न तु मां शक्यसे द्रष्टुमनेनैव स्वचक्षुषा |
दिव्यं ददामि ते चक्षुः पश्य मे योगमैश्वरम् ||११-८||


na tu māṃ śakyase draṣṭumanenaiva svacakṣuṣā .
divyaṃ dadāmi te cakṣuḥ paśya me yogamaiśvaram ||11-8||



11.8. But, you cannot see Me simply with this eye of yours [Hence], I give you the divine eye. [Now] behold the Lordly form of Mine.

Shri Purohit Swami

11.8 Yet since with mortal eyes thou canst not see Me, lo! I give thee the Divine Sight. See now the glory of My Sovereignty."

Sri Abhinav Gupta

11.8 Sri Abhinavagupta did not comment upon this sloka.

Sri Ramanuja

11.8 I shall reveal to you the whole universe in one part of my body. But, with your physical eye, which can see only limited and conditioned things, you cannot behold Me, such as I am, different in kind from everything else and illimitable. So I bestow on you, a divine, namely, supernatural, eye by which you may perceive Me. Behold My Lordly Yoga’ (sovereign endowment)! Behold My unie Yoga (special power)! The meaning is, ‘Behold My Yoga such as infinite knowledge and such other attributes and endless manifestations of lordly power!’

Sri Shankaracharya

11.8 Tu, but; na sakyase, you are not able; drastum, to see; mam, Me, who have assumed the Cosmic form; eva, merely; anena, with this natural; sva-caksusa, eye of yours. However, dadami, I grant; te, you; the divyam, supernatural; caksuh, eye, by which supernatural eye you shall be able to see Pasya, behold with that; me, My, God’s aisvaram, divine; yogam, Yoga, i.e. the superabundance of the power of Yoga [The power of accomplishing the impossible.-M.S.].

Swami Adidevananda

11.8 But you will not be able to see Me with your own eye. I give you a divine eye. Behold My Lordly Yoga!

Swami Gambirananda

11.8 But you are not able to see Me merely with this eye of yours. I grant you the supernatural eye; bhold My divine Yoga.

Swami Sivananda

11.8 But thou art not able to behold Me with these thine own eyes; I give thee the divine eye; behold My lordly Yoga.


Swami Sivananda

11.8 न not? तु but? माम् Me? शक्यसे (thou) canst? द्रष्टुम् to see? अनेन with this? एव even? स्वचक्षुषा with own eyes? दिव्यम् divine? ददामि (I) give? ते (to) thee? चक्षुः the eye? पश्य behold? मे My? योगम् Yoga? ऐश्वरम् lordly.Commentary No fleshly eyes can behold Me in My Cosmic Form. One can see It through the divine eye or the eye of intuition. It should not be confused with seeing through the eye or the mind. It is an inner experience.Lord Krishna says to Arjuna I give thee the divine eye? by which you will be able to behold My sovereign form. By it see My marvellous power of Yoga.Anena With this the fleshly eye or the physical eye? the earthly eye. (Cf.VII.25IX.5X.7)