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GG: Chapter 7

śrī-bhagavān kahilen:
āmāte āsakta haye yogera sādhan
tomāre kahinu pārtha sab etakṣaṇ
se yog āśray kari samagra ye āmi
asaṁśay bujhibe ye anivārya tumi
śuna pārtha sei kathā tomāke ye kahi
bhakti-yog śuddha sattva yāte tuṣṭa rahi

Text 1: The Supreme Personality of Godhead said: Now hear, O son of Pṛthā, how by practising yoga in full consciousness of Me, with mind attached to Me, you can know Me in full, free from doubt.

āmār viṣaye ye hay jñān-vijñān
se viṣaye aśeṣata śuna diyā man
jānile se tattva-jñān jñātavya viṣay
sahaje-i sab tattva samādhān hay

Text 2: I shall now declare unto you in full this knowledge, both phenomenal and numinous. This being known, nothing further shall remain for you to know.

sahasra manuṣya madhye kona ekjan
siddhi-lābh karibāre karaye yatan
yatnaśīl sei kāry kona ekjan
siddhilābh karibāre upayukta han
tār madhye keha keha āmāke tattvata
bujhite samartha han vivekavaśata

Text 3: Out of many thousands among men, one may endeavour for perfection, and of those who have achieved perfection, hardly one knows Me in truth.

bhūmi jal agni vāyu buddhi ye ākāś
ār ahaṅkār man buddhira prakāś
ei sab aṣṭa prkārera hay ye prakṛti
bhinnā sei āmā hate bāhira bibhūti

Text 4: Earth, water, fire, air, ether, mind, intelligence and false ego—all together these eight constitute My separated material energies.

anutkṛṣṭā tārā saha utkṛṣṭā tā hate
prakṛti ār ek ye āchaye āmāte
jīv-bhūtā se prakṛti śuna mahābāho
jīv dvāra dhārya jaḍā jāna aharaha

Text 5: Besides these, O mighty-armed Arjuna, there is another, superior energy of Mine, which comprises the living entities who are exploiting the resources of this material, inferior nature.

ei dui prakṛti se nām parāparā
sarva-bhūta yoni tārā jāna paramparā
yehetu prakṛti dui āmā hate hay
jagatera utpatti lay āmi se niścaya

Text 6: All created beings have their source in these two natures. Of all that is material and all that is spiritual in this world, know for certain that I am both the origin and the dissolution.

āmāpekṣā paratattva śuna dhanañjay
parātpar ye tattva anya keha nay
āmāte samasta jagat āche pratiṣṭhita
sūtre yena gṅāṭhā thāke maṇigaṇ yata

Text 7: O conqueror of wealth! There is no truth superior to Me. Everything rests upon Me, as pearls are strung on a thread.

jalera ye sarasatā āmi se kounteya
candra-sūrya prabhā yei āmā hate jñeya
sarva-vede ye praṇab hay mukhya tattva
ākāsera śavda sei āmi hai satya

Text 8: O son of Kuntī, I am the taste of water, the light of the sun and the moon, the syllable oṁ in the Vedic mantras; I am the sound in ether and ability in man.

pṛthivīra puṇya gandha sūryera prabhāv
jīvana sarva-bhūter tapasvīra tāp

Text 9: I am the original fragrance of the earth, and I am the heat in fire. I am the life of all that lives, and I am the penances of all ascetics.

utpattira vīj-rūp sabāra se āmi
sanātana tattva pārtha sakalera svāmī
buddhi-mān yevā hay tār buddhi āmi
tejasvīra teja hay yāhā antaryāmī

Text 10: O son of Pṛthā, know that I am the original seed of all existences, the intelligence of the intelligent, and the prowess of all powerful men.

valavān yata āche tār val āmi
kām-rāga vivarjita yata agragāmī
dharma aviruddha kāma he bharatarṣabha
se saba bujhaha tumi āmāra baibhava

Text 11: I am the strength of the strong, devoid of passion and desire. I am sex life which is not contrary to religious principles, O Lord of the Bhāratas [Arjuna].

ye sab sāttvika bhāv rajasa tamasa
āmā hate hay sab āmi nahi vaś

Text 12: Know that all states of being—be they of goodness, passion or ignorance—are manifested by My energy. I am, in one sense, everything, but I am independent. I am not under the modes of material nature, for they, on the contrary, are within Me.

ei tin guṇ dvārāmohita jagata
nā bujhite pāre more parama śāśvata

Text 13: Deluded by the three modes [goodness, passion and ignorance], the whole world does not know Me, who am above the modes and inexhaustible.

ataev guṇamayī āmāra ye māyā
bahiraṅgā śakti sei ati duratyayā
se māyāra hāt hate yadi mukti cāy
āmāra caraṇe sei prapatti karaya

Text 14: This divine energy of Mine, consisting of the three modes of material nature, is difficult to overcome. But those who have surrendered unto Me can easily cross beyond it.

kintu yārā durācār narādham mūḍha,
sarvadāi guṇa-kārye ati-mātrā dṛḍha
māyāra dvārāte jārā apahṛta jñān
prapatti kare nā tārā yata asurān

Text 15: Those miscreants who are grossly foolish, who are lowest among mankind, whose knowledge is stolen by illusion, and who partake of the atheistic nature of demons do not surrender unto Me.

sukṛti kareche yārā sei cārijan
ārta arthārthi jijñāsu kimbā jñānī han
prapatti sahita tārā karaye bhajan
asurādi māyā-yuddhe hārāy jīvan

