6.16 nAthyaSnathas thu yOgO’sthi

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Chapter 6

<< Chapter 6 verse 15

SlOkam – Original

nAthyaSnathas thu yOgO’sthi na chaikAntham anaSnatha: |
na chAthisvapnaSeelasya jAgrathO naiva chArjuna ||

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

arjuna – Oh arjuna!
athyaSnatha: thu – one who eats too much
yOga: – practice of yOga
na asthi – does not occur;
EkAntham – too
anaSnatha: cha – one who eats little
na – practice of yOga does not occur;
athi svapna seelasya cha – for one who sleeps too much
na – practice of yOga does not occur;
jAgratha cha – for one who is always awake
na Eva – practice of yOga does not occur.

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

Oh arjuna! The practice of yOga does not occur in one who eats too much or one eats too little; it does not occur in one who sleeps too much or one who is always awake as well.

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

‘Meditation cannot be for him, Arjuna!, who much feasts or who much fasts; or to him who is given to much sleep or who keeps much awake.’

>> Chapter 6 verse 17

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