6.38 kachchin nObhaya vibhrashtaSchinnAbhramiva

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Chapter 6

<< Chapter 6 verse 37

SlOkam – Original

kachchin nObhaya vibhrashtaSchinnAbhramiva naSyathi |
aprathishtO mahAbAhO vimUdO brahmaNa: pathi ||

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

mahAbAhO – Oh mighty armed!
brahmaNa: pathi vimUda: – being cut off from the yOga (path of karma yOga) of attaining brahmam
aprathishta: – not fixed (in goals such as reaching heaven etc)

(in this manner)
ubhaya vibhrashta: – missing out on both bhOgam (worldly enjoyment) and mOksham (liberation)
chinnAbhram iva – like a divided cloud
kachchin na naSyathi – will he not be destroyed?

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

Oh mighty armed [krishNa]! Will such person not be destroyed like a divided cloud, for being cut off from the yOga (path of karma yOga) of attaining brahmam and not fixed (in goals such as reaching heaven etc) in this manner, missing out on both bhOgam (worldly enjoyment) and mOksham (liberation)?

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

‘Is he, cut off from both (ends), lost, like a divided cloud, unfixed (apratishṭho), and unenlightened in the Path of Brahma?’

>> Chapter 6 verse 39

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