arjuna uvāca
paśyāmi devāḿs tava deva dehe
sarvāḿs tathā bhūta-viśeṣa-sańghān
brahmāṇam īśaḿ kamalāsana-stham
ṛṣīḿś ca sarvān uragāḿś ca divyān

Translation of Bhagavad Gita 11.15

Arjuna said: My dear Lord Krishna, I see assembled in Your body all the demigods and various other living entities. I see Brahma sitting on the lotus flower, as well as Lord Shiva and all the sages and divine serpents.

Commentary by Sri A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada of Gaudiya Sampradaya:

Arjuna sees everything in the universe; therefore he sees Brahma, who is the first creature in the universe, and the celestial serpent upon which the Garbhodakashayi Vishnu lies in the lower regions of the universe. This snake bed is called Vasuki. There are also other snakes known as Vasuki. Arjuna can see from the Garbhodakashayi Vishnu up to the topmost part of the universe on the lotus-flower planet where Brahma, the first creature of the universe, resides. That means that from the beginning to the end, everything could be seen by Arjuna, who was sitting in one place on his chariot. This was possible by the grace of the Supreme Lord, Krishna.

Commentary by Sri Vishvanatha Chakravarthi Thakur of Gaudiya Sampradaya:

I see a multitude of viviparous animals (bhuta visesa) and Brahma situated on Mount Meru at the center of the lotus of the earth planet.

Commentary by Sri Ramanuja of Sri Sampradaya:

11.15 Arjuna said — O Lord! I behold in Your body all gods and all classes of living beings as also Brahma, the four-faced ruler of the cosmic egg. So too Siva (Isa) who is seated in the lotus-seated Brahma, meaning that Siva abides by the directions of Brahma. So also all the seers of whom the divine seers are the foremost; and lustrous snakes like Vasuki, Taksaka etc.

Commentary by Sri Sridhara Swami of Rudra Sampradaya:

What was seen in the Supreme Lord Krishna’s visvarupa or divine universal form is being described in this verse and the next 16 verses. All hosts of various beings and denizens from all over creation some viviparous, some oviparous, all different categories of living entities. The heavenly sages from the higher planetary systems are seen led by Vasistha and others as well as the serpents from the lower planetary systems led by Taraka and the ruler of the demigods Brahma is seen seated on the lotus arising from Garbhodaksayi Vishnu’s navel.

Commentary by Sri Madhvacharya of Brahma Sampradaya:

The secondary creator Brahma was sitting on pedestal of the lotus which emanated from the navel of Garbhodaksayi Vishnu who is a Purusa avatara of Lord Krishna in the spiritual worlds. Shiva was situated upon the lap of Brahm? and all of the various demigods were established in the appropriate part of him. This I confimed in the Padma Purana.

Commentary by Sri Keshava Kashmiri of Kumara Sampradaya:

Beheld within Lord Krishna’s visvarupa or divine universal form was seen Brahma seated upon the lotus emanating from the navel of Garbhodaksayi Vishnu, and also Shiva was seen with all the demigods like Indra, Surya and Vaya along with innumerable beings both animate and inanimate comprising all species of sentient beings born from wombs, from eggs, from seeds and from fermentation.

Commentary by Sri Adi Shankaracharya of Advaita Sampradaya:

11.15 Deva, O God; pasyami, I see, perceive; tava dehe, in Your body; sarvan, all; the devan, gods; tatha, as also; bhuta-visesa-sanghan, hosts of (various) classes of beings, groups of moving and non-moving living things having different shapes; and besides, brahmanam, Brahma, with four faces; isam, the Ruler of creatures; kamalasana-stham, sitting on a lotus seat, i.e. sitting on Mount Meru which forms the pericarp of the lotus that is the earth; and sarvan, all; the divyan, heavenly; rsin, sages-Vasistha and others; and (the heavenly) uragan, serpents-Vasuki and others.

Commentary by Sri Abhinavagupta of Kaula Tantra Sampradaya:

**11.15**No commentary.

Sanskrit Shloka Without Transliteration Marks:

arjuna uvaca
pasyami devams tava deva dehe
sarvams tatha bhuta-visesa-sanghan
brahmanam isam kamalasana-stham
rsims ca sarvan uragams ca divyan

Sanskrit to English Word for Word Meanings:

arjunaḥ uvāca — Arjuna said; paśyāmi — I see; devān — all the demigods; tava — Your; deva — O Lord; dehe — in the body; sarvān — all; tathā — also; bhūta — living entities; viśeṣa-sańghān — specifically assembled; brahmāṇam — Lord Brahmā; īśam — Lord Śiva; kamala-āsana-stham — sitting on the lotus flower; ṛṣīn — great sages; ca — also; sarvān — all; uragān — serpents; ca — also; divyān — divine.