दण्डो दमयतामस्मि नीतिरस्मि जिगीषताम् | मौनं चैवास्मि गुह्यानां ज्ञानं ज्ञानवतामहम् ||१०-३८||
daṇḍo damayatāmasmi nītirasmi jigīṣatām . maunaṃ caivāsmi guhyānāṃ jñānaṃ jñānavatāmaham ||10-38||
10.38. I am the punishment [at the hands] of the punishers; I am the political wisdom of those who seek victory; I am also silence of the secret ones; I am the knowledge of the knowers.
Shri Purohit Swami
10.38 I am the Sceptre of rulers, the Strategy of the conquerors, the Silence of mystery, the Wisdom of the wise.
Sri Abhinav Gupta
10.38 See Comment under 10.42
10.38 I am the power of punishment of those who punish, if law is transgressed. In regard to those who seek victory I am policy which is the means of getting victory. Of factors associated with secrecy. I am silence. I am the wisdon of those who are wise.
10.38 Damayatam, of the punishers; I am dandah, the rod, which is the means of controlling the lawless. I am the nitih, righteous policy; jagisatam, of those who desire to coner. And guhyanam, of things secret; I am verily maunam, silence. I am jnanam, knowledge; jnanavatam, of the men of knowledge.
10.38 Of those that punish, I am the principle of punishment. Of these that seek victory, I am policy. Of secrets, I am also silence. And of those who are wise, I am wisdom.
10.38 Of the punishers I am the rod; I am the righteous policy of those who desire to coner. And of things secret, I am verily silence; I am knowledge of the men of knowledge৷৷
10.38 Of those who punish, I am the sceptre; among those who seek victory, I am statesmanship; and also among secrets, I am silence; knowledge among knowers I am.
10.38 दण्डः the sceptre? दमयताम् among punishers? अस्मि (I) am? नीतिः statesmanship? अस्मि (I) am? जिगीषताम् among thoese who seek victory? मौनम् silence? च and? एव also? अस्मि (I) am? गुह्यानाम् among secrets? ज्ञानम् the knowledge? ज्ञानवताम् among the knowers? अहम् I.Commentary Niti Diplomacy? polity.Maunam The silence produced by constant meditation on Brahman or the Self.Jnanam Knowledge of the Self.