CHAPTER 7

• The suprime personality of Godhead said: Now hear, O son of Pritha, how by practicing yoga in full consciousness of Me, with mind attached to Me, you can know Me in full, free from doubt.

• Out of many thousands among men, one may endeavor for perfection, and of those who have achieved perfection, hardly one knows Me in truth.

• Earth , water, fire, air, ether, mind, intelligence and false ego all together these eight cinstitute My separated material energies.

• Besides these, O mighty-armed Arjuna, there is another, superior energy of Mine, which comprises the living entities who are exploiting the resources of this material, inferior nature.

• All created beings have their source in these two natures. Of all that is material and all that is spiritual in this world, know for certain that I am both the origin and the dissolution.

• O conquerer of wealth, there is no truth superior to Me, everything rests upon Me, as pearls are strung on a thread.

• O son of kunti, I am the taste of water, the light of the sun and the moon, the syllable om in the vedic mantras; I am the sound in ether and ability in man.

• I am the strength of the strong, devoid of passion and desire. I am sex life which is not contrary to religious principles, O lord of the Bharatas.

• Deluded by the three modes (goodness, passion and ignorance) the whole world does not know Me, who am above the modes and inexhaustible.

• This divine energy of Mine, consisting of the three modes of material nature , is difficult to overcome. But those who have surrendered unto Me can easily cross beyond it.

• Those miscreants who are grossly foolish, who are lowest among mankind, whose knowledge is stolen by illusion, and who partaked of the atheistic nature of demons do not surrender unto me.

• O best among the Bharatas, four kinds of pious men begin to render devotional service unto Me- the distressed, the desirer of wealth, the inquisitive, and he who is searching for knowledge of the Absolute.

• After many births and deaths, he who is actually in knowledge surrenders unto Me, knowing Me to be the cause of all causes and all that is. Such a great soul is very rare.

• Thos whose intelligence has been stolen by material desires surrender unto demigods and follow the particular rules and regulations of worship according to their own natures.

• I am in everyone’s heart as the supersoul. As soon as one desires to worship some demigod, I make his faith steady so that he can devote himself to that particular deity.

• Unintelligent men , who do not know me perfectly, think that I, the supreme personality of Godhead, Krishna, was impersonal before and have now assumed this personality. Due to their small knowledge, they do not know My higher nature, which is imperishable and supreme.

• I am never manifest to the foolish and unintelligent. For them I am covered by My internal potency, and therefore they do not know that I am unborn and infallible.

• O arjuna, as the supreme personality of Godhead, I know everything that has happened in the past, all that is happening in the present, and all things that are yet to come. I also know all living entities; but Me no one knows.

• O scion of Bhatara, O conqueror of the foe, all living entities are born into delusion, bewildered by dualities arisen from desire and hate.

• Person who have acted piously in previous lives and in this life and whose sinful actions are completely eradicated are freed from the dualities of delusion, and they engage themselves in My service with determination.