kShetrajnam chApi mAm viddhi sarvakShetreShu bhArata |
kShetrakShetrajnayorjnAnam yattat jnAnam matam mama || 13.2 ||
bhArata – O descendant of Bharata; sarvekShetreShu – in all kShetras; api – also; mAm – Me; cha – and; kShetrajnam – the kShetrajna (knower of kShetra); viddhi – you know it; kShetrakShetrajnayoH – of kShetra and kShetrajna; yat – which; jnAnam – knowledge; tat – that; jnAnam – knowledge; mama matam – it is so considered by me
Oh Arjuna, also know Me to be the kShetrajna in all kShetras. The knowledge of kShetra and kShetrajna is considered by Me to be the knowledge.
Here, Sri Krishna says that just as the body (kShetra) cannot exist as separate from its knower (kShetrajna) on account of it being an attribute (aMsha/visheShaNa) of the latter, in the same manner, Sri Krishna, the Lord of all beings, owing to his all-pervading nature, exists as not separate from the kShetrajna (one could call this the “jiva”). This is because even this “jiva” is born out of Him (Chapter 4, shloka 6 – prakritim svAm adhiShThAya, sambhavAmi AtmamAyayA – out of My own maya, I come into being, subjugating my prakriti).