BG Chap 10 - Chapter Summary

If one thoroughly studies the different descriptions of the opulences and expansions of Kṛṣṇa's energy, then one can understand without any doubt the position of Lord Śrī Kṛṣṇa and can fix his mind in the worship of Kṛṣṇa without deviation. The Lord is all-pervading by the expansion of His partial representation, the Supersoul, who enters into everything that is. Pure devotees, therefore, concentrate their minds in Kṛṣṇa consciousness in full devotional service; therefore they are always situated in the transcendental position. Devotional service and worship of Kṛṣṇa are very clearly indicated in this chapter in verses eight through eleven. That is the way of pure devotional service. By Kṛṣṇa’s energy alone the universe is maintained, and by a small particle of His energy, the sun derives its intense heat, and all other objects possess their powers. By intelligence given by that realization, one should taste His sweetness. This Kṛṣṇa is worshipped in this tenth chapter.

The importance of Kṛṣṇa in this chapter:

10.1 – Kṛṣṇa’s supreme word – parama vacaḥ
10.1 – Arjuna is Kṛṣṇa’s beloved – prīyamāṇāya
10.2 – To understand Kṛṣṇa - Neither the devas nor the ṛṣis understand my powers – na me viduḥ sura-gaṇāḥ prabhavam na maharṣayaḥ
10.2 – Kṛṣṇa is the source of the sages and demigods – aham ādir hi devānāṁ
10.3 – To understand Kṛṣṇa - one who understands me as unborn, beginningless and Lord of the universe is freed from all sins – yo mām ajam anādim ca vetti loka-maheśvaram
10.4, 10.5 – Kṛṣṇa is the source of all qualities like intelligence, knowledge, nonviolence, fame etc
10.6 – The sages and Manus come from Kṛṣṇa’s mind
10.7 - Kṛṣṇa’s abounding power and yoga knowing which one is absorbed in yoga
10.8 – Kṛṣṇa is the source of everything – ahaṁ sarvasya prabhavaḥ
10.8 – Everything comes from Kṛṣṇa – mattaḥ sarvaṁ pravartate
10.8 – Meditating on Kṛṣṇa - budhā bhāva-samanvitāḥ – the wise offer their love being fully immersed in feelings of love
10.9 – Thought focused on Kṛṣṇa - mac-cittā – With their thought on me
10.9 – Life dedicated to Kṛṣṇa – mat-gata-prāṇā
10.9 – Talks dedicated about Kṛṣṇa – kathayantaś ca mām
10.9 – All these give satisfaction and bliss – tuṣyanti ca ramanti ca
10.10 – Coming to Kṛṣṇa - yena mām upayānti te – by buddhi yoga they come close to me
10.11 – Kṛṣṇa dispels the darkness – aham ajñāna-jam tamaḥ nāśayāmi
10.12 – Kṛṣṇa is the supreme Brahman, supreme abode, supreme purifier, original Lord
10.13 –All sages describe Kṛṣṇa
10.14 – Neither the devas nor the demons know Kṛṣṇa
10.15 – Only Kṛṣṇa knows Himself by Himself
10.15 – Kṛṣṇa is the source of all, Lord of all, God of gods and master of the universe
10.19 - Kṛṣṇa’s powers are endless
10.20-39 - Kṛṣṇa’s opulences are described
10.40 - Kṛṣṇa’s powers are infinite
10.41 – Anything glorious is but a spark of Kṛṣṇa’s splendor
10.42 – Kṛṣṇa supports the universe with a part of Himself

Thus ends Chapter 10 of Bhagavad gita culled from 'Bhagavad gita As it is' by Srila Prabhupada, 'As they surrender' by Bhurijana Prabhu, 'Sarartha Varsini' by Visvanatha Cakravarti Thakura and 'Gita Bhusana' by Baladeva Vidyabhusana.