5.4 sāṅkhya-yogau pṛthag bālāḥ (Original)

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sāṅkhya-yogau pṛthag bālāḥ
pravadanti na paṇḍitāḥ
ekam apy āsthitaḥ samyag
ubhayor vindate phalam

‘‘Sānkhya and Yoga are different’, say children, not savants. Whoso is well established in one, reapeth the fruits of both.’

Those are lads (or uninformed men), or to whom wisdom has not yet bloomed, who utter that Sānkhya1 (jñāna-yoga) and Yoga2 (karma-yoga) differ from difference of fruit. Such men are no -pandits (erudite men),— meaning that their understanding is shallow, —who would affirm that Karma-yoga can but lead to Jñāna-yoga, and that it is Jñāna-yoga alone that conducts to ātma-vision, thus making a distinction between the two, from the difference of fruit. (The fruit of karma being jñāna, and the fruit of jñāna being ātma-cognition).

But this is not the case, inasmuch as the aim of both the Paths is but one, viz., ātma-vision. And that is realized by both, so long as one firmly adopts any one of them.

The same (view) is further expanded:—

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  1. See ii-39, and iii-3, and commentaries thereon for an explication of the terms Sānkhya and Yoga. Briefly the former is Knowledge; the latter Work or Action.
  2. See ii-39, and iii-3, and commentaries thereon for an explication of the terms Sānkhya and Yoga. Briefly the former is Knowledge; the latter Work or Action.

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