5.6 sannyāsas tu mahā-bāho (Original)

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Chapter 5

<< Chapter 5 verse 5


sannyāsas tu mahā-bāho
duḥkham āptum ayogataḥ
yoga-yukto munir brahma
na cireṇādhigacchati

‘But sannyāsa without (karma)-yoga, is difficult to achieve, O Mighty-armed!. But the (karma-)yoga-united muni soon attains brahma (ātma).’

As for Sannyāsa or Jñāna-yoga, it is difficult to achieve, without (the help of) Karma-yoga.

Yoga-yuktah (yoga-united) is he who has united himself to (or has adopted the Path of) Karma-yoga.

Munih=he who is constantly ruminating on ātma. (lit: he who is silent; i.e, silent as regards the world). This person easily journeys along the Path of Karma, and soon attains ātma (brahma).

But he who has united himself to the method of Jñāna-yoga has to walk that Path with extreme difficulty. It takes long time, on account of its difficulty, to attain to ātma by this road.

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