“In the olden times, there was a Brahmin of the name of Dhira-buddhi in Kashipuri, who was very dear to Lord Shiva. He was always peaceful and all of his senses were fixed in the glorification of Lord Krishna. Wherever, he would go, Lord Shiva would follow him with great love, so that Lord Shiva could protect and serve him. Seeing Lord Shiva’s activities, Lord Shiva’s eternal servant Bhringi-riddhi inquired from Lord Shiva, “What kind of austerities and other pious activities has this great devotee performed, that you are personally rendering service to him?”
Hearing Bhringi-riddhi’s inquiry, Lord Shiva replied as follows. “Once, in Kailash Purvat, in the garden known as Punnaag, I was enjoying sitting in the moonlight, and suddenly there was a great wind, which caused the trees to shake with a very loud noise. Suddenly a shadow was cast all around as if a mountain was moving. Suddenly, in the sky, a very large bird in the colour of a rain cloud appeared. Due to the flapping of its wings, it was causing the trees to shake and the dust to swirl around. Suddenly the bird landed on the ground and offered his respects to me and also one beautiful lotus flower. After which, he said, “Oh Mahadeva! All glories to you, the shelter of all. There is no limit to your glories. You are the protector of the devotees, who have control over their senses. And you are the foremost of all the devotees of the Supreme Lord Krishna. Great souls such as Brihaspati are always chanting your glories. But even the thousand-headed Ananta Shesa, is not able to fully describe your glories. So what to speak of a bird like me, with such small intelligence.”
After hearing the bird’s prayer, I inquired, “Who are you, and where are you coming from? You look like a swan and your bodily colour is that of a crow.” That bird said, “Please understand that I am the swan-carrier of Lord Brahma. And the reason for my body having attained a black colour, I will relate to you.
Just close to Saurashtra (Surat), there is one beautiful lake, from where this wonderful heavenly lotus flower came from. I had been enjoying there for some time. Just as I was flying off from that place, I suddenly fell to the ground and my body took on this black colour. At that time I was thinking to my self. How have I fallen down, and how has my body which was white like camphor, turned black? While thinking in this way I heard a voice, coming from the lotuses in the lake “Oh, swan, get up, I will tell you the reason why you fell down, and your body turned black.” At that time I got up and went to the centre of the lake, where there were five extraordinary beautiful lotuses, out of which came a very beautiful lady. After circumambulating her, I inquired as to the reason of my falling down. She replied; “Oh, black swan, while you were flying, you flew over me, and due to this offense, your body has now become black. When I saw you fall down, I felt sorry for you, thus, I called you here. When I opened my mouth, the scent emanating from it was able to purify at one time seven thousand black bees, who immediately attained admission into the heavenly realm. My dear king of birds, the reason I have such power I will tell you.
Previous to this birth, three births before, I was born in a Brahmin family, and my name was Saroja-vadana, my father had always instructed me in the principles of chastity and when I got married I served my husband very faithfully. One day I found a Maina (a black bird), and due to looking after it, my service to my husband became affected, for which he became angry, and cursed me, “Oh, sinful woman, you will become a Maina in your next birth.”
In my next birth I became a Maina, but due to my following the principles of chastity strictly, I managed to come in contact with some sages, who kept me at their ashram. One of the sage’s daughters used to look after me. While staying there, every morning and evening I would hear the recitation of the tenth chapter of Shrimad Bhagwat Gita, due to which in my next birth I attained the body of an Apsara in the heavenly planets of the name Padmavati. One day, I was travelling in a flower airplane when I saw the beautiful lotus flower on this lake. Coming here, I started to enjoy in the water. At that time, Durvasa-Rishi arrived and saw me completely naked. Being afraid of him I immediately took on the form of five lotuses. My two arms became two lotuses and my two legs became two lotuses, and the rest of my body became the fifth lotus. From Durvasa Rishi’s eyes fire started to emanate: “Oh, sinful one, you will stay in that form for one hundred years”. After cursing me, he immediately disappeared. But fortunately, I was able to remember the Tenth Chapter of the Shrimad Bhagwat Gita. And today, I have become free from the curse, Due to your crossing over me, you fell to the ground and your body became black. But if you hear from me the Tenth Chapter of the Shrimad Bhagwat Gita, you will be able to become free from this situation.”
