Of many mouths and eyes,
Of many wondrous aspects,
Of many marvelous ornaments,
Of marvelous and many uplifted weapons;
Wearing marvelous garlands and garments,
With marvelous perfumes and ointments,
Made up of all wonders, the god,
Infinite, with faces in all directions.
Of a thousand suns in the sky
If suddenly should burst forth
The light, it would be like
Unto the light of that exalted one.
I see the gods in Thy body, O God,
All of them, and the hosts of various kinds of beings too,
Lord Brahma sitting on the lotus-seat,
And the seers all, and the divine serpents.
With many arms, bellies, mouths, and eyes,
I see Thee, infinite in form on all sides;
No end nor middle nor yet beginning of Thee
Do I see, O All-God, All-formed!
The Bhagavad Gita is a 700-line part of the anonymous Hindu epic the Mahabharata and one of the most important works in the history of literature. In the poem, Lord Krishna, who is seen by Hindus as a manifestation of the Divine Being itself, reveals himself to Arjuna, an earthly prince who is about to commence a great war. Because Krishna’s statements have both theoretical and practical value, the Gita serves as both a theological text and a guide to right living by Hindus.