इहैकस्थं जगत्कृत्स्नं पश्याद्य सचराचरम् |
मम देहे गुडाकेश यच्चान्यद्द्रष्टुमिच्छसि || 7||
ihaika-sthaṁ jagat kṛitsnaṁ paśhyādya sa-charācharam
mama dehe guḍākeśha yach chānyad draṣhṭum ichchhasi
iha—here; eka-stham—assembled together; jagat—the universe; kṛitsnam—entire; paśhya—behold; adya—now; sa—with; chara—the moving; acharam—the non- moving; mama—my; dehe—in this form; guḍākeśha—Arjun, the conqueror of sleep; yat—whatever; cha—also; anyat—else; draṣhṭum—to see; ichchhasi—you wish
Behold here today, O Guḍākeśha, the whole universe, of the moving and the unmoving, and whatever else you desire to see, all concentrated in My body.
In the Vibhuti Yoga, the Lord declared that the whole universe exists as a fragment of His Glory (ekamsena sthito jagat). So here, the Lord asks Arjuna to behold the whole universe standing like one of the limbs in the body. One can only imagine the infinity of the Lord. Nay, it is beyond all imagination, to whatever extent it may be stretched by human effort. Physical space is indeed unimaginably large; larger should be the mindspace; larger still should be ‘Chidākāśa’. In this infinity (Atma) the whole universe (Jagat) is like a spot.
The Lord of infinite forms, all-pervading, all-powerful, is no other than Paramatma who is the ruler of all the worlds (Sarva loka mahesvaram). Knowing Him as such, it is man’s duty to worship Him with faith, devotion, and humility. Verily, there is no cause for man to feel proud of his little wealth or power or position. What are man’s wealth and powers? What is man after all in the scheme of this universe? What after all is this earth where man glorifies himself by building a small state or empire? Man’s egoism and pride for his so-called achievements is sheer delusion (Avidya). What is small appears great; what is not appears to be the reality; what is death-struck appears immortal. This ignorance, the mother of pride and arrogance, will vanish as man truly contemplates the might of Isvara and His infinite Glory. Let the seeker be filled with adoration to the Lord, infinite and wonderful. Let his humility purify his heart. Let egotism vanish into nothing and then the Lord comes to dwell in the heart of the meek and the humble. Then comes true devotion (Para bhakti).
Bhagavad Gita: Chapter 11 🔻 (55 Verses)