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Bhagavad Gita Chapter 18 Verse 63

भगवद् गीता अध्याय 18 श्लोक 63

इति ते ज्ञानमाख्यातं गुह्याद्गुह्यतरं मया।
विमृश्यैतदशेषेण यथेच्छसि तथा कुरु।।18.63।।

English Translation - Swami Gambirananda

18.63 To you has been imparted by Me this knowledge [Derived in the instrumental sense of means of knowledge; i.e. the scripture Gita.] which is moe secret than any secret. Pondering over this as a whole, do as you like.

English Translation - Swami Sivananda

18.63 Thus has wisdom, more secret than secrecy itself, been declared unto thee by Me; having reflected over it fully, then act as thou wishest.

English Translation - Dr. S. Sankaranarayan

18.63. Thus the [path of] wisdom, a better secret than all the secrets has been expounded to you by Me; comprehend it fully and then act as you please.

English Commentary - Swami Sivananda

18.63 इति thus? ते to thee? ज्ञानम् wisdom? आख्यातम् has been declared? गुह्यात् than the secret? गुह्यतरम् more secret? मया by Me? विमृश्य reflecting over? एतत् this? अशेषेण fully? यथा as? इच्छसि (thou) wishest? तथा so? कुरु act.Commentary Thus has wisdom? more profound than all secrets? been declared to thee by Me. This teaching is well known as the Gita? the essence of all the Vedas. If anyone follows it and lives in the spirit of this teaching he will certainly attain supreme peace? highest knowledge and immortality. There is no doubt about this. I have revealed the mystery of this secret treasure to thee as thou art dear to Me? O Arjuna.It The teaching declared above. Reflect fully over everything that has been taught to thee.

English Translation of Sanskrit Commentary By Sri Shankaracharya's

18.63 Te, to you; akhyatam, has been imparted, spoken of; maya, by Me who am the omniscient God; iti, this; jnanam, knowledge; which is guhyataram, more secret; guhyat, than any secret-i.e. it is extremely profound, mystical. Vimrsya, pondering over, contemplating on; etat, this, the Scripture as imparted; asesena, as a whole, and also on all the subjects dealt with; kuru, do; yatha icchasi tatha, as you like. Once again, hear what is beng said by Me:

English Translation of Commentary - Dr. S. Sankaranarayan

18.63 Iti te etc. : The [path of] wisdom has been taught to you. It is a better secret than the secret literature i.e., the last portion of the Vedas (the Upanisads), as it reveals the supreme Non-duality (Advaita-philosophy). Comprehend it fully and then : Deliberate on the purport of it and then. The purport has been, no doubt, elucidated by us by taking-by-horn-method (directly) whenever occasion arose. Yet, a clear reflection of the entire subject matter is shown here. Because it is the choicest one, the mind is never satisfied, when it is being elucidated and listened to. The most secret thing is being determined here. The method by which that is known, you must listen to now - so He says :-

English Translation of Ramanuja's Sanskrit Commentary

18.63 Thus, in this manner, has been set forth everything that is to be acired by those aspirants for release - the mystery of mysteries, concerning Karma Yoga, Jnana Yoga and Bhakti Yoga. Reflecting on it fully, do what you wish to do according to your alification - i.e., follow Karma Yoga, or Jnana Yoga or Bhakti Yoga according to your liking. Such is the meaning.

Commentary - Chakravarthi Ji

Here the Lord concludes the whole subject of Gita. Jnana or knowledge consists of karma yoga, astanga yoga and jnana yoga. The word jnana means that by which one knows. Thus jnana refers to a process, in this case scriptures, which produce knowledge of these sadhanas. I have revealed a scripture, jnana, which is more secret than those scriptures (guhyad guhyataram), a process that has not been revealed in the scriptures written by authors such as Vasista, Badarayana or Narada. Another meaning is: In relation to their omniscience, I am infinite. Thus they cannot understand the knowledge because of its most confidential nature. I also did not teach them at all because of its intense confidential nature. Considering this thoroughly (asesena), as is suitable to your taste, do what you want to do. Thus, the last six chapters concerning jnana have been completed. These three groups of six chapters, the Gita, the crown jewel of all knowledge, are the box containing the most valuable secret treasure of bhakti. The first six chapters, concernng karma, are the lower covering made of gold. The last six chapters, concerning jnana, are the lid made of gold and studded with jewels. Within the middle six chapters, resting within the container and the lid, shines the most excellent jewel of bhakti, more valuable than anything in the three worlds, which brings Krishna under control. Bhakti’s servants consisting of two verses (65 and 66) of sixty-four syllables placed in the lid of the box (last six chapters) should also be understood to be pure.

Rudra Vaishnava Sampradaya - Commentary

Concluding the essential teachings of the entire Srimad Bhagavad-Gita, the Supreme Lord Krishna declares that the most confidential and esoteric wisdom has been disclosed by Him in this treatise revealing how the jiva or embodied being attains eternal communion with the Supreme Lord which is the purpose and goal of human existence. This divine discourse was disclosed out of compassion and benevolence to all creation by Lord Krishna who is omniscient and extremely gracious. There is no knowledge more beneficial and valuable than Srimad Bhagavad-Gita. There is no knowledge higher or superior to Srimad Bhagavad-Gita. It should be well reflected upon and deeply contemplated and then one should act accordingly.

Brahma Vaishnava Sampradaya - Commentary

There is no commentary for this verse.

Shri Vaishnava Sampradaya - Commentary

Since the word jnanam or knowledge is linked to guhyataram meaning most confidential it denotes wisdom the conclusion of knowledge which is indispensable to an aspirant and the most valuable for it is the final conclusion for the entire Srimad Bhagavad-Gita. Lord Krishna instructs to examine, analyse and contemplate the teachings of the three paths known as karma yoga or facilitating communion with the Supreme Lord by actions. Bhakti yoga or facilitating communion with the Supreme Lord by exclusive loving devotion and by jnana yoga or facilitating communion with the Supreme Lord by empirical knowledge. After thoroughly reflecting on how each may be implemented into the reality of daily life one should harmonise them and act accordingly.

Kumara Vaishnava Sampradaya - Commentary

Since the word jnanam or knowledge is linked to guhyataram meaning most confidential it denotes wisdom the conclusion of knowledge which is indispensable to an aspirant and the most valuable for it is the final conclusion for the entire Srimad Bhagavad-Gita. Lord Krishna instructs to examine, analyse and contemplate the teachings of the three paths known as karma yoga or facilitating communion with the Supreme Lord by actions. Bhakti yoga or facilitating communion with the Supreme Lord by exclusive loving devotion and by jnana yoga or facilitating communion with the Supreme Lord by empirical knowledge. After thoroughly reflecting on how each may be implemented into the reality of daily life one should harmonise them and act accordingly.

Transliteration Bhagavad Gita 18.63

Iti te jnaanamaakhyaatam guhyaad guhyataram mayaa; Vimrishyaitadasheshena yathecchasi tathaa kuru.

Word Meanings Bhagavad Gita 18.63

iti—thus; te—to you; jñānam—knowledge; ākhyātam—explained; guhyāt—than secret knowledge; guhya-taram—still more secret knowledge; mayā—by me; vimṛiśhya—pondering; etat—on this; aśheṣheṇa—completely; yathā—as; ichchhasi—you wish; tathā—so; kuru—do