|The Vision of the Universal Form
Rudra Vaisnava Sampradaya:
Being so requested the Supreme Lord Krishna proceeds to advise Arjuna about what His omnipotent visvarupa or divine universal form will be exhibiting and inferring that he should pay attention. The word pasya means behold. Although the form is one it has unlimited features and innumerable different personalities are manifested within it. The word rupani meaning forms is plural and denotes various, divine, supernatural forms of variegated types and multicoloured hues such as black, blue, yellow, red, green and white as well as particular and specific arrangements of many diverse parts and unique shapes of divine expansions harmoniously connected in the sataso'tha sahasrasah or hundreds of thousands infinite in number.
Brahma Vaisnava Sampradaya:
Sri Vaisnava Sampradaya:
Lord Krishna is instructing to behold His all encompassing, all sustaining transcendental visvarupa or divine universal form in hundreds of thousands of unique transcendental manifestations. The word d?vy?ni means divine denoting non-material spiritual colours and forms never seen before.
Kumara Vaisnava Sampradaya:
The Supreme Lord Krishna being requested by His surrendered devotee to reveal His visvarupa or divine universal form; responded with the word pasya meaning behold, His hundred of thousands of radiant and dazzling transcendental manifestations inferring that he should be prepared because it is difficult to look at. He addresses Arjuna as Partha referring to him as the son of His female devotee Prtha better known as Kunti. The word rupani meaning forms is used to express the manifestation of innumerable multifarious and multicoloured divine forms and shapes.