SrI: SrImathE SatakOpAya nama: SrImathE rAmAnujAya nama: SrImath varavaramunayE nama:
SlOkam – Original
EthAm vibhUthim yOgam cha mama yO vEththi thathvatha: |
sO’vika(mpE)mpyEna yOgEna yujyathE nAthra samSaya: ||
word-by-word meaning (based on puththUr krishNamAchArya swAmy’s thamizh translation)
EthAm vibhUthim mama – this wealth of mine (i.e., having everything under my control)
mama yOgam cha – the greatness of me who is together with auspicious qualities and being the opposite of inauspicious qualities
ya: – whosoever
thathvatha vEththi – knows truly
sa – he
avikampEna yOgEna – with steady bhakthi yOga
yujyathE – gets to be together.
athra – in this matter
na samSaya – there is no doubt.
Simple Translation (based on puththUr krishNamAchArya swAmy’s thamizh translation)
Whosoever knows truly this wealth of mine and the greatness of me who is together with auspicious qualities and being the opposite of inauspicious qualities, he gets to be together with steady bhakthi yOga. There is no doubt in this matter.
Rendering based on ALkoNdavilli gOvindhAchArya swAmy’s English translation of gIthA bhAshyam
‘Whoso comprehends the truths of My vibhūti and yoga, will be linked in steady (bhakti—)yoga. No doubt is there about this.’
- Vibhūti =aiśvarya= Universal Sovereignty or Majesty, as displayed in all the marvelous works of creation, sustenance, and the workings of the Universe etc, all depending on Me.
- Yoga=the consensus or assemblage of all the Glorious Attributes, exempt from all that is abhorrent.
Whoso comprehends Me truly in My character comprised in (the two groups of) (1) vibhūti and (2) yoga, will succeed in acquiring unwavering or rapt devotion (bhakti-yoga).
That is to say: the knowledge respecting My vibhūti and yoga, (or pondering over the Lord as seen in his wondrous works and conceived as with divine attributes), will aid in the arousing of devotion. That such is the case you shall experience yourself.
The development of Bhakti resulting as the fruition of vibhūti-knowledge, is shown (thus):—
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