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Bhagavad Gita Chapter 4 Verse 4

भगवद् गीता अध्याय 4 श्लोक 4

अर्जुन उवाच
अपरं भवतो जन्म परं जन्म विवस्वतः।
कथमेतद्विजानीयां त्वमादौ प्रोक्तवानिति।।4.4।।

English Translation - Dr. S. Sankaranarayan

4.4. Arjuna said Your birth is later, [while] the birth of Vivasvat is earlier; how am then to understand that You had properly taught [him this] in the beginnig ?

English Translation of Commentary - Dr. S. Sankaranarayan

4.4 Even though he knows the nature of the Lord, Arjuna asks this estion in order to publisize it to the world.

Transliteration Bhagavad Gita 4.4

Arjuna Uvaacha: Aparam bhavato janma param janma vivaswatah; Katham etadvijaaneeyaam twam aadau proktavaan iti.

Word Meanings Bhagavad Gita 4.4

arjunaḥ uvācha—Arjun said; aparam—later; bhavataḥ—your; janma—birth; param—prior; janma—birth; vivasvataḥ—Vivasvan, the sun-god; katham—how; etat—this; vijānīyām—am I to understand; tvam—you; ādau—in the beginning; proktavān—taught; iti—thus