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Bhagavad Gita Chapter 10 Verse 17

भगवद् गीता अध्याय 10 श्लोक 17

कथं विद्यामहं योगिंस्त्वां सदा परिचिन्तयन्।
केषु केषु च भावेषु चिन्त्योऽसि भगवन्मया।।10.17।।

English Translation - Swami Sivananda

10.17 How shall I, ever meditating, know Thee, O Yogin? In what aspects or things, O blessed Lord, art Thou to be thought of by me?

English Commentary - Swami Sivananda

10.17 कथम् how? विद्याम् shall know? अहम् I? योगिन् O Yogin? त्वाम् Thee? सदा always? परिचिन्तयन् meditating? केषु केषु in what and what? च and? भावेषु aspects? चिन्त्यः to be thought of? असि (Thou) art? भगवन् O blessed Lord? मया by me.Commentary Arjuna says O Lord? how may I know Thee by constant meditation In what aspects art Thou to be thought of by me Even when I think of external objects I can meditate on Thee in Thy particular manifestations in them if I have a detailed knowledge of Thy glories. Therefore deign to tell me? without reserve? of Thy own glories. Then only can I behold oneness everywhere.

Transliteration Bhagavad Gita 10.17

Katham vidyaamaham yogimstwaam sadaa parichintayan; Keshu keshu cha bhaaveshu chintyo’si bhagavanmayaa.

Word Meanings Bhagavad Gita 10.17

vaktum—to describe; arhasi—please do; aśheṣheṇa—completely; divyāḥ—divine; hi—indeed; ātma—your own; vibhūtayaḥ—opulences; yābhiḥ—by which; vibhūtibhiḥ—opulences; lokān—all worlds; imān—these; tvam—you; vyāpya—pervade; tiṣhṭhasi—reside; katham—how; vidyām aham—shall I know; yogin—the Supreme Master of Yogmaya; tvām—you; sadā—always; parichintayan—meditating; keṣhu—in what; keṣhu—in what; cha—and; bhāveṣhu—forms; chintyaḥ asi—to be thought of; bhagavan—the Supreme Divine Personality; mayā—by me