Bhagavad Gita: Chapter 13, Verse 1

अर्जुन उवाच |
प्रकृतिं पुरुषं चैव क्षेत्रं क्षेत्रज्ञमेव च |
एतद्वेदितुमिच्छामि ज्ञानं ज्ञेयं च केशव || 1||* 1

arjuna uvācha
prakṛitiṁ puruṣhaṁ chaiva kṣhetraṁ kṣhetra-jñam eva cha
etad veditum ichchhāmi jñānaṁ jñeyaṁ cha keśhava

arjunaḥ uvāchaArjun said; prakṛitimmaterial nature; puruṣhamthe enjoyer; chaand; evaindeed; kṣhetramthe field of activities; kṣhetra-jñamthe knower of the field; evaeven; chaalso; etatthis; veditumto know; ichchhāmiI wish; jñānamknowledge; jñeyamthe goal of knowledge; chaand; keśhavaKrishna, the killer of the demon named Keshi

Translation

BG 13.1: Arjun said, “O Keshav, I wish to understand what are prakṛiti and puruṣh, and what are kṣhetra and kṣhetrajña? I also wish to know what is true knowledge, and what is the goal of this knowledge?

Commentary



*[1] In some editions of the Bhagavad Gita, this verse has been omitted, and the next verse figures as the first verse of the thirteenth chapter.