THE HOLY GITA
CHAPTER NUMBER 11
VISVARUPA DARSANA YOGA OR THE YOGA OF THE VISION OF THE COSMIC FORM:
VERSE NUMBER 21
Text in Transliteration:
amee hi tvaam surasamghaa visanti
kecid bheetaah: praanjalayo grnanti
svastee ‘ty uktvaa maharshi siddhasamghaah:
stuvanti tvaam stutibhih: pushkalaabhih:
Sanskrit words and phrases and their meaning:
Amee = these; hi = verily; tvaam = thee; sura samghaah: = hosts of Devas; visanti = enter; kecit = some; bheetaah: = in fear; praanjalayah: = with joined palms; grrnanti = extol; svasti = may it be well; iti = thus; uktvaa having said; maharshi siddha samghaah: bands of great Rishis and Siddhas; stuvanti = praise; tvaam = thee; stutibhih: = with hymns; pushkalaabhih = complete.
Text in English:
These hosts of Devas indeed enter into You; some in awe extol You with joined palms; bands of great Rishis and Siddhas pronounce, “May it be well” and praise You with sublime hymns.
COMMENTARY BY SRIMAT SWAMI CHIDBHAVANANDA:
When the need for it comes, the Lord destroys not only the human beings on a large scale, but also the Devas who are called immortals by courtesy. As disease cleanses the body of bad matter, the Lord cleanses the world of wickedness by destruction on a colossal scale. Those who vaguely understand this design of the Lord, tremblingly submit themselves to the inevitable, with folded hands. There is as much grandeur in the sunset as there is in the sunrise. Like this, there is as much divinity in the Lord’s wiping out the universe as in His creating it. Great Rishis like Narada and Siddhas like Kapila intuit the sublimity of this divine sport and go into raptures in extolling it. Their hymns abound with inspiring ideas clothed in exuberant language. The purport of the praise is, “Lord, may good come out of Your great deeds!”
COMMENTARY BY DR.S.RADHAKRISHNAN:
The spiritual hosts adore His glory and are lost in ecstatic worship.
COMMENTARY BY SRIMAT SWAMI SIVANANDA:
Pushkalabhih means complete or well-worded praises or praises full of deep meanings.
Great sages like Narada and perfected ones like Kapila praise Thee with inspiring hymns.