“Gaze, then, thou Son of Pritha! I manifest for thee
Those hundred thousand thousand shapes that clothe my Mystery:
I show thee all my semblances, infinite, rich, divine,
My changeful hues, my countless forms. See! in this face of mine,
Adityas, Vasus, Rudras, Aswins, and maruts; see
Wonders unnumbered, Indian Prince! revealed to none save thee.
Behold! this is the Universe! -Look! what is live and dead
I gather all in one -in Me! Gaze, as thy lips have said,
On GOD ETERNAL, VERY GOD! See me!
see what thou prayest!
Thou canst not! -nor, with human eyes, Arjuna! ever mayest!
Therefore I give thee sense divine. Have other eyes, new light!
And, look! This is My glory, unveiled to mortal sight!”
(The Song Celestial translated by Sir Edwin Arnold)
Chapter XI. The Manifesting of the One and Manifold