asvatthah sarva-vrksanam
devarsinam ca naradah
gandharvanam citrarathah
siddhanam kapilo munih
asvatthahthe banyan tree; sarva-vrksanamof all trees; devarsinam—of all the sages amongst the demigods; caand; naradahNarada; gandharvanamthe citizens of the Gandharva planet; citrarathahCitraratha; siddhanamof all those who are perfected; kapilah munihKapila Muni.
Of all trees I am the holy fig tree, and amongst sages and demigods I am Narada. Of the singers of the gods [Gandharvas] I am Citraratha, and among perfected beings I am the sage Kapila.
The fig tree (asvattha) is one of the most beautiful and highest trees, and people in India often worship it as one of their daily morning rituals. Amongst the demigods they also worship Narada, who is considered the greatest devotee in the universe. Thus he is the representation of Krsna as a devotee. The Gandharva planet is filled with entities who sing beautifully, and among them the best singer is Citraratha. Amongst the perpetually living entities, Kapila is considered an incarnation of Krsna, and His philosophy is mentioned in the Srimad-Bhagavatam. Later on another Kapila became famous, but his philosophy was atheistic. Thus there is a gulf of difference between them.

Link to this page: https://prabhupadabooks.com/bg/10/26

Previous: Bg 10.25     Next: Bg 10.27

If you Love Me Distribute My Books -- Srila Prabhupada