Therefore, O Master, I prostrate myself in front of You and beg You to be merciful unto me. O Krishna, kindly forgive me, as a father, friend or lover would forgive a son, a friend or a beloved.
Bhagavad Gita - Chapter 11 - Vishvarupa Darshana Yoga - The Yoga of the Universal Form
I am happy to have seen this universal form of Yours, which has never been seen before. Yet my mind is overcome by fear. Therefore, O Master of the demigods, kindly show me that form of Narayana, the refuge of the universe.
I wish to see that form of Yours wearing a crown and carrying the club and disc-weapon in Your hands. O one with a thousand arms, O universal form, now kindly reveal to me Your four-armed form.
Bhagavan Shri Krishna replied: Arjuna, being pleased with you I have shown you through My divine potency, this radiant, infinite, primeval universal form. This form has never been seen by anyone before.
O best of the Kuru Dynasty, no one in this world of mortals can see this form that I have revealed to you – neither by study of the Vedas, nor the performance of Vedic sacrifices, nor by giving charity, nor by rituals, nor by rigorous austerities.
Do not be fearful by seeing this terrifying form of Mine. Do not be bewildered. With a tranquil mind, behold once more the form You desire to see.
Sanjaya said: Speaking thus, Vasudeva (Shri Krishna) showed His four-armed form and then resumed His beautiful twoarmed form, calming the frightened Arjuna.
Arjuna said: Looking at Your sweet human-like form, O Janardana, my mind is peaceful once more and I have regained my composure.
Bhagavan Shri Krishna said: This form of Mine that you now see before you is most difficult to see. Even the demigods constantly desire to attain but a glimpse of it.
Not through the Vedas, not through penances, not through philanthropic works, nor through sacrificial rituals, is it possible to see Me as you have seen Me.