4.27 sarvANIndhriyakarmANi

SrI:  SrImathE SatakOpAya nama:  SrImathE rAmAnujAya nama:  SrImath varavaramunayE nama:

Chapter 4

<< Chapter 4 verse 26

SlOkam – Original

sarvANIndhriyakarmANi prANakarmANi chAparE |
AthmasamyamayogAgnau juhvathi gyAnadhIpithE ||

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

aparE – Some other karma yOgis
gyAna dhIpithE – in the lamp lit by knowledge
Athma samyama yOgAgnau – in the fire of mind control which is a yOga sAdhanam (part of yOga)
sarvANi indhrirya karmANi – all activities of the senses
sarvANi prANa karmANi cha – all activities of the praNas (vital-airs)
juhvathi – engage in sacrifice

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

Some other karma yOgis, engage all activities of the senses and prANas in the sacrificial fire of mind control which is a yOga sAdhanam (part of yOga) which is lit by the lamp of knowledge.

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

‘Others sacrifice all sense-activities and prāṇa1-activities in the wisdom-fanned ātma-samyama-yoga-fire.’

Others offer up (or burn up) all the functions of the senses, and all the functions of prāṇa, —the vital energy (in the body),— in the fire of mind-restraint. (ātma=mind). That is, they direct their efforts towards disciplining the mind to retire from its love for sense-and-life-activities.

>> Chapter 4 verse 28

archived in http://githa.koyil.org

pramEyam (goal) – http://koyil.org
pramANam (scriptures) – http://granthams.koyil.org
pramAthA (preceptors) – http://acharyas.koyil.org
SrIvaishNava education/kids portal – http://pillai.koyil.

  1. The life-force which performs all organic functions in the body, digestion, respiration, circulation etc.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *