SrI: SrImathE SatakOpAya nama: SrImathE rAmAnujAya nama: SrImath varavaramunayE nama:
SlOkam – Original
thasmAth agyAnasambhUtham hruthstham gyAnAsinAthmana: |
chithvainaṁ samSayam yOgam AthishtOththishta bhAratha ||
word-by-word meaning (based on puththUr krishNamAchArya swAmy’s thamizh translation)
bhAratha – Oh descendant of bharatha clan!
thasmAth – since one cannot attain mOksham by previously explained karma yOga [engaging merely in karma without knowledge]
agyAna sambhUtham – ignorance (on lack of knowledge about the distinction between body and soul) which lead to
hruthstham Enam Athmana: samSayam – doubts in heart on this AthmA related matters
gyAnAsinA – sword of knowledge (explained by me)
chithvA – cut
yOgam Athishta: – engage in karma yOga
uththishta – arise (for that)
Simple Translation (based on puththUr krishNamAchArya swAmy’s thamizh translation)
Oh descendant of bharatha clan! Since one cannot attain mOksham by previously explained karma yOga [engaging merely in karma without knowledge], cutting the doubts in heart on this AthmA related matters with the sword of knowledge, arise and engage in karma yOga.
Rendering based on ALkoNdavilli gOvindhAchArya swAmy’s English translation of gIthA bhAshyam
‘With the sword of wisdom, then, Bhārata1!, cleaving all this ignorance-born doubt settling in your heart, arise, and practice (karma) yoga.’
With the sword of ātma-wisdom, therefore, as imparted by Me, sever all the long-standing ignorance-born doubts concerning ātma, harbouring in your bosom, and take yourself to practicing karma-yoga in the manner that I have inculcated.
To carry out My injunctions, then, arise, O Bhārata2!
OM TAT SAT
Thus closes Discourse Four,
named Jñāna-Yoga, or the Path of Knowledge
With Śri Rāmānuja’s commentary thereon,
Between Śri Kṛishṇa and Arjuna,
In the Science of Yoga,
In the Divine knowledge of the Upanishads,
or the Chants of Bhagavān,
The Bhagavad Gītā.
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