, one will go to that person and enquire what they want even if hardly known. In the same way Lord Krishna approaches that someone who chants or sings the verses of Srimad Bhagavad-Gita. This is not mere conjecture. It has been proven with evidence with the story of Ajamila who called out to his son Narayana which happens also to be a name of the Supreme Lord at the moment of death and pleasing the servants of the Supreme Lord was saved from a hellish existence. So there should be no doubt about this.

Brahma Vaisnava Sampradaya:

There is no commentary for this verse.

Sri Vaisnava Sampradaya:


Ramanuja's Commentary

The Supreme Lord Krishna has resolved and made it eternal by speaking it, that whenever His devotee adhyesyate studies the Srimad Bhagavad-Gita; He will accept it as an offering consider Himself served in jnana-yagnena as direct propitiation and worship unto Him. Such propitiation and worship is what is inculcated in this divine discourse where by its transcendental potency a mere reciting of the verses equates to offering direct propitiation and worship unto the Supreme Lord which He affirms He accepts.

Kumara Vaisnava Sampradaya:


Kesava Kasmiri's Commentary

Now Lord Krishna declares that whoever studies Srimad Bhagavad-Gita under the tutelage of the spiritual preceptor and learns its purport from him; by this act Lord Krishna accepts it as propitiation to Him if the form of wisdom as He previously affirmed in chapter 4, verse 28 with the words svadhyaya-jnana-yajnah ca or propitiation by study of the Vedic scriptures. So worship of the Supreme Lord is accomplished by study and discussion of the purports, yet His devotee who simply chants or sings only the verses, because they are faithfully eulogising Him they are pleasing Him and are dearmost due to aurally hearing from themselves of His gloriesl. Just as a common person may sing a song extolling the virtues of some great personality; such a great personality hearing it will be come most pleased and that common person will become dear to them. So in this way Lord Krishna is affirming that just by reciting the verses of Srimad Bhagavad- Gita one will become dear to Him as one will be glorifying Him by doing so.

Thus ends commentaries of chapter 18, verse 70 of the Srimad Bhagavad-Gita.

Verse 70

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