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BHAGAVAD GEETA

THE WORDS OF GOD

TRANSLATED IN SIMPLE ENGLISH

Chapter 9

THE WORDS OF GOD
TRANSLATED IN SIMPLE ENGLISH
Chapter 9

Synopsis

In this Chapter the God explains his unmanifested form of Creator, sustainer and ultimate refuge of all beings.

All this is created at the beginning of ‘Age’ (In Sanskrit it is called ‘Kalp’when new World of beings is created). It is sustained through the Age and at the end of Age, all is merged into the God. Through all this Creation Sustenance and Merging the God remains merely a witness not partaking in any of these activities.

Those who do not understand God’s unmanifested form as Administrator of the Universe think that God is mere another human form. But those who realize my supreme reality they pray to me. Those who read scriptures as a routine, without really knowing me, reach heavens but return back to Earth after exhausting their stock of virtues. They continue this cycle time and again.

But those who only worship me with focused mind the God himself looks after them and takes care of their wellbeing. This is stated in Verse 22 of this Chapter. (This is one of the two most important Verses of Geeta, the other being Verse 66 of Chapter 18).

Those who wholeheartedly pray to the inner self, they reach the God ultimate.

Chapter 9.1

श्री भगवानुवाच
इदं तु ते गुह्यतमं प्रवक्ष्याम्यनसूयवे।
ज्ञानं विज्ञानसहितं यज्ज्ञात्वा मोक्ष्यसेऽशुभात्।।9.1।।

BHAGWAN SAID,
Most secret, things shall I unfold,
The knowledge which will,
Free you from all evils of the world.

Chapter 9.2

राजविद्या राजगुह्यं पवित्रमिदमुत्तमम्।
पप्रत्यक्षावगमं धर्म्यं सुसुखं कर्तुमव्ययम्।।9.2।।

This knowledge is supreme to all,
Imperishable, excellent, overall,
Secret, sovereign and holy
And it can be practiced easily.

Chapter 9.3

अश्रद्दधानाः पुरुषा धर्मस्यास्य परन्तप।
अप्राप्य मां निवर्तन्ते मृत्युसंसारवर्त्मनि।।9.3।।

Parantap, those who have no trust,
In Dharma the best,
Fail to reach and return to path,
Leading to world of birth and death.

Chapter 9.4

मया ततमिदं सर्वं जगदव्यक्तमूर्तिना।
मत्स्थानि सर्वभूतानि न चाहं तेष्ववस्थितः।।9.4।।

The whole Universe,
As unmanifested divinity, is permeated by me,
I don’t stay in element any,
But those all dwell in me.

Chapter 9.5

न च मत्स्थानि भूतानि पश्य मे योगमैश्वरम्।
भूतभृन्न च भूतस्थो ममात्मा भूतभावनः।।9.5।।

No! Those being may not even abide in me,
But look at my mystic Yog Power,
I do not dwell in them ,
Though I am their creator and sustainer.

Chapter 9.6

यथाऽऽकाशस्थितो नित्यं वायुः सर्वत्रगो महान्।
तथा सर्वाणि भूतानि मत्स्थानीत्युपधारय।।9.6।।

Just as the air is blowing in the sky everywhere,
All these things reside in me forever.

Chapter 9.7

सर्वभूतानि कौन्तेय प्रकृतिं यान्ति मामिकाम्।
कल्पक्षये पुनस्तानि कल्पादौ विसृजाम्यहम्।।9.7।।

At the apocalypse, all these things defuse in my nature,
And at the beginning of creation, I send them again to venture.

Chapter 9.8

प्रकृतिं स्वामवष्टभ्य विसृजामि पुनः पुनः।
भूतग्राममिमं कृत्स्नमवशं प्रकृतेर्वशात्।।9.8।।

Creation and destruction,
Of beings again and again by nature,
Is controlled by me,
As per my desire

Chapter 9.9

न च मां तानि कर्माणि निबध्नन्ति धनञ्जय।
उदासीनवदासीनमसक्तं तेषु कर्मसु।।9.9।।

Yet these actions bind me not,
As I stand unattached from them and apart.

Chapter 9.10

मयाऽध्यक्षेण प्रकृतिः सूयते सचराचरम्।
हेतुनाऽनेन कौन्तेय जगद्विपरिवर्तते।।9.10।।

Under my command the nature works,
Time and again it creates and destroys.

