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THE UNIVERSAL FORM

THE UNIVERSAL FORM

11.9: Samjaya said: O King, thus saying, the Supreme, the Lord of all Mystic Power, the Personality of Godhead, displayed His Universal Form to Arjuna.
10-11: Arjuna saw in that Universal Form unlimited mouths, unlimited eyes-all wondrous; the Form was decorated with divine ornaments, dazzling, and arrayed in many garbs. He was garlanded gloriously, and there were many scents smeared over His Body. All was magnificence, all-expanding, unlimited. This was seen by Arjuna.
12: If there could be hundreds of thousands of suns rising at once into the sky, then it would be possible to imagine the effulgence of the Supreme Person in that Universal Form.
13: At that time Arjuna could see in the Universal Form of the Lord the unlimited expansions of the universe seated in one place, although divided into many, many thousands. PURPORT
THE SANSKRIT WORD tatra, there, is very significant. It means that both Arjuna and Krishna were sitting on the chariot. Although Arjuna was visualizing the Universal Form of the Lord, both of Them were seated on the chariot. Others who were present on the battlefield could not see. This is because of the eyes of Arjuna. Arjuna saw in the Body of Krishna many thousands of universes, with many planets: Some of them are made of earth, some of them are made of gold, some of them are made of jewels; some of them are very great, some of them not so great. All these varieties Arjuna could see while sitting on his chariot. No one else could understand what was going on between Arjuna and Krishna.

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