Text 16: O best among the Bhāratas, four kinds of pious men begin to render devotional service unto Me—the distressed, the desirer of wealth, the inquisitive, and he who is searching for knowledge of the Absolute.

ei cārijana madhye jñānī se viśiṣṭa
priya hay jñānī mor ati se valiṣṭha

Text 17: Of these, the one who is in full knowledge and who is always engaged in pure devotional service is the best. For I am very dear to him, and he is dear to Me.

ukta cārijan bhakta sakale udār
śuddha bhakti prāpta han kramaśa vistār
tār madhye jñānī bhakta ati se ātmīya
se kāraṇe uttam gati hay varaṇīya

Text 18: All these devotees are undoubtedly magnanimous souls, but he who is situated in knowledge of Me I consider to be just like My own self. Being engaged in My transcendental service, he is sure to attain Me, the highest and most perfect goal.

krame krame jñānījan bahu janma pare
āmāra caraṇe śuddha prapatti se kare
vāsudevamaya tadā jagat darśan
durlabha mahātmā sei śāstrera varṇan

Text 19: After many births and deaths, he who is actually in knowledge surrenders unto Me, knowing Me to be the cause of all causes and all that is. Such a great soul is very rare.

ye paryanta kāmanār dvārā thāke vaśībhūta
prapatti āmāte tadā-nahe ta sambhūta
sei kām dvārā tārā hṛta-jñān hay
āmāke chāḍiyā anya devatā pūjay

Text 20: Those whose intelligence has been stolen by material desires surrender unto demigods and follow the particular rules and regulations of worship according to their own natures.

āmi antaryāmī tār thākiyā antare
sei sei devapūjā karāi satvare
sei sei śraddhā di-i kariyā acal
ataev anya dev karaye pūjan

Text 21: I am in everyone's heart as the Supersoul. As soon as one desires to worship some demigod, I make his faith steady so that he can devote himself to that particular deity.

se takhan śraddhāyukta dev ārādhan
kariyā se phal pāy āmāra kāraṇ
kintu sei sei phal anitya sakal
svalpa medhā cāhe tāi sādhana viphal

Text 22: Endowed with such a faith, he endeavours to worship a particular demigod and obtains his desires. But in actuality these benefits are bestowed by Me alone.

tārā devaloke jāy anitya se dhām
mor bhakta mor dhāme nitya pūrṇa kām
svalpa-buddhi yār hay se bale nirākār
jāne nā tāhārā cid vigraha āmār

Text 23: Men of small intelligence worship the demigods, and their fruits are limited and temporary. Those who worship the demigods go to the planets of the demigods, but My devotees ultimately reach My supreme planet.

sarvottama śreṣṭha hay āmāra śarīr
avyaya saccidānanda yāhā jāne sab dhīr
āmi sūrya sama nitya sanātana dhām
sabāra nikaṭe nahi dṛśya ātmārām

Text 24: Unintelligent men, who do not know Me perfectly, think that I, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Kṛṣṇa, was impersonal before and have now assumed this personality. Due to their small knowledge, they do not know My higher nature, which is imperishable and supreme.

uparokta mūḍha lok nāhi dekhe more
āmi ye avyaya ātmā ajara amare

Text 25: I am never manifest to the foolish and unintelligent. For them I am covered by My internal potency, and therefore they do not know that I am unborn and infallible.

āmāra ānanda rūp nitya avasthiti
se kāraṇe he arjun trikāla vidhiti
vartamān bhaviṣyat athavā atīt
samasta kāler gati āmāte vidit
kintu mūḍha lok yārā nāhi jāne more
īśvara parama kṛṣṇa vidita saṁsāre

Text 26: O Arjuna, as the Supreme Personality of Godhead, I know everything that has happened in the past, all that is happening in the present, and all things that are yet to come. I also know all living entities; but Me no one knows.

durbhāgā ye lok sei dvandve-te mohita
icchā dveṣ dvārā tārā saṁsāre cālita
ataev he bhārat tārā janma kāle
pūrvā-pūrva saṁskārera sarvadā kavale

Text 27: O scion of Bharata, O conqueror of the foe, all living entities are born into delusion, bewildered by dualities arisen from desire and hate.

niṣpāpa hayeche yārā puṇya karma dvārā
dvandva moha hate mukta hayeche yāhārā
tārā hay dṛḍha-vrata bhajane āmār
nirbhay tāhārā sab jinite saṁsār

Text 28: Persons who have acted piously in previous lives and in this life and whose sinful actions are completely eradicated are freed from the dualities of delusion, and they engage themselves in My service with determination.

āmāke āśray kari ye jana saṁsāre
jarā maraṇ mokṣer mārga sadā yatna kare
se yogī jāne tattva brahma paramātmā
kimbā karmagati yāha jāne se dharmātmā

Text 29: Intelligent persons who are endeavouring for liberation from old age and death take refuge in Me in devotional service. They are actually Brahman because they entirely know everthing about transcendental activities.

adhibhūta adhidaiva kimbā adhi-yajña
sei sab tattvajñāne yārā haya vijña
tāhārāo prayāṇa samaye bujhe more
paramātmār sālokya lābh sei kare

Text 30: Those in full consciousness of Me, who know Me, the Supreme Lord, to be the governing principle of the material manifestation, of the demigods, and of all methods of sacrifice, can understand and know Me, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, even at the time of death.

bhaktivedānta kahe śrī-gītāra gān
śune yadi śuddha bhakta kṛṣṇagata-prāṇ

Thus Bhaktivedānta sings the song of Śrī Gītā, with the hope that hearing this, Kṛṣṇa conscious pure devotees will be pleased.