vistarenaatmano yogam vibhootim cha janaardana |
bhooyaha kathaya truptirhi shrunavato naasti memritam || 18 ||

 
Elaborately describe your yoga and expressions again, O Janaardana. I am not satisfied by listening to your nectar-like (words).
 
vistarena : elaborately
aatmanaha : your
yogam : yoga
vibhootim : expressions
cha : and
janaardana : O Janaardana
bhooyaha : again
kathaya : describe
truptihi : satisfied
shrunavataha : listening
na : not
asti : is
me : my
amritam : nectar-like
 
So far, Shri Krishna just gave a taste of Ishvara’s expressions. Arjuna clearly was relishing and enjoying hearing these expressions because he compared them to the sweetness of nectar. He wanted to hear them all over again. But this time, he would not be content with hearing so little. He requested Shri Krishna to give a detailed and elaborate description of Ishvara’s expressions as well as yoga, the power of maaya that creates many expressions of the one Ishvara.
 
Arjuna addressed Shri Krishna as “Janaardana” which has two meanings. “Arda” means one who moves, or makes others move. Jana means people, and therefore Janaardana means one who moves people to heaven or hell, in other words, dispenses justice to evildoers. Another meaning of Janaardana is one whom people ask for prosperity and well being. Arjuna understood that the true nature of Shri Krishna was Ishvara.
 
With this shloka, Shri Krishna concluded his statements and requests. Starting with the next shloka, Shri Krishna will provide a total of 72 vibhootis or expressions of Ishvara. Most of these are drawn from the Indian Vedic and Puraanic tradition since Arjuna would be easily able to identify with and connect with those examples. We can try to look for similarities in the present time so that we are also able to connect with those.

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