Monday, June 30, 2014


Fifteenth Chapter

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sarvasya cāhaṁ hṛdi sanniviṣṭo mattaḥ smṛtirjñānamapohanaṁ ca

vedaiśca sarvairahameva vedyo vedāntakṛdvedavideva cāham

I am seated in the hearts of all beings; I am the source of memory, knowledge, also 

their loss and am also the faculty to remove doubts etc. I am verily that which is to be 

known by the Vedas; I am indeed the author and correct interpreter of Vedanta and I am 

the knower of the Vedas.

In the preceding three verses, the Lord described His divine glories in the form 

of His impact and activities but in this verse He describes Himself. It means that in 

this verse there is His own description; ‘ādityagata’ (residing in the Sun), ‘candragata’ 

(residing in the Moon), ‘agnigata’ (residing in the Fire) or ‘vaiśvānaragata’ (residing as 

the gastric fire)— are not God’s own description. Though at the root there is only one 

Reality (Tattva), difference is only in the description.

At first, the expression ‘mamaivāṁśo jīvaloke’ proves that God is ‘ours’, while 

here the expression ‘sarvasya cāhaṁ hṛdi sanniviṣṭah’ proves that God ‘resides in 

us’. By accepting 'Lord as ours', naturally there would be love for Him and 'by accepting 

that Since He resides in hearts of all', there is no need to go anywhere else to attain 

Him. Due to the fact that He is residing in all, he is ever attained by all; therefore, no 

aspirant should feel disappointed in attaining Him.

The Lord declares that the Vedas are several but in all of them, it is only He, Who is 

to be known and He is also their knower. It means that everything is 'He'-- 'vāsudevah 


From Gita Prabodhani in  by Swami Ramsukhdasji  

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