Monthly Archives: October 2015

Understanding Gita 36

Second episode/adhyaya – Sankhya yoga TEXT 50 buddhi-yukto jahātīha ubhe sukṛta-duṣkṛte tasmād yogāya yujyasva yogaḥ karmasu kauśalam SYNONYMS buddhi–yuktaḥ—one who is engaged in devotional service; jahāti—can get rid of; iha—in this life; ubhe—in both; sukṛta–duṣkṛte—in good and bad results; tasmāt—therefore; … Continue reading

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Understanding Gita – 35

Second episode/adhyaya – Sankhya yoga TEXT 49 dūreṇa hy avaraṁ karma buddhi-yogād dhanañjaya buddhau śaraṇam anviccha kṛpaṇāḥ phala-hetavaḥ SYNONYMS dūreṇa—by discarding it at a long distance; hi—certainly; avaram—abominable; karma—activities; buddhi–yogāt—on the strength of Kṛṣṇa consciousness; dhanañjaya—O conqueror of wealth; buddhau—in … Continue reading

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Understanding Gita – 34

Second episode/adhyaya – Sankhya yoga TEXT 48 yoga-sthaḥ kuru karmāṇi saṅgaṁ tyaktvā dhanañjaya siddhy-asiddhyoḥ samo bhūtvā samatvaṁ yoga ucyate SYNONYMS yoga–sthaḥ—steadfast in yoga; kuru—perform; karmāṇi—your duty; saṅgam—attachment; tyaktvā—having abandoned; dhanañjaya—O Dhanañjaya; siddhi–asiddhyoḥ—in success and failure; samaḥ—the same; bhūtvā—having become; samatvam—evenness … Continue reading

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Understanding Gita – 33

Second episode/adhyaya – Sankhya yoga TEXT 47 karmaṇy evādhikāras te mā phaleṣu kadācana mā karma-phala-hetur bhūr mā te saṅgo ‘stv akarmaṇi SYNONYMS karmaṇi—prescribed duties; eva—certainly; adhikāraḥ—right; te-of you; mā—never; phaleṣu—in the fruits; kadācana—at any time; mā—never; karma–phala—in the result of … Continue reading

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Understanding Gita – 32

Second episode/adhyaya – Sankhya yoga Shloka 45-46 TEXT 45 trai-guṇya-viṣayā vedā nistrai-guṇyo bhavārjuna nirdvandvo nitya-sattva-stho niryoga-kṣema ātmavān SYNONYMS traiguṇya—pertaining to the three modes of material nature; viṣayāḥ—on the subject matter; vedāḥ—Vedic literatures; nistraiguṇyaḥ—in a pure state of spiritual existence; bhava—be; … Continue reading

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Understanding Gita 31

Second episode/adhyaya – Sankhya yoga Shloka 41-44 TEXT 41 vyavasāyātmikā buddhir ekeha kuru-nandana bahu-śākhā hy anantāś ca buddhayo ‘vyavasāyinām SYNONYMS vyavasāyātmikā—resolute Kṛṣṇa consciousness; buddhiḥ—intelligence; ekā—only one; iha—in this world; kuru–nandana—O beloved child of the Kurus; bahu–śākhāḥ—various branches; hi—indeed; anantāḥ—unlimited; ca—also; … Continue reading

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Understanding Gita – 30

Second episode/adhyaya – Sankhya yoga Shloka 39-40 TEXT 39 eṣā te ‘bhihitā sāṅkhye buddhir yoge tv imāṁ śṛṇu buddhyā yukto yayā pārtha karma-bandhaṁ prahāsyasi SYNONYMS eṣā—all these; te—unto you; abhihitā—described; śāṅkhye—by analytical study; buddhiḥ—intelligence; yoge—work without fruitive result; tu—but; imām-this; … Continue reading

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