vibhuti – again and again

A devotee having reached a state of “ananya chintana” of LORD, would take delight in listening to the glories of Lord again and again.

Lord offers another round of “shravana” to Arjuna in the start of 10th Adhyaya of Srimad Bhagavad Gita.

श्री भगवानुवाच
भूय एव महाबाहो श्रृणु मे परमं वचः।
यत्तेऽहं प्रीयमाणाय वक्ष्यामि हितकाम्यया।।10.1।।
10.1 O mighty-armed one, srnu, listen; bhuyah eva, over again; me, to My; paramam, supreme; vacah, utterance, which is expressive of the transcendental Reality; yat, which supreme Truth; aham, I; vaksyami, shall speak; te, to you; priyamanaya, who take delight (in it). You become greatly pleased by My utterance, like one drinking ambrosia. Hence, I shall speak to you hita-kamyaya, wishing your welfare.

Why should Lord speak again? The answer is in the next verse:

न मे विदुः सुरगणाः प्रभवं न महर्षयः।
अहमादिर्हि देवानां महर्षीणां च सर्वशः।।10.2।।
10.2 Na sura-ganah, neither the gods-Brahma and others; viduh, know;-what do they not know?-me, My; prabhavam (prabhavam), majesty, abundance of lordly power-or, derived in the sense of ‘coming into being’, it means origin. Nor even the maharsayah, great sages, Bhrgu and others Bhrgu, Marici, Atri, Pulastya, Pulaha, Kratu and Vasistha.-Tr. devanam, of the gods; ca, and; maharsinam, of the great sages.

So, no one knows the “prabhavam” of the LORD other than the LORD himself. The only way to know him is to hear directly from him (or another REALIZED SAGE who has directly heard from him)

The truth was told in 7th Adhyaya, and again in 9th Adhyaya and again now in 10th Adhyaya as follows:
यो मामजमनादिं च वेत्ति लोकमहेश्वरम्।
असम्मूढः स मर्त्येषु सर्वपापैः प्रमुच्यते।।10.3।।
10.3 Yah, he who; vetti, knows; mam, Me; ajam, the birthless; and anadim, the beginningless: Since I am the source of the gods and the great sages, and nothing else exists as My origin, therefore I am birthless and beginningless. Being without an origin is the cause of being birthless. He who knows Me who am thus birthless and beginningless, and loka-maheswaram, the great Lord of the worlds, the transcendental One devoid of ignorance and its effects; sah, he; the asammudhah, undeluded one; martyesu, among mortals, among human beings; pramucyate, becomes freed; sarva-papaih, from all sins-committed knowingly or unknowingly.

Key Points:

1. The opportunity of “shravana” comes to those who take absolute delight in listening to it directly. (Lord comes forward on his own; no need to ask him for such a shravana)

2. No one other than the LORD, or someone who has directly realized the TRUTH of LORD can give such a delighting “shravana” to a deserving disciple. Shravana is not a speech from someone who can eloquently talk theory of LORD.

3. Only by KNOWING the LORD properly as ajam, anadim and loka-maheshwaram and getting rid of delusion (asammudhah), one gets freed from ALL SINS. There is no better cleanser than Knowledge.

om tat sat

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