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Bhagavad Gita Chapter 10 Verse 22

भगवद् गीता अध्याय 10 श्लोक 22

वेदानां सामवेदोऽस्मि देवानामस्मि वासवः।
इन्द्रियाणां मनश्चास्मि भूतानामस्मि चेतना।।10.22।।

English Translation - Swami Sivananda

10.22 Among the Vedas I am the Sama-Veda; I am Vasava among the gods; among the senses I am the mind; and I am intelligence among living beings.

English Commentary - Swami Sivananda

10.22 वेदानाम् among the Vedas? सामवेदः the Sama Veda? अस्मि (I) am? देवानाम् among the gods? अस्मि (I) am? वासवः Indra? इन्द्रियाणाम् among the senses? मनः mind? च and? अस्मि (I) am? भूतानाम् among living beings? अस्मि (I) am? चेतना intelligence.Commentary Vasava is Indra.Gods Such as Rudras? Adityas.Indriyas The five JnanaIndriyas or organs of knowledge? viz.? ear? skin? eye? tongue and nose and the five KarmaIndriyas or organs of action? viz.? speech? hands? feet? genitals and anus. The mind is regarded as the eleventh sense. As the senses cannot function without the help of the mind? the mind is regarded as the chief among the senses.Chetana Intelligence is that state of intellect which is manifest in the aggregate of the body and the senses.That which illumines all? from the intellect down to the grossest object? is called Chetana.

Transliteration Bhagavad Gita 10.22

Vedaanaam saamavedo’smi devaanaam asmi vaasavah; Indriyaanaam manashchaasmi bhootaanaamasmi chetanaa.

Word Meanings Bhagavad Gita 10.22

vedānām—amongst the Vedas; sāma-vedaḥ—the Sāma Veda; asmi—I am; devānām—of all the celestial gods; asmi—I am; vāsavaḥ̣—Indra; indriyāṇām—of amongst the senses; manaḥ—the mind; ca—and; asmi—I am; bhūtānām—amongst the living beings; asmi—I am; chetanā—consciousness