Bhagavad Gita: Chapter 10

Bhagavad Gita 10.23


rudrāṇāḿ śańkaraś cāsmi
vitteśo yakṣa-rakṣasām
vasūnāḿ pāvakaś cāsmi
meruḥ śikhariṇām aham

Translation of Bhagavad Gita 10.23

Of all the Rudras I am Lord Shiva, of the Yakshas and Rakshasas I am the Lord of wealth [Kuvera], of the Vasus I am fire [Agni], and of mountains I am Meru.

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Bhagavad Gita 10.25


maharṣīṇāḿ bhṛgur ahaḿ
girām asmy ekam akṣaram
yajñānāḿ japa-yajño ’smi
sthāvarāṇāḿ himālayaḥ

Translation of Bhagavad Gita 10.25

Of the great sages I am Bhrgu; of vibrations I am the transcendental om. Of sacrifices I am the chanting of the holy names [japa], and of immovable things I am the Himalayas.

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Bhagavad Gita 10.26


aśvatthaḥ sarva-vṛkṣāṇāḿ
devarṣīṇāḿ ca nāradaḥ
gandharvāṇāḿ citrarathaḥ
siddhānāḿ kapilo muniḥ

Translation of Bhagavad Gita 10.26

Of all trees I am the banyan tree, and of the sages among the demigods I am Narada. Of the Gandharvas I am Citraratha, and among perfected beings I am the sage Kapila.

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Bhagavad Gita 10.27


uccaiḥśravasam aśvānāḿ
viddhi mām amṛtodbhavam
airāvataḿ gajendrāṇāḿ
narāṇāḿ ca narādhipam

Translation of Bhagavad Gita 10.27

Of horses know Me to be Uccaihsrava, produced during the churning of the ocean for nectar. Of lordly elephants I am Airavata, and among men I am the monarch.

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Bhagavad Gita 10.28


āyudhānām ahaḿ vajraḿ
dhenūnām asmi kāma-dhuk
prajanaś cāsmi kandarpaḥ
sarpāṇām asmi vāsukiḥ

Translation of Bhagavad Gita 10.28

Of weapons I am the thunderbolt; among cows I am the surabhi. Of causes for procreation I am Kandarpa, the god of love, and of serpents I am Vasuki.

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Bhagavad Gita 10.29


anantaś cāsmi nāgānāḿ
varuṇo yādasām aham
pitṝṇām aryamā cāsmi
yamaḥ saḿyamatām aham

Translation of Bhagavad Gita 10.29

Of the many-hooded Nagas I am Ananta, and among the aquatics I am the demigod Varuna. Of departed ancestors I am Aryama, and among the dispensers of law I am Yama, the lord of death.

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Bhagavad Gita 10.30


prahlādaś cāsmi daityānāḿ
kālaḥ kalayatām aham
mṛgāṇāḿ ca mṛgendro ’haḿ
vainateyaś ca pakṣiṇām

Translation of Bhagavad Gita 10.30

Among the Daitya demons I am the devoted Prahlada, among subduers I am time, among beasts I am the lion, and among birds I am Garuda.

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Bhagavad Gita 10.32


sargāṇām ādir antaś ca
madhyaḿ caivāham arjuna
adhyātma-vidyā vidyānāḿ
vādaḥ pravadatām aham

Translation of Bhagavad Gita 10.32

Of all creations I am the beginning and the end and also the middle, O Arjuna. Of all sciences I am the spiritual science of the self, and among logicians I am the conclusive truth.

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