SrI: SrImathE SatakOpAya nama: SrImathE rAmAnujAya nama: SrImath varavaramunayE nama:
SlOkam – Original
sthithapragyasya kA bhAshA samAdhisthasya kESava |
sthithadhI: kim prabhAshEtha kim AsItha vrajEtha kim ||
word-by-word meaning (based on puththUr krishNamAchArya swAmy’s thamizh translation)
kESava – Oh kEsava!
samAdhisthasya – being in samAdhi (trance)
sthitha pragyasya – one who is situated in gyAna yOga
bhAshA – word that identify him
kA – which?
sthithadhI: – such person
kim prabhAshEtha – what will he speak?
kim AsItha – what activities will he do in his mind?
kim vrajEtha – what physical activities will he do?
Simple Translation (based on puththUr krishNamAchArya swAmy’s thamizh translation)
Oh kESava! one who is situated in gyAna yOga, being in samAdhi (trance), which words identify him? what will he speak? what activities will he do in his mind? what physical activities will he do?
Rendering based on ALkoNdavilli gOvindhAchArya swAmy’s English translation of gIthA bhAshyam
What is the name of, or what defines, the sthita-prajñaḥ (or Adept in Spiritual Science)3? This means: what are the characteristics of him, who has gathered himself up in his mind? What does he speak, and what does he do?
Śri Bhagavān (Lord Kṛishṇa) answers:
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- The 23rd and 654th name of God. The etymology is given thus in Harivamśa: “Ka iti Brahmaṇo nā-maiśoham sarva-dehinām, āvāntavānge sambhūtau, tasmāt Keśava nāmavān.” ↩
- Talk is ‘word’, sit is (to sit for) ‘thought’, move is ‘deed’. ↩
- Will-concentration is ripened wisdom; this is a spiritual illumination of the mind which sets in before ātmā is realised. It may be called intuition. ↩