18.35.5 sukham thu ihdAnIm thrividham

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Chapter 18

<< Chapter 18 Verse 35

SlOkam – Original

sukham thu ihdAnIm thrividham SruNu mE bharatharshabha |

word-by-word meaning (based on puththUr krishNamAchArya swAmy’s thamizh translation)

bharatharshabha – Oh leader of bharatha clan!
idhAnIm – now
sukham thu – happiness
thrividham – three kinds
mE SruNu – listen from me

Simple Translation (based on puththUr krishNamAchArya swAmy’s thamizh translation)

Oh leader of bharatha clan! Now listen from me, the three kinds of happiness.

Rendering based on ALkoNdavilli gOvindhAchArya swAmy’s English translation of gIthA bhAshyam

‘Now listen from Me, Bharatarshabha!1 the three kinds of Happiness.’

All the aforesaid, Knowledge, Act, Actor etc., are with reference to, or to subserve the purpose of, obtaining Happiness. This is of a threefold complexion. Listen:

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  1. A nom de guerre of Arjuna: The Bull of the Bharata-race.

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