The tenth chapter, called "Vibhuti Yoga" or "Glory of Yoga" contains a further description of the glory of Krishna. He is Without Source, Unborn, Lord of All the Worlds; All things arise from Him and there is no end to His manifest forms. He supports the whole Universe with but a portion of Himself.
The Blessed Lord said:
Again, O thou of mighty arms,
Neither the host of Devas all,
Who knows me as without a source,
Buddhi, and non-delusion, truth,
Harmlessness, evenness, content,
The seven great Rishis, the ancient Four,
In essence he who knows this Yoga,
I am the origin of all,
Thinking of me, each teaching each,
To them, devoted ever to me,
Out of compassion for them, I
Brahma supreme, the goal supreme,
The Rishis all so speak of thee
And I believe, O Kesava,
Thyself, by thyself alone,
Be pleased, without reserve, to tell
Say, how can I, O Yogi, know
Tell me again in detail thou,
The Blessed Lord said:
O best of Kurus, I shall tell
I am the Soul, O Gudakesa,
And Vishnu of Adityas I;
Of Vedas I am Samaveda;
And Sankara of the Rudras I;
And know me, O thou Pritha's son,
Bhrigu am I of Rishis great;
And Asvattha of trees am I;
And know me as the nectar-born,
Of weapons I the thunderbolt,
And of the snakes Ananta am I,
Of demons too I am Prahlada;
And I am Wind of those that blow;
The source, the middle, and the end
Of letters I the letter A;
And I am Death that seizeth all,
And Brihat-sama of Saman hymns,
Of cheats am I the game of dice;
Of Vrishnis I am Vasudeva;
Restraint of the restrainers I,
Whatever be the seed of things,
There is no end, O Arjuna,
Whatever thing there is of power,
But what avails, O Arjuna,
Seven great Rishis: The Rishis are seers, and we get different names of the seven Rishis in different sacred books. In the Vedas they are Kutsa, Atri, Rebha, Agastya, Kusika, Vasishtha, and Vyasa. In the Satapatha Brahmana we have Gotama, Bharadvaja, Visvamitra, Jamadagni, Vasishtha, Kasyapa, and Atri; while in the Mahabharata we have Marichi, Atri, Angiras, Pulaha, Kratu, Pulastya, and Vasishtha. In Astronomy the Seven Rishis are the constellation of "the Great Bear" In later literature we have ten in place of seven Rishis.
The ancient Four: They are said to be the Mind-born sons of Brahma, Sanaka, Sana, Sanatkumara, and Sanandana.
Narada: His name was added to the first seven Rishis in later times.
Asita: Name of a Rishi. He is also called Devala.
Vyasa: The celebrated author of the Mahabharata.
Kesava: A name of Krishna.
Gudakesa: A name of Arjuna.
Adityas: Twelve Adityas are spoken of, as representing the Sun in the twelve months of the year. Aditya is also a name of Vishnu In his Vaman or Dwarf incarnation. Hence Krishna calls himself Vishnu among Adityas.
Marichi: A name of Prajapati; also represented as a son of Brahma, or a son of Manu.
Maruts: They personify the energy of the Mind, associated with the senses of knowledge and action. They are said to be wind Gods.
Sankara: A name of Siva or Mahadeva, personifying Mind.
Rudras: They personify the ten senses. Hence the Mind or Sankara is said to preside over the ten senses.
Kuvera: God of wealth, and the chief of Yakshas. He personifies Mind; and so, like Rudra or Siva, is said to be the regent of the northern region, and is his friend.
Rakshasas: Demons. They personify the senses of action, and so the Sankhya system of thought, based on their creative energy.
Vasus: Name of Gods, and there are said to be eight of them. They really personify the eight divisions of Prakriti.
Pavaka: Name of Agni or Fire.
Meru: Name of a mountain. The river Ganga is said to fall from heaven first of all on its summit. It is believed to form part of the Himalayas.
Brihaspati: He is identified with Jupiter.
Skanda: God of war, and leader of Siva's hosts. He is said to be a son of Siva or of Agni.
Bhrigu: He is enumerated among the ten great Rishis. We have seven great Rishis at first, but later on the number is increased to ten.
Asvattha: The holy Fig tree. It is said to be a symbol of self created Prakriti, for it throws down its roots from its branches, which, falling on the earth, give rise to more of their kind.
Chitra-ratha: King of Gandharvas. He personifies imagination.
Gandharvas: Celestial beings, said to be fond of dice and music. They personify Mind energy associated with the senses, and so their King is Chitraratha or Imagination, which is created when Prana, self-conscious Breath or the Soul is associated with the Mind.
Kapila: The celebrated author of the Sankhya system.
Siddhas: The perfected ones.
Uchchaisravas: The horse of Indra, produced at the Churning of the Ocean. The Horse is a symbol of the senses in the Sacred Books of the Hindus.
Airavata: Indra's elephant.
Kamadhuk: Kamadhenu, the Cow who satisfies all desires, Surabhi, the cow of Vasishtha. The cow in sacred literature symbolizes the senses of knowledge.
Kandarpa: Name of Kamadeva, the god of love or desire.
Vasuki: The King of snakes.
Ananta: Name of snake-god, Sesha; also of Vasuki. It also means the immeasurable one.
Varuna: The Ocean, personifying all liquids, and so Prakriti.
Aryaman: Name of an Aditya.
Yama: Lit, self-control. Also the name of a god who presides over the spirits of the dead.
Prahlada: Son of Hiranya-kasipu, a pious Daitya or demon, and a devotee of Vishnu.
Vainateya: Name of Garuda, the bird on whom Vishnu is said to ride.
Rama: The hero of the Ramayana.
Marga-sirsha: Name of a month, corresponding to November- December.
Dhananjaya: Name of Arjuna. Name of a vital air which nourishes the body. Hence Arjuna is identified with Breath or Prana.
Usana: Name of an ancient sage.