Chapter 9.11

अवजानन्ति मां मूढा मानुषीं तनुमाश्रितम्।
परं भावमजानन्तो मम भूतमहेश्वरम्।।9.11।।

When I appear in human form,
The fools hold me in disdain,
Totally unaware of my divine form

Chapter 9.12

मोघाशा मोघकर्माणो मोघज्ञाना विचेतसः।
राक्षसीमासुरीं चैव प्रकृतिं मोहिनीं श्रिताः।।9.12।।

Those bewildered ones with hope vain,
With futile action and knowledge uncertain,
Ignorant and of demonic inclination,
Fail in all actions without any gain.

Chapter 9.13

महात्मानस्तु मां पार्थ दैवीं प्रकृतिमाश्रिताः।
भजन्त्यनन्यमनसो ज्ञात्वा भूतादिमव्ययम्।।9.13।।

Parth, the great souls, with Godly inclination,
Always surrendering in me,
Remain constantly devoted to me,
As they know the cause of all elements is the imperishable me.

Chapter 9.14

सततं कीर्तयन्तो मां यतन्तश्च दृढव्रताः।
नमस्यन्तश्च मां भक्त्या नित्ययुक्ता उपासते।।9.14।।

Constantly chanting, my name and glory,
Bowing with firm resolve, they worship me regularly.

Chapter 9.15

ज्ञानयज्ञेन चाप्यन्ये यजन्तो मामुपासते।
एकत्वेन पृथक्त्वेन बहुधा विश्वतोमुखम्।।9.15।।

Others who are on the knowledge path,
Worship me in different forms,
Some thinking me and themselves as one united form,
And some consider me as separate form.
Some worshiping my imaginary form,
And others my divine Universal form.

Chapter 9.16

अहं क्रतुरहं यज्ञः स्वधाऽहमहमौषधम्।
मंत्रोऽहमहमेवाज्यमहमग्निरहं हुतम्।।9.16।।

Chapter 9.17

पिताऽहमस्य जगतो माता धाता पितामहः।
वेद्यं पवित्रमोंकार ऋक् साम यजुरेव च।।9.17।।

Ruler of the Universe and its sustainer I am,
Its mother, father and grandfather too I am.
The letter Ohm and anything worth knowing I am,
Rug, Saam and Yajur the three Vedas* and also the purifier I am.

Chapter 9.18

गतिर्भर्ता प्रभुः साक्षी निवासः शरणं सुहृत्।
प्रभवः प्रलयः स्थानं निधानं बीजमव्ययम्।।9.18।।

I am the supreme goal, master, caretaker, refuge and abode,
Base for all, witness and a dear friend.
Destruction and creation, I am,
The imperishable seed also I am.

Chapter 9.19

तपाम्यहमहं वर्षं निगृह्णाम्युत्सृजामि च।
अमृतं चैव मृत्युश्च सदसच्चाहमर्जुन।।9.19।।

I radiate heat as Sun,
I am being as well as being none,
Showers of rain I withhold and send forth,
I am immortality as well as death.

Chapter 9.20

त्रैविद्या मां सोमपाः पूतपापा
पयज्ञैरिष्ट्वा स्वर्गतिं प्रार्थयन्ते।
ते पुण्यमासाद्य सुरेन्द्रलोक
मश्नन्ति दिव्यान्दिवि देवभोगान्।।9.20।।

Those who know three Veds and drink sap of Som,
Such sinless ones, desirous of heaven,
Indirectly they worship me alone.
Indra’s home they attain,
And enjoy divine pleasures of heaven.

Chapter 9.21

ते तं भुक्त्वा स्वर्गलोकं विशालं
क्षीणे पुण्ये मर्त्यलोकं विशन्ति।
एव त्रयीधर्ममनुप्रपन्ना
गतागतं कामकामा लभन्ते।।9.21।।

Having enjoyed the pleasures of heaven,
After merits exhaustion,
They return to this world of mortals again.
Thus following three Veds training,
Seeking the heavens,
They keep coming and going.

Chapter 9.22

अनन्याश्चिन्तयन्तो मां ये जनाः पर्युपासते।
तेषां नित्याभियुक्तानां योगक्षेमं वहाम्यहम्।।9.22।।

Who only think of me with devotion,
Worship me ever with motive none,
Their needs I fulfill,
And provide protection.

