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Bhagavad Gita Chapter 11 Verse 52

भगवद् गीता अध्याय 11 श्लोक 52

श्री भगवानुवाच
सुदुर्दर्शमिदं रूपं दृष्टवानसि यन्मम।
देवा अप्यस्य रूपस्य नित्यं दर्शनकाङ्क्षिणः।।11.52।।

English Translation - Swami Gambirananda

11.52 The Blessed Lord said This form of Mine which you have seen is very difficult to see; even the gods are ever desirous of a vision of this form.

English Translation - Swami Sivananda

11.52 The Blessed Lord said Very hard indeed it is to see this form of Mine which thou hast seen. Even the gods are ever longing to behold it.

English Translation - Dr. S. Sankaranarayan

11.52. The Bhagavat said This form of Mine, which you have just observed is extremely difficult to observe; even gods are always curious of observing this form.

English Commentary - Swami Sivananda

11.52 सुदुर्दर्शम् very hard to see? इदम् this? रूपम् form? दृष्टवानसि thou hast seen? यत् which? मम My? देवाः gods? अपि also? अस्य (of) this? रूपस्य of form? नित्यम् ever? दर्शनकाङ्क्षिणः (are) desrious to behold.Commentary Lord Krishna says to Arjuna Though the gods long to behold the Cosmic Form yet they have not seen it as you have done. THey can never behold it.Just as the Chataka (a bird) longs for a drop of rain? eagerly turning its eyes towards the clouds? so also do gods yearn to behold the Cosmic Form but their wishes have not been gratified even in their dreams. Such is that marvellous vision which thou hast easily seen.

English Translation of Sanskrit Commentary By Sri Shankaracharya's

11.52 Idam, this; rupam, form; mama, of Mine; yat, which; drstavan, asi, you have seen is; sudur-darsam, very difficult to see. Api, even; the devah, gods; are nityam, ever; darsana-kanksinah, desirous of a vision; asya, of this; rupasya, form of Mine. The idea is that though they want to see, they have not seen in the way you have, nor will they see! Why so?

English Translation of Commentary - Dr. S. Sankaranarayan

11.52 Sri Abhinavagupta did not comment upon this sloka.

English Translation of Ramanuja's Sanskrit Commentary

11.52 The Lord said This form of Mine which you have seen, and which has the whole universe under control, which is the foundation of all and which forms the origin of all - this cannot be beheld by any one. Even the gods ever long to see this form; but they have not seen it. Why? Sri Krsna says:

Commentary - Chakravarthi Ji

Here the Lord glorifies in three verses that universal form which he showed. The devatas desire to see that form, but cannot see it. But you do not even desire that form. How can your two eyes, which continually taste the great sweetness of my human form which is the original form, enjoy that universal form? Therefore I gave you divya eyes to see it: divyarh dadami te caksuh. But though I gave divya (heavenly) eyes, I did not give you a divya mind. Thus, by those divya eyes alone you cannot enjoy completely that form, because your mind relishes only the great sweetness of my human form. If I had given you divya mind, then you would have relished that form of the purusa as the universal form just as devatas do.

Rudra Vaishnava Sampradaya - Commentary

Revealing the extraordinary grace that He had bestowed on Arjuna, the Supreme Lord Krishna declares that idam-rupam His original two-armed form which is pure spiritual sat-cid-ananda or eternal existence, unlimited cognizance and endless bliss. This form is almost never seen by any of the demigods who always hanker to see it but are unable as it is extremely rare to behold. That Lord Krishna is no longer refering to the visvarupa or divine universal form is evident by the words drstavan asi which mean are presently seeing.

Brahma Vaishnava Sampradaya - Commentary

The original two-armed form of the Supreme Lord Krishna is very rarely seen any where in the material existence and even the demigods are always hankering for a glimpse of it; but despite immense life spans of hundreds of thousands of years they are unable to see it.

Shri Vaishnava Sampradaya - Commentary

Lord Krishna explains His two-armed form is extremely difficult to behold and is very rarely seen. The demigods in the heavenly planets having heard about it are always hankering to see His visvarupa or divine universal form but it is inaccessible to them and His two-armed form they have no opportunity to witness as they are unaware of it.

Kumara Vaishnava Sampradaya - Commentary

Lord Krishna explains His two-armed form is extremely difficult to behold and is very rarely seen. The demigods in the heavenly planets having heard about it are always hankering to see His visvarupa or divine universal form but it is inaccessible to them and His two-armed form they have no opportunity to witness as they are unaware of it.

Transliteration Bhagavad Gita 11.52

Sri Bhagavaan Uvaacha: Sudurdarshamidam roopam drishtavaanasi yanmama; Devaa apyasya roopasya nityam darshanakaangkshinah.

Word Meanings Bhagavad Gita 11.52

śhrī-bhagavān uvācha—the Supreme Lord said; su-durdarśham—exceedingly difficult to behold; idam—this; rūpam—form; dṛiṣhṭavān asi—that you are seeing; yat—which; mama—of mine; devāḥ—the celestial gods; api—even; asya—this; rūpasya—form; nityam—eternally; darśhana-kāṅkṣhiṇaḥ—aspiring to see; na—never; aham—I; vedaiḥ—by study of the Vedas; na—never; tapasā—by serious penances; na—never; dānena—by charity; na—never; cha—also; ijyayā—by worship; śhakyaḥ—it is possible; evam-vidhaḥ—like this; draṣhṭum—to see; dṛiṣhṭavān—seeing; asi—you are; mām—me; yathā—as