2.43 kAmAthmAna: svargaparA

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Chapter 2

<< Chapter 2 verse 42

SlOkam – Original

kAmAthmAna: svargaparA janma karma phala pradhAm |
kriyAviSEshbahulAm bhOgaiSvaryagathim prathi ||

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

kAmAthmana:  – having their mind filled with lusts
svargaparA: – considering svarga to be the highest goal
bhOgaiSvarya gathim prathi – attaining the enjoyment of svargam etc
janma karma phala pradhAm – leading to rebirth (after the enjoyment completes in svarga etc)
kriyA viSEsha bahuLAm – filled with many rituals

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

Having their mind filled with lusts, considering svarga to be the highest goal, [they will speak about] attaining the enjoyment of svargam etc which lead to rebirth (after the enjoyment completes in svarga etc)

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

‘Who, hearts full of lusts, Svarga-minded, talk of the laborious varieties of rites which would bring pelf and power, and produce such effects as would end in rebirths.’

>> Chapter 2 verse 44

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