Chapter 10The Infinite Glories of the Ultimate TruthVerse 41


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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

Lord Krishna again explains in a sublime and incomparable way to Arjuna who is still eager to hear more about Lord Krishna's vibhuti or divine, transcendental opulence. Lord Krishna reveals that whatever is glorious, wonderful and majestic that is pre-eminently distinguished by the qualities of grandeur, beauty and power should be known to arise from just a fraction of His almighty splendour.

Brahma Vaisnava Sampradaya:


Madhvacarya's Commentary

Lord Krishna speaks in general about His vibhuti or divine, transcendental opulence. They all are verily manifestations of His spiritual form and are endowed with an infinitesimal measure of His power and splendour. In the Paingi scripture the same has been stated: In particular Brahma, Shiva, Garuda, Emperors of the whole Earth examples such as Bharata and Yudhisthira and great devotees of the Supreme Lord such as Hanuman and Arjuna are minute fractions of the Supreme Lords vibhuti. Narayana, Rama, Vishnu, Narasingha, etc. are avatars or direct incarnations and expansions of the Supreme Lord Krishna Himself. In the Gautama section it is mentioned that Krishna is the Supreme Lord in the maximum fullness and His other avatars are expansions of Him. The seers, sages, the munis, the enlightened, the self-realised, the powerful sons of Manu are all fragments of Lord Krishna's vibhuti. Others are incarnations of Lord Krishna Humself. The Bhagavat Purana has declared that sages and seers such as Bhrigu and Brihaspati are fragments and others such as Vamana and Varaha, and Buddha and the like are His avatars with the same power, majesty and potency as Him. His avatars are transcendental and eternal exactly like Him in potency although of different forms. Lord Krishna speaks the words mama tejo'msa- sambhavan which means are born from a fraction of His power should be understood to be endowed with a fraction of His splendour and not born from it. Endowment due to association with His vibhuti creates a permanent effect which manifests as a fraction of His vibhuti.

Sri Vaisnava Sampradaya:


Ramanuja's Commentary

Whatever there is in existence that is wonderful, glorious, majestic or magnificent. Wherever is seen in existence fantastic enthusiasm attended too with great pomp and eclat. Whoever and however there is in existence that manifests and broadcasts the phenomenal grandeur and sublime glory of the Supreme Lord should be known to be under His direction and an infinitesimal portion of the tejas or power of Lord Krishna's vibhuti or divine, transcendental opulence. Out of His inconceivable potency all His vibhuti manifest from but a fraction of His power.

Kumara Vaisnava Sampradaya:


Kesava Kasmiri's Commentary

Although it is not possible to describe all Lord Krishna's vibhuti or divine, transcendental opulence, still in order to please His devotees, Lord Krishna concisely reveals that whatever being or object that possesses brilliance, majesty and beauty and is excellently endowed with wisdom, power and might should be known surely to be but a spark of effulgence from Lord Krishna's vibhuti.

Thus ends commentaries of chapter 10, verse 41 of the Srimad Bhagavad-Gita.

Verse 41

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