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Bhagavad Gita Chapter 8 Verse 9

भगवद् गीता अध्याय 8 श्लोक 9

कविं पुराणमनुशासितार
सर्वस्य धातारमचिन्त्यरूप
मादित्यवर्णं तमसः परस्तात्।।8.9।।

English Translation - Swami Gambirananda

8.9 He who meditates on the Omniscient, the Anceint, the Ruler, subtler than the subtle, the Ordainer of everything, of inconceivable form, effulgent like the sun, and beyond darkness-(he attains the supreme Person).

English Translation of Ramanuja's Sanskrit Commentary

8.9 - 8.10 He who focusses his life-breath between the eyrows at the time of death with a mind rendered unswerving through its purification achieved by the strength of Yoga conjoined with Bhakti practised day after day; and he who contemplates on the Kavi i.e., the Omniscient, the Primeval, i.e., who existed always, the Ruler, i.e., who governs the universe, who is subtler than the subtle, i.e., who is subtler than the individual self, who is the Dhata of all, i.e., the creator of all, whose nature is inconceivable, i.e., whose nature is other than everything else, who is sun-coloured and beyond darkness, i.e., who possesses a divine form peculiar to Himself - he who concentrates on Him, the Divine Person described above, between the eyrows, attains Him alone. He attains His state and comes to have power and glory similar to His. Such is the meaning. Then He describes the mode of meditation to be adopted by the seeker of Kaivalya or the Jijnasu (i.e., of one who seeks to know his own self or Atman in contrast to one whose object is God-realisation).

Transliteration Bhagavad Gita 8.9

Kavim puraanamanushaasitaaramAnoraneeyaamsam anusmaredyah; Sarvasya dhaataaram achintyaroopamAadityavarnam tamasah parastaat.

Word Meanings Bhagavad Gita 8.9

kavim—poet; purāṇam—ancient; anuśhāsitāram—the controller; aṇoḥ—than the atom; aṇīyānsam—smaller; anusmaret—always remembers; yaḥ—who; sarvasya—of everything; dhātāram—the support; achintya—inconceivable; rūpam—divine form; āditya-varṇam—effulgent like the sun; tamasaḥ—to the darkness of ignorance; parastāt—beyond; prayāṇa-kāle—at the time of death; manasā—mind; achalena—steadily; bhaktyā—remembering with great devotion; yuktaḥ—united; yoga-balena—through the power of yog; cha—and; eva—certainly; bhruvoḥ—the two eyebrows; madhye—between; prāṇam—life airs; āveśhya—fixing; samyak—completely; saḥ—he; tam—him; param puruṣham—the Supreme Divine Lord; upaiti—attains; divyam—divine