Chapter 11 Vishwaroopa Darshana Yoga Verse 3

Chapter 11 Vishwaroopa Darshana Yoga Verse 3

Pashya me paartha roopaani shatasho’tha sahasrashah;
Naanaavidhaani divyaani naanaavarnaakriteeni cha.

The Blessed Lord said:
Behold, O Arjuna, My forms by the hundreds and thousands,
of different sorts, divine and of various colors and shapes!

Interpretation

Lord Krishna in this shloka starts to reply to the request of Arjuna, where he requests to show the Lord’s cosmic form. He starts His statement by telling Arjuna to hold himself tight because the forms of the Lord are in many hundreds and thousands which are impossible for a man to see and visualize. He then goes on to tell that His cosmic form is of different sorts and extremely divine. Finally, He also tells Arjuna that His cosmic colors are something that comes in various colors and various shapes and it takes total attention of Arjuna to adjust Himself to His cosmic form.

Extending Interpretation to Mankind’s Life!

This is one of the first and basic forms of information we are getting about the Vishwaroopam of Lord Vishnu. Here am mentioning Lord Vishnu because the form is of His. Lord Krishna is just an avataara. For a person of this generation, who didn’t watch Mahabharat on Television, the imagination of the cosmic form of God is something that was described in the interpretation. The basic thing that one needs to understand here is it is impossible to see the Lord in His true cosmic form as it never exists in a singular way.
For you to imagine, let me put it this way. It is something that you see in thousands of forms all surrounding you, there is no limit to which Lord’s form can end. It just keeps continuing as far as your eyesight goes. It also just doesn’t appear in one sort but you can see that in different sorts and some of the sorts are beyond your imagination. God is beyond shape, as every shape is a creation of God and as a result, in His true cosmic form you can see him in different shapes and colors. These are the colors which are visible to you and even the colors which you can never see. Such is the divine cosmic form of the Lord.

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