After Padmavati had completed reciting the Tenth Chapter of Shrimad Bhagwat Gita, she left in an airplane for Vaikuntha. After that I came here and offered this beautiful lotus from that lake to you.”
Lord Siva said, “After that black swan completed his story he immediately gave up his body and took birth in a Brahmin family as Dhira-buddhi, who, from his childhood, always chanted the Tenth Chapter of Shrimad Bhagwat Gita.
And whoever would hear that chanting from him would attain darshan of Lord Vishnu, who is holding the Shankha and Chakra. Whoever would hear that chanting, whether they are fallen and addicted to intoxication, or even killers of Brahmins, they would attain the darshan of Lord Vishnu, who is holding the Shankha and Chakra. For that reason my dear Bhringi-riddhi, I am always serving Dhira-buddhi.”
Lord Siva said, “My dear Parvati, whether one be a male or female, Sannyasi or Grihastha in fact whatever situation one may be in, if he chants the Tenth Chapter of Shrimad Bhagwat Gita, he will attain the darshan of Lord Vishnu.”
So that is the greatness of Tenth chapter of Bhagwat Gita.”
Chapter Ten of Bhagwat Gita is entitled "The Yoga of Divine Glories."
On the battle field of Kurukshetra, when Arjuna, the disciple of Lord Krishna got infatuated & forgot his duty to fight, then Lord Krishna reminded Arjuna of his duty to fight a lawful, justful war & gave him the teachings of Bhagwat Gita. Arjuna after having been taught in the path of knowledge by Lord Krishna came back to his path of duty & fought a lawful battle against the Kauravas (his enemies) & won the battle with the grace of Lord Krishna.
Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Ten (10) is entitled "The Yoga of Divine Glories." This Chapter has a total of 42 verses.
Verses 1 to 7 are about the description of God's glories and power of Yoga with the fruit of their knowledge.
Verses 8 to 11 discusses about the Bhaktiyoga - its fruits and glory.
Verses 12 to 18 In these verses Arjuna offers his praises to God and prays to the Lord for a description of His glories and power of Yoga.
Verses 19 to 42 In these verses Lord Describes His glories and power of Yoga.
To read complete Chapter Ten (10) Verse by Verse in Original Sanskrit Language Text & its English Translation......Click here to read...........Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Ten (Chapter-10)
Below are some verses from Tenth chapter of Bhagwat Gita:
bhuya eva maha-baho
shrinu me paramam vachah
yat te ’ham priyamanaya
vaksyami hita-kamyaya" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Ten verse 1)
"Sri Krishna said: Listen again, O Arjuna. Because you are My dear friend, for your benefit I shall speak to you further, giving knowledge that is better than what I have already explained."
"na me viduh sura-ganah
prabhavam na maharsayah
aham adir hi devanam
maharsinam cha sarvasah" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Ten verse 2)
"Sri Krishna said: Neither the hosts of demigods nor the great sages know My origin or opulence's, for, in every respect, I am the source of the demigods and sages."
"yo mam ajam anadim cha
asammudhah sa martyesu
sarva-papaih pramucyate" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Ten verse 3)
"Sri Krishna said: He who knows Me as the unborn, as the beginning less, as the Supreme Lord of all the worlds—he only, un-deluded among men, is freed from all sins."
"maharsayah sapta purve
chatvaro manavas tatha
mad-bhava manasa jata
yesham loka imah prajah" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Ten verse 6)
"Sri Krishna said: The seven great sages and before them the four other great sages and the Manus [progenitors of mankind] come from Me, born from My mind, and all the living beings populating the various planets descend from them."
"etam vibhutim yogam cha
mama yo vetti tattvatah
so ’vikalpena yogena
yujyate natra samsayah" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Ten verse 7)
"Sri Krishna said: One who is factually convinced of this opulence and mystic power of Mine engages in unalloyed devotional service; of this there is no doubt."
