Chapter 10: The Opulence of the Absolute

Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Bhagavad-gītā As It Is 10.25

maharshīnām bhrigur aham

girām asmy ekam aksharam

yaj˝ānām japa-yaj˝o 'smi

sthāvarānām himālayah

SYNONYMS

mahā-rishīnām — among the great sages; bhriguhBhrigu; ahamI am; girām — of vibrations; asmiI am; ekam aksharampranava; yaj˝ānām — of sacrifices; japa-yaj˝ah — chanting; asmiI am; sthāvarānām — of immovable things; himālayah — the Himālayan mountains.

TRANSLATION

Of the great sages I am Bhrigu; of vibrations I am the transcendental om. Of sacrifices I am the chanting of the holy names [japa], and of immovable things I am the Himālayas.

PURPORT

Brahmā, the first living creature within the universe, created several sons for the propagation of various kinds of species. Among these sons, Bhrigu is the most powerful sage. Of all the transcendental vibrations, the om (omkāra) represents Krishna. Of all sacrifices, the chanting of Hare Krishna, Hare Krishna, Krishna Krishna, Hare Hare/ Hare Rāma, Hare Rāma, Rāma Rāma, Hare Hare is the purest representation of Krishna. Sometimes animal sacrifices are recommended, but in the sacrifice of Hare Krishna, Hare Krishna, there is no question of violence. It is the simplest and the purest. Whatever is sublime in the worlds is a representation of Krishna. Therefore the Himālayas, the greatest mountains in the world, also represent Him. The mountain named Meru was mentioned in a previous verse, but Meru is sometimes movable, whereas the Himālayas are never movable. Thus the Himālayas are greater than Meru.

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