Gita 10.18 explained

Link to purport by A C Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada

Transcript of Bhakti-Shastri class on this verse by Chaitanya Charan

Bg 10.18

vistareṇātmano yogaṁ
vibhūtiṁ ca janārdana
bhūyaḥ kathaya tṛptir hi
śṛṇvato nāsti me ’mṛtam

Word for word: 

vistareṇa — in detail; ātmanaḥ — Your; yogam — mystic power; vibhūtim — opulences; ca — also; janaardana — O killer of the atheists; bhūyaḥ — again; kathaya — describe; tṛptiḥ — satisfaction; hi — certainly; śṛṇvataḥ — hearing; na asti — there is not; me — my; amṛtam — nectar.


O Janārdana, again please describe in detail the mystic power of Your opulences. I am never satiated in hearing about You, for the more I hear the more I want to taste the nectar of Your words.

vistareṇātmano yogaṁ, vistareṇ means in detail 

ātmano yogaṁ, your own glory your own mystic power.

vibhūtiṁ ca janārdana, O Janardana, you are the maintainer of all living beings speak about Your Vibhuti

bhūyaḥ kathaya tṛptir hi, bhūyaḥ, again 

kathaya tṛptir hi, śṛṇvato nāsti me ’mṛtam, When I am hearing Your katha actually I am not satisfied śṛṇvato nāsti me ’mṛtam, I wanted to hear more and more about it. 

Nature of Krishna Katha is to relish more and more.

People wanted to read Good Books carefully so that they do not miss anything

Great Book they wanted to read again and again because when we read them there are multiple layers and meanings.

But for Greatest Book, Bhagavat Gita the process of discovery is not just one way it is two ways so it is not that only we are searching for meaning but BG is a manifestation of Krishna it is self-revelation of Krishna and Krishna reveals new-new meanings, Dadami Buddam Yogantam…

SP Purport: 

A similar statement was made to Sūta Gosvāmī by the ṛṣis of Naimiṣāraṇya, headed by Śaunaka. That statement is:

vayaṁ tu na vitṛpyāma
yac chṛṇvatāṁ rasa-jñānāṁ
svādu svādu pade pade

“One can never be satiated even though one continuously hears the transcendental pastimes of Kṛṣṇa, who is glorified by excellent prayers. Those who have entered into a transcendental relationship with Kṛṣṇa relish at every step the descriptions of the pastimes of the Lord.” (Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 1.1.19) Thus Arjuna is interested in hearing about Kṛṣṇa, and specifically how He remains as the all-pervading Supreme Lord.

vayaṁ tu na vitṛpyāma, vitṛpyāma, we are not satisfied, 

uttama-śloka-vikrame, the glories of Uttamasloka we are not satisfied with Them, why? 

yac chṛṇvatāṁ rasa-jñānāṁ, this knowledge is not ordinary knowledge it is rasa-jñānāṁ, there is so much rasa so much nectar in this then what will happen by that? 

svādu svādu pade pade, at every step there is so much of nectar in it.

It is ever fresh because Krishna is manifesting through those past-times so it is relishable nectarian. E.g. Lord Chaitanya hers His past times 100 of times.

People often wants new things but they get same old experience through these new things which comes under eating, sleeping, mating and defending. So externals may be new but internals are not new. But for devotees externals may be old as we are doing same thing again and again but internals are new. Because our impurities go away our love for Krishna is revived and by that we connect more and more with Krishna and because He is unlimited to so we also get unlimited joy. Bhakti Sidnatha Sraswati Thakur gives example of licking honey bottle from outside. Spirituality also gives us variety. 

In material science excitement is in discovery of new concept by in spiritual it is recovery of lost map, which shows us the pathway to Krishna. So we get the map and then we move along the map.

So Arjuna is relishing this unlimited joy and he is requesting Krishna please describe to me Your Glories so that I will relish them and world will come to know how they can think of You and they can also relish your glories.

End of transcription.

Author: Vallabhi

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