The Yoga of the Divine Glories
The tenth discourse of the Bhagavad Gita sees Krishna telling Arjuna that even those who are considered highly evolved fail to understand fully how he (Krishna) projects himself as all that is manifest. All qualities including wisdom, truth and contentment have their origins in Krishna. In giving themselves over completely they are able to discern what is real from what is unreal. It is through knowledge gained through divine grace as opposed to study, that we gain the understanding needed to comprehend this concept.Arjuna acknowledges this as a truth, but still wants to know more. Krishna explains that it is the Lord that creates, sustains and destroys everything. That essentially means that the Lord has no beginning and no end. The Lord simply is. Krishna goes on to tell Arjuna all the shapes and manifestations that he takes from the trees, to mountains to other deities.