"aham sarvasya prabhavo
mattah sarvam pravartate
iti matva bhajante mam
budha bhava-samanvitah" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Ten verse 8)
"Sri Krishna said: I am the source of all spiritual and material worlds. Everything emanates from Me. The wise who perfectly know this engage in My devotional service and worship Me with all their hearts."
kathayantas cha mam nityam
tusyanti cha ramanti cha" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Ten verse 9)
"Sri Krishna said: The thoughts of My pure devotees dwell in Me, their lives are fully devoted to My service, and they derive great satisfaction and bliss from always enlightening one another and conversing about Me."
dadami buddhi-yogam tam
yena mam upayanti te" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Ten verse 10)
"Sri Krishna said: To those who are constantly devoted to serving Me with love, I give the understanding by which they can come to Me."
aham ajnana-jam tamah
jnana-dipena bhasvata" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Ten verse 11)
"Sri Krishna said: To show them special mercy, I, dwelling in their hearts, destroy with the shining lamp of knowledge the darkness born of ignorance."
param brahma param dhama
pavitram paramam bhavan
purusham sasvatam divyam
adi-devam ajam vibhum"
"ahus tvam rsayah sarve
devarsir naradas tatha
asito devalo vyasah
svayam chaiva bravisi me" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Ten verse 12-13)
"Arjuna said: You are the Lord of the universe, the ultimate abode, the purest, the Absolute Truth. You are the eternal, transcendental, original human being, the unborn, the greatest. All the great sages such as Narada, Asita, Devala and Vyasa confirm this truth about You, and now You Yourself are declaring it to me."
"sarvam etad rtam manye
yan mam vadasi keshava
na hi te bhagavan vyaktim
vidur deva na danavah" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Ten verse 14)
"Arjuna said: O Krishna, I totally accept as truth all that You have told me. Neither the demigods nor the demons, O Lord, can understand Your personality."
vettha tvam purushottama
deva-deva jagat-pate" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Ten verse 15)
"Arjuna said: Indeed, You alone know Yourself by Your own internal potency, O Supreme human being, origin of all, Lord of all beings, God of gods, Lord of the universe!"
aham atma gudakesha
aham adis cha madhyam cha
bhutanam anta eva cha" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Ten verse 20)
"Sri Krishna said: I am the Super soul, O Arjuna, seated in the hearts of all living entities. I am the beginning, the middle and the end of all beings."
"adityanam aham vishnur
jyotisam ravir amsuman
maricir marutam asmi
nakshatranam aham sasi" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Ten verse 21)
"Sri Krishna said: Of the Adityas I am Vishnu, of lights I am the radiant sun, of the Maruts I am Marici, and among the stars I am the moon."
"vedanam sama-vedo ’smi
devanam asmi vasavah
indriyanam manas chasmi
bhutanam asmi cetana" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Ten verse 22)
"Sri Krishna said: Of the Vedas I am the Sama Veda; of the demigods I am Indra, the king of heaven; of the senses I am the mind; and in living beings I am the living force [consciousness]."
"rudranam sankaras chasmi
vasunam pavakas chasmi
meruh sikharinam aham" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Ten verse 23)
"Sri Krishna said: Of all the Rudras I am Lord Shiva, of the Yakshas and Rakshasas I am the Lord of wealth [Kuvera], of the Vasus I am fire [Agni], and of mountains I am Meru."
"purodhasam cha mukhyam mam
viddhi partha brihaspatim
senaninam aham skandah
sarasam asmi sagarah" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Ten verse 24)
"Sri Krishna said: Of priests, O Arjuna, know Me to be the chief, Brihaspati. Of generals I am Kartikeya, and of bodies of water I am the ocean."
"maharsinam bhrgur aham
giram asmy ekam aksharam
yajnanam japa-yajno ’smi
sthavaranam himalayah" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Ten verse 25)
"Sri Krishna said: Of the great sages I am Bhrgu; 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 Himalayas."
devarsinam cha naradah
siddhanam kapilo munih" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Ten verse 26)
"Sri Krishna said: Of all trees I am the banyan tree, and of the sages among the demigods I am Narada. Of the Gandharvas I am Citraratha, and among perfected beings I am the sage Kapila."
viddhi mam amrtodbhavam
naranam cha naradhipam" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Ten verse 27)
"Sri Krishna said: Of horses know Me to be Ucchaihsrava, produced during the churning of the ocean for nectar. Of lordly elephants I am Airavata, and among men I am the monarch."
"ayudhanam aham vajram
dhenunam asmi kamadhuk
prajanas chasmi kandarpah
sarpanam asmi vasukih" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Ten verse 28)
"Sri Krishna said: Of weapons I am the thunderbolt; among cows I am the surabhi. Of causes for procreation I am Kandarpa, the god of love, and of serpents I am Vasuki."
