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Bhagavad Gita Chapter 15 Verse 10

भगवद् गीता अध्याय 15 श्लोक 10

उत्क्रामन्तं स्थितं वापि भुञ्जानं वा गुणान्वितम्।
विमूढा नानुपश्यन्ति पश्यन्ति ज्ञानचक्षुषः।।15.10।।

English Translation - Swami Sivananda

15.10 The deluded do not see Him Who departs, stays and enjoys; but they who possess the eye of knowledge behold Him.

English Commentary - Swami Sivananda

15.10 उत्क्रामन्तम् departing? स्थितम् staying? वा or? अपि also? भुञ्जानम् enjoying? वा or? गुणान्वितम् united with the Gunas? विमूढाः the deluded? न not? अनुपश्यन्ति do see (Him)? पश्यन्ति behold (Him)? ज्ञानचक्षुषः those who possess the eye of knowledge.Commentary Though the Self is nearest and comes most easily within their field of vision or consciousness? the ignorant and the deluded are not able to behold Him? because they are swayed by the alities of Nature their minds constantly run towards the sensual objects and are saturated with passion they identify the Self with the body their vision is engrossed in external forms. But those who are endowed with the inner eye of intuition do behold Him.Yama said to Nachiketas The selfexistent Brahma created the senses with outgoing tendencies therefore man beholds the external universe and not the internal Self. He aded But some wise men with their senses turned away from the objects? desirous of immortality? turn their gaze inwards and behold the Self within (seated in their heart). (Katha Upanishad IV.1)Those who possess the inner eye of knowledge behold that the Self is entirely distinct from the body. They realise the Selfs separate existence from the body and know that the body moves and acts on account of Its presence therein? just as the iron moves and acts in the presence of the magnet.

Transliteration Bhagavad Gita 15.10

Utkraamantam sthitam vaapi bhunjaanam vaa gunaanvitam; Vimoodhaa naanupashyanti pashyanti jnaanachakshushah.

Word Meanings Bhagavad Gita 15.10

utkrāmantam—departing; sthitam—residing; vā api—or even; bhuñjānam—enjoys; vā—or; guṇa-anvitam—under the spell of the modes of material nature; vimūḍhāḥ—the ignorant; na—not; anupaśhyanti—percieve; paśhyanti—behold; jñāna-chakṣhuṣhaḥ—those who possess the eyes of knowledge