5.5 yath sAnkhyai: prApyathE sthAnam

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Chapter 5

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SlOkam – Original

yath sAnkhyai: prApyathE sthAnam thadhyOgair api gamyathE |
Ekam sAnkhyam cha yOgam cha ya: paSyathi sa paSyathi ||

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

yath sthAnam – that result of self realisation
sAnkhyai: – by the followers of gyAna yOga
prApyathE – atained
thath – that same result
yOgai: api – by the followers of karma yOga too
gamyathE – attained;
sAnkhyam yOgam cha – gyAna yOga and karma yOga (since they lead to same result)
Ekam – as one
ya: paSyathi – one who sees
sa: paSyathi – he is the wise one.

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

The result of self realisation attained by the followers of gyAna yOga is the same result which is attained by the followers of karma yOga too; whosoever sees gyAna yOga and karma yOga (since they lead to same result) as one, is the wise one.

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

‘The place that is gained by the Sānkhyas, is gained by the Yogis as well. He sees, who sees that Sānkhya and Yoga are but one.’

The Sānkhyas are the followers of the Jñāna-method. Whatsoever goal is reached by these is that reached, as well, by the followers of Karma-yoga.

He sees (or knows) correctly, who sees (or knows) that either of the methods, Sankhya and Yoga, leads to the same one fruit. Such person alone is wise.

The difference is this-much:—

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