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Bhagavad Gita Chapter 10 Verse 11

भगवद् गीता अध्याय 10 श्लोक 11

तेषामेवानुकम्पार्थमहमज्ञानजं तमः।
नाशयाम्यात्मभावस्थो ज्ञानदीपेन भास्वता।।10.11।।

English Translation - Swami Sivananda

10.11 Out of mere compassion for them, I, dwelling within their Self, destroy the darkness born of ignorance by the luminous lamp of knowledge.

English Commentary - Swami Sivananda

10.11 तेषाम् for them? एव mere? अनुकम्पार्थम् out of compassion? अहम् I? अज्ञानजम् born of ignorance? तमः darkness? नाशयामि (I) destroy? आत्मभावस्थः dwelling within their self? ज्ञानदीपेन by the lamp of knowledge? भास्वता luminous.Commentary Luminous lamp of knowledge The Lord dwells in the heart of the devotees who constantly think of Him and destroys the veil or the darkness born of ignorance due to the absence of discrimination? by the luminous lamp of knowledge fed by the oil of pure devotion? fanned by the wind of profound meditation on Him? provided with the wick of right intuition? generated by the constant cultivation of celibacy? piety and other divine virtues held in the chambers of the heart free from worldliness? placed in the innermost recesses of the mind free from the wind of senseattractions (withdrawn from the objects of the senses) and untainted by likes and dislikes? and shining with the light of knowledge of the Self caused by the constant practice of meditation.The lamp is not in need of an instrument or means or any sort of practice for the removal of darkness. The generation of the light itself is ite sufficient to remove the darkness. As soon as the darkness is removed by the light? the pot? the chair and the other articles are seen. Even so the dawn of knowledge of the Self itself is ite sufficient to remove ignorance. No other Karma or,practice is necessary. After the ignorance is removed by the knowledge of the Self? Brahman alone shines in Its pristine glory.

Transliteration Bhagavad Gita 10.11

Teshaam evaanukampaartham aham ajnaanajam tamah; Naashayaamyaatmabhaavastho jnaanadeepena bhaaswataa.

Word Meanings Bhagavad Gita 10.11

teṣhām—for them; eva—only; anukampā-artham—out of compassion; aham—I; ajñāna-jam—born of ignorance; tamaḥ—darkness; nāśhayāmi—destroy; ātma-bhāva—within their hearts; sthaḥ—dwelling; jñāna—of knowledge; dīpena—with the lamp; bhāsvatā—luminous