4.25.5 SrOthrAdhInIndhriyANi anyE

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<< Chapter 4 verse 25

SlOkam – Original

SrOthrAdhInIndhriyANi anyE samyamAgnishu juhvathi |

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

anyE – some other karma yOgis
SrOthrAdhIni indhriyANi – sensory organs such as ears
samyamAgnishu – in the fire of restraining the senses
juhvathi – engaging them in sacrifice

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

Some other karma yOgis engage the sensory organs such as ears in the sacrificial fire of restraining the senses.

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

‘Others sacrifice the senses: hearing etc., into
the Samyama1-fires.’

I.e., Others engage in endeavours to control the senses.

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  1. Samyama is restraining or controlling. It is allegorised as fire, because the function of the sense is burnt up by it. Each sense requires a fire. Hence in the plural ‘fires’.

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