Chapter 10: The Opulence of the Absolute

Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Bhagavad-gītā As It Is 10.25

maharṣīṇāḿ bhṛgur ahaḿ

girām asmy ekam akṣaram

yajñānāḿ japa-yajño 'smi

sthāvarāṇāḿ himālayaḥ


mahā-ṛṣīṇām — among the great sages; bhṛguḥBhṛgu; ahamI am; girām — of vibrations; asmiI am; ekam akṣarampraṇava; yajñānām — of sacrifices; japa-yajñaḥ — chanting; asmiI am; sthāvarāṇām — of immovable things; himālayaḥ — the Himālayan mountains.


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


Brahmā, the first living creature within the universe, created several sons for the propagation of various kinds of species. Among these sons, Bhṛgu is the most powerful sage. Of all the transcendental vibrations, the oḿ (oḿkāra) represents Kṛṣṇa. Of all sacrifices, the chanting of Hare Kṛṣṇa, Hare Kṛṣṇa, Kṛṣṇa Kṛṣṇa, Hare Hare/ Hare Rāma, Hare Rāma, Rāma Rāma, Hare Hare is the purest representation of Kṛṣṇa. Sometimes animal sacrifices are recommended, but in the sacrifice of Hare Kṛṣṇa, Hare Kṛṣṇa, there is no question of violence. It is the simplest and the purest. Whatever is sublime in the worlds is a representation of Kṛṣṇa. 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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