Chapter 10 Vibhuti Vistara Yoga Verse 27
Pavanah pavataamasmi raamah shastrabhritaamaham;
Jhashaanaam makarashchaasmi srotasaamasmi jaahnavee.
Among the purifiers or the speeders I am the wind; Rama among the warriors am I;
among the fishes I am the shark; among the streams I am the Ganga.
In this shloka Lord Krishna compares Himself to some more entities and the forces of nature after comparing Himself to demons, reckoners, beasts and birds. Here He compares Himself to wind amongst the speeders. In the list of warriors, Lord Krishna compares Himself to Lord Rama, which was His previous avatar. He then goes on to compare Himself to the water-beings ie fishes. There He compares Himself to shark. Then finally He compares Himself to the streams, when He says He is like Ganga, the holiest of all the streams.
Extending Interpretation to Mankind’s Life!
Wind is called as purifier as well as speeder, because there is no comparison to the force of wind and the speed and force of wind can destroy everything around. Wind is also a purifier because, it removes everything that is toxic. It removes every form of foul smell and protects the humanity from deadly diseases. The comparison to Lord Rama is obvious because Lord Rama is considered as the greatest amongst the warriors or Kings. Lord Rama kept Himself behind and kept the other person ahead in every situation, which is unusual to any warrior in those times as well as these days.
You can look at His life, He put the word given by His father ahead of Him and went to forests. Next, He gave a chance to Ravana to reform himself and return Sita and avoid a war, because even as a warrior He understands the destruction that a war can cause. After killing Ravan, He puts the husband in Him behind to subject Sita to Agnipariksha, as He is a King who is accountable to His people and He had to prove the chastity of Sita to the world. And despite all this, when whispers arose on her chastity, Lord Rama put His Raj Dharma ahead of His love for Sita and sent her to forests. In every way, life of warrior Rama is an ideal lesson for everyone who wants to lead a life of ideals.
Lord Krishna finally compares Himself to Shark which is the most stealth fish in the Ocean against whom all the other fishes are scared of. And finally amongst the streams, Lord compares Himself to Holy Ganga. Ganga for millions of years has been the spiritual guide to millions of people. It criss-crosses the holy Uttarakhand and passes through the holiest places like Rishikesh and Hardwar before touching the Kashi, Varnasai and finally Prayag or Allahabad. Many Rishis and munis have attained salvation on the banks of Ganga and many more like me have visited this great river and experienced the holy vibes that it carries.