Tri sloki Gita
From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia
Translated by P. R. Ramachander
Many savants believe that the verses number 16,17 and 18 from the chapter number 15 which details “the sign of the supreme personality” of Bhagwad Gita is the essence of Gita.
Dwavimou purushou loke, Ksharakshara eva cha, Kshara sarvani bhoothani, Kootastho aakshara eva cha., 15-16
Two type of men exist,
The fallible and infallible,
All living things are fallible,
And infallible among them are those,
Who are merged with the principle of God.
Uthamam purushasthwanya, Paramathmethyudahyatha, Yo loka trayamavisya, Bibhartha vyaya Iswara., 15-17
But greatest among those is another,
Supreme self, who is said to be,
That lord who is spread all over,
And maintains the three parts of the universe.
Yasmath kshara matheetho aham, Aksharathapi chothama, Atho asmo loke Vede cha, Praditha purushothama., 15-18
Because I am beyond the fallible one,
And greatest among the infallible ones,
The world and the books of Vedas,
Call me as the most supreme personality.