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Bhagavad Gita Chapter X – Verse 32 – 33 – 34 – 35

O Arjuna, of all creation I am the beginning, the middle and also the end; of all sciences I am the science of Self-knowledge; among disputants I am vada. (Bhagavad Gita Chapter 10 – Verse 32)

‘Of disputants I am the disputant who is sincere and truthful.’ Discussion is classified under three heads in Sanskrit treatises. They are called vada, vitanda and jalpa. In the first, the object is to arrive at truth; the second is idle carping at the arguments of another without trying to establish the opposite side of the question. And the third is the assertion of one’s own opinion and the attempt to refute that of the adversary by overbearing reply or wrangling rejoinder. Sri Krishna is the first: truth-seeking argumentation.

Of letters I am the Sanskrit letter a; of all Sanskrit compounds dvandva (which keeps intact the meaning of its component parts). I am the inexhaustible Time, and the Sustainer (by dispensing the fruits of actions) facing everywhere. (Bhagavad Gita Chapter 10 – Verse 33)

I am all-seizing Death; the prosperity of those who are to be prosperous. Of the feminine powers I am fame, prosperity (or fortune), speech, memory, intelligence, constancy and forbearance. (Bhagavad Gita Chapter 10 – Verse 34)

‘I am all-seizing death, the producer of universal dissolution. And I am the means of attaining prosperity in future periods of creation. Of the feminine powers I am the goddess of fame, presiding over great deeds of righteousness.’

I am the Brihat - Saman of the Vedic hymns. I am Gayatri among metres. Of months I am Mrigasira and of seasons I am the flowering season. (Bhagavad Gita Chapter 10 – Verse 35)

I am the Brihat - Saman, which reveals the path of nirvana. Of months I am the harvest month and of seasons spring.’