Bhagavadgita Chapter 11 Vishwaroopa Darshana Yoga Verse 4

Chapter 11 Vishwaroopa Darshana Yoga Verse 4


Ihaikastham jagatkritsnam pashyaadya sacharaacharam;
Mama dehe gudaakesha yachchaanyad drashtumicchasi.


Now behold, O Arjuna, in this, My body, the whole universe centred in the one—
including the moving and the unmoving—and whatever else thou desirest to see!


Interpretation 

In this shloka also Lord Krishna asks Arjuna to maintain the same level of attention that he maintained in the previous shloka also where He explained about the form and various colours and shapes of His cosmic being. In this shloka He continues to talk more about the same. He talks about His body which is embedded inside the cosmic form and says that His body has the whole Universe centred in it, with all the moving and unmoving objects. This body of the Lord also has everything that Arjuna desired to see.


Extending Interpretation to Mankind’s Life!

Here we shall try to understand the “body” of the Lord. When we talk about the body, we think of the human body which is made of flesh and blood and has different organs like brain, heart, lever, lungs, kidneys etc present to keep the body alive. What does the Cosmic form or the Vishwaroopam of Lord Sri Maha Vishnu, has in it? It has the whole Universe embedded in it. It is all encompassing and has the power to accommodate everything in it. All the movable and immovable beings and everything that one can see o wish to see are embedded inside His body. 
But the question is, how would anyone see it, when the entire universe is inside the Lord? That is why Arjuna asks the Lord to show him the cosmic form. In order to see that Arjuna is bestowed by special sight or Divya drushti, which temporarily dissociates Arjuna from the Universe, changes his focal point of vision, makes him an outside viewer to see the cosmic form of the Lord. That is why the Cosmic form of Lord is only visible to Arjuna and to no one else, though everyone were present there, waiting for the war to begin.

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