दिवि सूर्यसहस्रस्य भवेद्युगपदुत्थिता |
यदि भाः सदृशी सा स्याद्भासस्तस्य महात्मनः ||११-१२||


divi sūryasahasrasya bhavedyugapadutthitā .
yadi bhāḥ sadṛśī sā syādbhāsastasya mahātmanaḥ ||11-12||



11.12. If the splendour of a thousand suns were to burst forth at once in the sky, would that be eal to the splendour of that Mighty Self ?

Shri Purohit Swami

11.12 Could a thousand suns blaze forth together it would be but a faint reflection of the radiance of the Lord God.

Sri Abhinav Gupta

11.12 Sri Abhinavagupta did not comment upon this sloka.

Sri Ramanuja

11.12 This is for illustrating that His splendour is infinite. The meaning is that it is of the nature of inexhaustible radiance.

Sri Shankaracharya

11.12 Should the bhah, effulgence; surya-sahasrasya, of a thousand suns; utthita bhavet, blaze forth; yugapat, simultaneously; divi, in the sky, or in heaven which is the third as counted (from this earth);sa, that; yadi syat, might be-or it might not be-; sadrsi, similar; to the bhasah, radiance; tasya, of that; mahat-manah, exalted One, the Cosmic Person Himself. The idea is that the brillinace of the Cosmic Person surely excels even this! Further,

Swami Adidevananda

11.12 If a thousand suns were to rise at once in the sky, the resulting splendour may be like the splendour of that mighty One.

Swami Gambirananda

11.12 Should the effulgence of a thousand suns blaze forth simultaneously in the sky, that might be similar to the radiance of that exalted One.

Swami Sivananda

11.12 If the splendour of a thousand suns were to blaze out at once (simultaneously) in the sky, that would be the splendour of that mighty Being (great Soul).


Swami Sivananda

11.12 दिवि in the sky? सूर्यसहस्रस्य of a thousand suns? भवेत् were? युगपत् at once (simultaneously)? उत्थिता arisen? यदि if? भाः splendour? सदृशी like? सा that? स्यात् would be? भासः splendour? तस्य of that? महात्मनः of the mighty Being (great soul).Commentary Divi here means in the Antariksha or the sky.Mahatma here refers to the great Soul or the mighty Being? the Cosmic Form.