"anantas chasmi naganam
varuno yadasam aham
pitrnam aryama chasmi
yamah samyamatam aham" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Ten verse 29)
"Sri Krishna said: Of the many-hooded Nagas I am Ananta, and among the aquatics I am the demigod Varuna. Of departed ancestors I am Aryama, and among the dispensers of law I am Yama, the lord of death."
"prahladas chasmi daityanam
kalah kalayatam aham
mrganam cha mrgendro ’ham
vainateyas cha paksinam" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Ten verse 30)
"Sri Krishna said: Among the Daitya demons I am the devoted Prahlada, among subduers I am time, among beasts I am the lion, and among birds I am Garuda."
"pavanah pavatam asmi
ramah shastra-bhrtam aham
jhasanam makaras chasmi
srotasam asmi jahnavi" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Ten verse 31)
"Sri Krishna said: Of purifiers I am the wind, of the wielders of weapons I am Rama, of fishes I am the shark, and of flowing rivers I am the Ganges."
"sarganam adir antas cha
madhyam chaivaham arjuna
vadah pravadatam aham" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Ten verse 32)
"Sri Krishna said: Of all creations I am the beginning and the end and also the middle, O Arjuna. Of all sciences I am the spiritual science of the self, and among logicians I am the conclusive truth."
"aksharanam a-karo ’smi
dvandvah samasikasya cha
aham evakshayah kalo
dhataham vishvato-mukhah" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Ten verse 33)
"Sri Krishna said: Of letters I am the letter A, and among compound words I am the dual compound. I am also inexhaustible time, and of creators I am Brahma."
"mrityuh sarva-haras chaham
udbhavas cha bhavisyatam
kirtih srir vak cha narinam
smritir medha dhrtih ksama" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Ten verse 34)
"Sri Krishna said: I am all-devouring death, and I am the generating principle of all that is yet to be. Among women I am fame, fortune, fine speech, memory, intelligence, steadfastness and patience."
"brihat-sama tatha samnam
gayatri chandasam aham
masanam marga-sirso ’ham
rtunam kusumakarah" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Ten verse 35)
"Sri Krishna said: Of the hymns in the Sama Veda I am the Brihat-sama, and of poetry I am the Gayatri. Of months I am Margasirsa [November-December], and of seasons I am flower-bearing spring."
"dyutam chalayatam asmi
tejas tejasvinam aham
jayo ’smi vyavasayo ’smi
sattvam sattvavatam aham" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Ten verse 36)
"Sri Krishna said: I am also the gambling of cheats, and of the splendid I am the splendor. I am victory, I am adventure, and I am the strength of the strong."
"vrsninam vasudevo ’smi
muninam apy aham vyasah
kavinam usana kavih" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Ten verse 37)
"Sri Krishna said: Of the descendants of Vrishni I am Vasudeva, and of the Pandavas I am Arjuna. Of the sages I am Vyasa, and among great thinkers I am Usana."
"dando damayatam asmi
nitir asmi jigisatam
maunam chaivasmi guhyanam
jnanam jnanavatam aham" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Ten verse 38)
"Sri Krishna said: Among all means of suppressing lawlessness I am punishment, and of those who seek victory I am morality. Of secret things I am silence, and of the wise I am the wisdom."
"yac chapi sarva-bhutanam
bijam tad aham arjuna
na tad asti vina yat syan
maya bhutam characharam" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Ten verse 39)
"Sri Krishna said: Furthermore, O Arjuna, I am the generating seed of all existences. There is no being—moving or nonmoving—that can exist without Me."
"nanto ’sti mama divyanam
esa tuddesatah prokto
vibhuter vistaro maya" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Ten verse 40)
"Sri Krishna said: O Arjuna, there is no end to My divine manifestations. What I have spoken to you is but a mere indication of My infinite opulence's."
"yad yad vibhutimat sattvam
srimad urjitam eva va
tat tad evavagaccha tvam
mama tejo-’msa-sambhavam" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Ten verse 41)
"Sri Krishna said: Know that all opulent, beautiful and glorious creations spring from but a spark of My splendor."
"atha va bahunaitena
kim jnatena tavarjuna
vistabhyaham idam krtsnam
ekamsena sthito jagat" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Ten verse 42)
"Sri Krishna said: But what need is there, Arjuna, for all this detailed knowledge? With a single fragment of Myself I pervade and support this entire universe."
Jai Shri Krishna