Chapter 6The Science of Self RealizationVerse 30


Sanskrit Vocal





Commentaries of the Four Authorized Vaisnava Sampradayas

as confirmed in the Garga Samhita Canto 10, Chapter 61, Verses 23, 24, 25, 26
Rudra Vaisnava Sampradaya:


Sridhara Swami's Commentary

Worshipping Lord Krishna as the atma or soul within all naturally created beings is the foremost means for direct inner realisation of one's own inherent atma. One is more matured who perceives the Supreme Lord in all beings and all beings within the Supreme Lord is never disconnected from Him nor does the Supreme Lord ever disconnect Himself from them. This is to say that the Supreme Lord personally manifests Himself within their hearts and graciously bestows blessings on them.

Brahma Vaisnava Sampradaya:


Madhvacarya's Commentary

Now Lord Krishna reveals the results of perceiving Him everywhere. For such a person He is never lost nor is such a person ever lost to Him meaning such a person ever remains devoted to Him. It is indeed the master who protects the servant and it is certain that it is the Supreme Lord only who protects all the living entities. But it is also well known that if the master is not offered proper respect by the servant or fails to be obedient then the master ceases to be the master. In the Garuda Purana it is stated: One who always perceives the Supreme Lord equally within all beings will always possess unshakeable devotion and for such a person the Supreme Lord Himself will personally maintain them.

Sri Vaisnava Sampradaya:


Ramanuja's Commentary

One advanced in yoga or the science of the individual consciousness attaining communion with the ultimate consciousness by dhyana or meditation is the person who gravitates in proximity to Lord Krishna's eternal and divine, transcendental nature in the manner as prescribed in the Vedic scriptures. Impeccable without a blemish such a one attains to supreme equanimity. Whosoever realises that the nature of the eternal atma or soul is identical in essence and purity, transcendental to all dualities and is comparable to the Supreme Lord Krishna and who so perceiving realises that Lord Krishna is the essence of the atma as well and that all atma's are in Him and seeing one's own atma in oneself as well as the atma's in all other beings have realised the ultimate truth and Lord Krishna is no longer veiled from them because one's nature has become the same as His and He accepts them as His own Self and always reveals Himself to them in their hearts.

Kumara Vaisnava Sampradaya:


Kesava Kasmiri's Commentary

The yogi or one perfected in the science of the individual consciousness attaining communion with the ultimate consciousness who perceives the Supreme Lord in all beings is comparatively more advanced then the yogi described in the previous verse. One who established in yoga perceives Lord Krishna presence within all created beings as paramatma the supreme soul and ultimate controller of all beings from the highest demigod down to an inanimate tree and sees all created beings as existing within Him in His independent external energy the Brahman or spiritual substratum pervading all existence which all beings depend on and are controlled by for their very existence. Such a yogi perceiving in this way is never disconnected from the Supreme Lord nor is the Supreme Lord ever disconnected from them. The purport is that the Supreme Lord bestows His grace on such yogis and they are empowered by spiritual knowledge to behold Him in all His splendour.

Thus ends commentaries of chapter 6, verse 30 of the Srimad Bhagavad-Gita.

Verse 30

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