SrI: SrImathE SatakOpAya nama: SrImathE rAmAnujAya nama: SrImath varavaramunayE nama:
SlOkam – Original
SradhdhAvAn labhathE gyAnam thathpara: samyathEndhriya: |
gyAnaṁ labdhvA parAm SAnthim achirENAdhigachchathi ||
word-by-word meaning (based on puththUr krishNamAchArya swAmy’s thamizh translation)
SradhdhAvAn – one who is faithful (in nurturing Athma gyAnam (knowledge about self))
thathpara: – being fully focussed in that
samyathEndhriya: – controlling his senses (from other aspects)
gyAnam labhathE – will soon acquire (as previously mentioned, fully ripened) knowledge about self.
gyAnam – that Athma gyAnam
labhdhvA – having acquired
achirENa – soon
parAm SAnthim – supreme peace (which is focussed on enjoying self, being freed from worldly enjoyment)
adhigachchathi – attains.
Simple Translation (based on puththUr krishNamAchArya swAmy’s thamizh translation)
One who is faithful (in nurturing Athma gyAnam (knowledge about self)), being fully focussed in that, controlling his senses (from other aspects) will soon acquire (as previously mentioned, fully ripened) knowledge about self. Having acquired that Athma gyAnam, soon he attains supreme peace (which is focussed on enjoying self, being freed from worldly enjoyment).
Rendering based on ALkoNdavilli gOvindhAchArya swAmy’s English translation of gIthA bhAshyam
‘Whoso is full of faith, is intent thereon, and is of subdued senses, he attains wisdom. Wisdom attained, soon after, attains he to Supreme Peace.’1
Receiving knowledge by instruction, (see verse 34 ante), growing more and more devoted and attentive as knowledge (or wisdom) ripens, and becoming more and more abstracted from external matters towards which the senses pull, one soon reaches the summit of wisdom. After attaining wisdom, he attains Supreme Peace, viz Nirvāṇa (Spiritual Bliss).
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