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Bhagavad-Gita Chapter 11, Verse 19

Chapter 11: The Universal Form
Verse: 19
anadi-madhyantam ananta-viryam
ananta-bahum sasi-surya-netram
pasyami tvam dipta-hutasa-vaktram
sva-tejasa visvam idam tapantam

Translation:
You are without origin, middle or end. Your glory is unlimited. You have numberless arms, and the sun and moon are Your eyes. I see You with blazing fire coming forth from Your mouth, burning this entire universe by Your own radiance.

Explanation:
Arjuna glorifies Krishna's form as one with infinite potencies. His eyes are pleasing like moon for His devotees and harsh like the sun for the non-devotees. His mouth is a blazing fire of destruction. This is also the beginning of the description of Krishna's form as kala-rupa, His form as time. This description continues through text 30.

Srila Prabhupada comments, "There is no limit to the extent of the six opulences of the Supreme Personality of Godhead. Here and in many other places there is repetition, but according to the scriptures, repetition of the glories of Krishna is not a literary weakness. It is said that at a time of bewilderment or wonder or of great ecstasy, statements are repeated over and over. That is not a flaw."


Please read the Sanskrit Verse and the Prabhupada's Purport.


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