2.42 yAm imAm pushpithAm vAcham

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Chapter 2

<< Chapter 2 verse 41

SlOkam – Original

yAm imAm pushpithAm vAcham pravadhanthi avipaSchitha: |
vEdha vAdha rathA: pArtha nAnyadh asthIthi vAdhina: ||

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

pArtha – Oh pArtha!
vEdha vAdharathA: – Those who are engaged in discussing about results such as svargam etc
“anyath na asthi” ithi vAdhina: – ones who say “there is nothing beyond svargam”
yAm imAm vAcham – these words
pravadhanthi – speak a lot
avipaSchitha: – ignorant
pushpithAm – those flowers that do not bear fruit, but look nice from outside

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

Oh pArtha! Ignorant persons who are engaged in discussing about results such as svargam etc, who would say “there is nothing beyond svargam”, would speak a lot of flowery words which are like those flowers that do not bear fruit, but look nice from outside.

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

‘The unwise, Pārtha!1 who talk such flowery language are those who are addicted to Veda-praised rewards, and who argue: “Nothing else exists.”‘

>> Chapter 2 verse 43

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