One of the most important verse of Geeta. See the second one, Verse 66 in chapter 18.

Chapter 9.23

येऽप्यन्यदेवता भक्ता यजन्ते श्रद्धयाऽन्विताः।
तेऽपि मामेव कौन्तेय यजन्त्यविधिपूर्वकम्।।9.23।।

O” Son of Kuntee,
Those who worship any other God,
Indirectly worship me alone,
But by wrong method.

Chapter 9.24

अहं हि सर्वयज्ञानां भोक्ता च प्रभुरेव च।
न तु मामभिजानन्ति तत्त्वेनातश्च्यवन्ति ते।।9.24।।

I am the Master and enjoyer, of sacrifices all,
But those who know me not as divine real,
All the way down they fall.

Chapter 9.25

यान्ति देवव्रता देवान् पितृ़न्यान्ति पितृव्रताः।
भूतानि यान्ति भूतेज्या यान्ति मद्याजिनोऽपि माम्।।9.25।।

Those who worship different Gods or Spirits,
Reach to those Gods or Spirits.
Worshippers of ancestors reach ancestors
To me alone reach my worshippers.

Chapter 9.26

पत्रं पुष्पं फलं तोयं यो मे भक्त्या प्रयच्छति।
तदहं भक्त्युपहृतमश्नामि प्रयतात्मनः।।9.26।।

Any one offering me with love and devotion,
Fruit, leaf, flower or water,
From that pure one,
I happily receive his offer.

Chapter 9.27

यत्करोषि यदश्नासि यज्जुहोषि ददासि यत्।
यत्तपस्यसि कौन्तेय तत्कुरुष्व मदर्पणम्।।9.27।।

Whatever action you do,
Eat, offer or penance you do.
Your offerings and the charity
Offer all that to me O’Son of Kuntee.

Chapter 9.28

शुभाशुभफलैरेवं मोक्ष्यसे कर्मबन्धनैः।
संन्यासयोगयुक्तात्मा विमुक्तो मामुपैष्यसि।।9.28।।

This way you will be free, of burden of every action,
Thus being free from good or evil burden,
And with feeling of renunciation
You will attain me for certain.

Chapter 9.29

समोऽहं सर्वभूतेषु न मे द्वेष्योऽस्ति न प्रियः।
ये भजन्ति तु मां भक्त्या मयि ते तेषु चाप्यहम्।।9.29।।

I am neither partial and nor envious of anyone,
Equal to me are all, but dear to me is the one,
Who worships me with devotion.
He is part of me and I am part of him for certain.

Chapter 9.30

अपि चेत्सुदुराचारो भजते मामनन्यभाक्।
साधुरेव स मन्तव्यः सम्यग्व्यवसितो हि सः।।9.30।।

Even the worst of the sinners,
Yet who worships me in earnest,
Is the one resolute,
And he should be treated as a saint.

Chapter 9.31

क्षिप्रं भवति धर्मात्मा शश्वच्छान्तिं निगच्छति।
कौन्तेय प्रतिजानीहि न मे भक्तः प्रणश्यति।।9.31।।

Soon he becomes virtuous, and attains peace forever,
O’ Arjun, you must know that my devotee perishes never.

Chapter 9.32

मां हि पार्थ व्यपाश्रित्य येऽपि स्युः पापयोनयः।
स्त्रियो वैश्यास्तथा शूद्रास्तेऽपि यान्ति परां गतिम्।।9.32।।

Parth, women, traders, or labourers,
Even pariahs taking refuge in me,
Do attain forever,
Destination supreme.

Chapter 9.33

किं पुनर्ब्राह्मणाः पुण्या भक्ता राजर्षयस्तथा।
अनित्यमसुखं लोकमिमं प्राप्य भजस्व माम्।।9.33।।

Then why to talk about the learned ones,
And the royal sages devoted to me?
So, having arrived in world perishable and unhappy,
You worship me constantly.

Chapter 9.34

मन्मना भव मद्भक्तो मद्याजी मां नमस्कुरु।
मामेवैष्यसि युक्त्वैवमात्मानं मत्परायणः।।9.34।।

Fix your mind in me, be devoted to me,
Worship me and bow to me,
Link yourself to me, depend on me,
And definitely you will come to me.

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