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Bhagavad Gita Chapter 18 Verse 64

भगवद् गीता अध्याय 18 श्लोक 64

सर्वगुह्यतमं भूयः श्रृणु मे परमं वचः।
इष्टोऽसि मे दृढमिति ततो वक्ष्यामि ते हितम्।।18.64।।

English Translation - Swami Gambirananda

18.64 Listen again to My highest utterance which is the profoundest of all. Since you are ever dear to Me, therefore I shall speak what is beneficial to you.

English Translation - Swami Sivananda

18.64 Hear thou again My supreme word, most secret of all; because thou art dearly beloved of Me, I will tell thee what is good.

English Translation - Dr. S. Sankaranarayan

18.64. Yet again, you must listen to My ultimate (or supreme) message which is the highest secret of all. You are My dear one and have a firm intellect. Hence I shall tell you what is good to you :

English Commentary - Swami Sivananda

18.64 सर्वगुह्यतमम् the most secret of all? भूयः again? श्रृणु hear? मे My? परमम् supreme? वचः word? इष्टः beloved? असि (thou) art? मे of Me? दृढम् dearly? इति thus? ततः therefore? वक्ष्यामि (I) will speak? ते thy? हितम् what is good.Commentary Now listen once more with rapt attention to My words. Thou art very dear to Me. Thou art a sincere aspirant. Therefore I am telling thee this most mysterious truth. Hear from Me this mystery of all mysteries. I shall tell it to you again to make a deep impression on your mind? although it has been declared more than once. I do not hope to get any reward from thee. Thou art My most beloved friend and disciple. Therefore I will speak what is good for thee? the means of attaining Selfrealisation. This is the supreme good or the highest of all kinds of good for thee.

English Translation of Sanskrit Commentary By Sri Shankaracharya's

18.64 Srnu, listen; bhuyah, again; to me, My; paramam, highest; vacah, utternace; which is sarva-guhyatamam, profundest of all, most secret of all secrets, though it has been repeatedly stated. Neither from fear nor even for the sake of money am I speaking! What then? Iti, since, considering that; asi, you are; drdham, ever, unwaveringly; istah, dear; me, to Me; tatah, therefore, for that reason; vaksyami, I shall speak; what is hitam, beneficial; te, to you, what is the highest means of attaining Knowledge. That is indeed the most beneficial of all beneficial things. What is that (You are going to tell me)? In answer the Lord says:

English Translation of Commentary - Dr. S. Sankaranarayan

18.64 See Comment under 18.65

English Translation of Ramanuja's Sanskrit Commentary

18.64 It has been said that Bhakti Yoga is the most secret of all secrets, in such texts as I will declare to you, who does not cavil, this most mysterious knowledge (9.1). Hear again My supreme word concerning it (i.e., Bhakti Yoga). As you are exceedingly dear to Me, therefore, I shall declare what is good for you.

Commentary - Chakravarthi Ji

Glancing at Arjuna, his very dear friend, standing silently as he began to review the very deep meaning of the Gita scripture, the Lord, his heart melting like butter due to his mercy, spoke. “O my dear friend Arjuna, I will now speak the essence of the whole scripture in eight verses. Forget about the difficulties in having to review everything in order to understand it.” Again (bhuyah) hear the most secret knowledge. He says “again” because he said the same thing at the end of the ninth chapter: man-mana bhava mad-bhakto mad-yaji mam namaskuru mam evaisyasi yuktvaivam atmanam mat-parayanah – Bhagavad Gita 9.34 Those were the highest words (paramam vacah), the most secret (guhyatamam), the essence of even the Gita, which is the essence of the meaning of all scriptures. There is no secret greater than this, anywhere, or from anywhere, in any way, at all. He then gives the reason for speaking this. Because you are very (drdham) dear (istah), my friend, I speak for your benefit. Without having such friendship no one speaks any most confidential topic. Drdha matir (with fixed mind) instead of drdham iti is another reading of the text.

Rudra Vaishnava Sampradaya - Commentary

For those due to some unexplainable obstacle or impediment who are unable to reflect on the profound and sublime teachings of Srimad Bhagavad-Gita in its entirety, the Supreme Lord Krishna will reveal the essence of Srimad Bhagavad-Gita in verses 65 and 66. Although confidential teachings have been collectively revealed throughout the preceding 17 chapters. Now Lord Krishna will reveal the most concise form of the teachings that consolidates them all. Graciously He commands sarva-guhytamam bhuyah srnu meaning: Hear again My most confidential teachings. But now He will bequeath the consummate conclusion of all conclusions in their purest essence. Why does the Supreme Lord bestow this? Because He considers the reality of how dear His devotees existing in the turbulent and unstable material existence are so beloved by Him. For this reason He reveals the absolute essential teachings in the next two verses for the ultimate benefit of His loving devotees. Some anvayas interpret drdham hitam as most beneficial. Others interpret drdhamati as of firm resolve; but we interpret drdham istah as extremely dear which is how a beloved is.

Brahma Vaishnava Sampradaya - Commentary

There is no commentary for this verse.

Shri Vaishnava Sampradaya - Commentary

Among the three paths mentioned in the previous verse: bhakti yoga or facilitating communion by exclusive loving devotion unto the Supreme Lord Krishna or any of His authorised avatars or incarnations and expansions according to Vedic scriptures is considered the most exalted and pre- eminent and thus it is the most confidential. Because Lord Krishna is extremely affectionate to His devotees who have Him alone as their sole refuge, He will mercifully reveal in the next two verses the absolute conclusion and final essence of the entire divine discourse of Srimad Bhagavad-Gita.

Kumara Vaishnava Sampradaya - Commentary

Among the three paths mentioned in the previous verse: bhakti yoga or facilitating communion by exclusive loving devotion unto the Supreme Lord Krishna or any of His authorised avatars or incarnations and expansions according to Vedic scriptures is considered the most exalted and pre- eminent and thus it is the most confidential. Because Lord Krishna is extremely affectionate to His devotees who have Him alone as their sole refuge, He will mercifully reveal in the next two verses the absolute conclusion and final essence of the entire divine discourse of Srimad Bhagavad-Gita.

Transliteration Bhagavad Gita 18.64

Sarvaguhyatamam bhooyah shrinu me paramam vachah; Ishto’si me dridhamiti tato vakshyaami te hitam.

Word Meanings Bhagavad Gita 18.64

sarva-guhya-tamam—the most confidential of all; bhūyaḥ—again; śhṛiṇu—hear; me—by me; paramam—supreme; vachaḥ—instruction; iṣhṭaḥ asi—you are dear; me—to me; dṛiḍham—very; iti—thus; tataḥ—because; vakṣhyāmi—I am speaking; te—for your; hitam—benefit