Bhagavad Gita Chapter 4

Bhagavad Gita Chapter 4 Summary


Bhagavad Gita Chapter 4 Verse 11

ये यथा मां प्रपद्यन्ते तांस्तथैव भजाम्यहम् । मम वर्त्मानुवर्तन्ते मनुष्याः पार्थ सर्वशः ॥४-११॥   Transliteration: In Bhagavad Gita chapter 4 verse 11 Lord Krishna emphasizes on Arjuna the importance of law of karma on path of pure spirituality. As our karma… accordingly the results! We just could not expect mangoes to grow on a guava tree. As we sow so […]


Bhagavad Gita Chapter 4 Verse 10

  वीतराग भयक्रोधा मन्मया मामुपाश्रिताः । बहवो ज्ञानतपसा पूता मद्भावमागताः ॥४-१०॥   Transliteration: In Bhagavad Gita chapter 4 verse 10 Lord Krishna tells Arjuna… those who succeeded in establishing absolute control over raag (attachments, passions), fear and anger; one dwelling in God Almighty all the time by practicing nishkama karma yoga… travelers of spiritual path who followed path of jnana […]


Bhagavad Gita Chapter 4 Verse 9

  जन्म कर्म च मे दिव्यमेवं यो वेत्ति तत्त्वतः । त्यक्त्वा देहं पुनर्जन्म नैति मामेति सोऽर्जुन ॥४-९॥   Transliteration: In Bhagavad Gita chapter 4 verse 9 Lord Krishna tells Arjuna: my birth was Divya (divine). Anything related to Lord Krishna could only be understood by a serious seeker of spirituality. The constitution of divine was beyond perception of normal human […]


Bhagavad Gita Chapter 4 Verse 8

  परित्राणाय साधूनां विनाशाय च दुष्कृताम् । धर्मसंस्थापनार्थाय सम्भवामि युगे युगे ॥४-८॥   Transliteration: Through Bhagavad Gita chapter 4 verse 8 Lord Krishna emphasizes to Arjuna reasons for coming of an avatar (God manifest in human form). What cosmic phenomenon… what upheavals in society mandated coming of an avatar (God manifest in human form)! Lord Krishna for himself never even […]


Bhagavad Gita Chapter 4 Verse 7

  यदा यदा हि धर्मस्य ग्लानिर्भवति भारत । अभ्युत्थानमधर्मस्य तदात्मानं सृजाम्यहम् ॥४-७॥   Transliteration: Lord Krishna addressed Arjuna thus: O Bharata (descendant of Emperor Bharata in whose name India was called Bharatvarsha in earlier times)… in times of distress, tribulation… extreme strife, in times of adharma (lawlessness) when evil seems triumphing over Dharma (righteousness) would I manifest human form to […]


Bhagavad Gita Chapter 4 Verse 6

  अजोऽपि सन्नव्ययात्मा भूतानामीश्वरोऽपि सन् । प्रकृतिं स्वामधिष्ठाय संभवाम्यात्ममायया ॥४-६॥   Transliteration: Manifestation of cosmic power that is what is illustrated in Bhagavad Gita chapter 4 verse 6 by Lord Krishna to Arjuna! Lord Krishna says… I was always eternal, had no beginning in time! I could never be destructed, which proves that there was nothing more competent than God […]


Bhagavad Gita Chapter 4 Verse 5

  बहूनि मे व्यतीतानि जन्मानि तव चार्जुन । तान्यहं वेद सर्वाणि न त्वं वेत्थ परन्तप ॥४-५॥   Transliteration: In Bhagavad Gita chapter 4 verse 5 Lord Krishna emphasizes immanence of cosmic life. The absolute reality was far different than manifest physical reality seen from senses point of view. On earthly domain governed by senses everything that appeared solid was in […]


Bhagavad Gita Chapter 4 Verse 4

अपरं भवतो जन्म परं जन्म विवस्वतः । कथमेतद्विजानीयां त्वमादौ प्रोक्तवानिति ॥४-४॥   Transliteration: Through Bhagavad Gita chapter 4 verse 4 Lord Krishna explains to Arjuna celestial process of continuity of life in cosmic system. Lord Krishna was a manifest physical human being, termed an avatar (God manifest in human form)… a messiah, saviour! He is personified as an avatar (God […]


Bhagavad Gita Chapter 4 Verse 3

स एवायं मया तेऽद्य योगः प्रोक्तः पुरातनः । भक्तोऽसि मे सखा चेति रहस्यं ह्येतदुत्तमम् ॥४-३॥   Transliteration: In Bhagavad Gita chapter 4 verse 3 Lord Krishna eulogizes the importance of Arjuna following path of jnana yoga, nishkama karma yoga to reach God in his lifetime! The primary purpose of Lord Krishna advising Arjuna does not relate to Arjuna becoming a […]


Bhagavad Gita Chapter 4 Verse 2

  एवं परम्पराप्राप्तमिमं राजर्षयो विदुः । स कालेनेह महता योगो नष्टः परन्तप ॥४-२॥   Transliteration: Lord Krishna addressed Arjuna thus: O traveler of path of jnana yoga, follower of absolute truth… the doctrine of jnana yoga was further passed by King Ikshvaku (scion of solar dynasty) to his most able follower down the line. After King Ikshvaku, many other competent […]


Bhagavad Gita Chapter 4 Verse 1

इमं विवस्वते योगं प्रोक्तवानहमव्ययम् । विवस्वान्मनवे प्राह मनुरिक्ष्वाकवेऽब्रवीत् ॥४-१॥   Transliteration: Extolling virtues of path of jnana yoga, Lord Krishna tells Arjuna: The doctrine of jnana yoga was first given to Surya (Sun) who in turn gave it to Manu. In Hinduism Manu stands for first cosmic being that lived on mother earth… also considered progenitor of mankind. The sacred […]