SrI: SrImathE SatakOpAya nama: SrImathE rAmAnujAya nama: SrImath varavaramunayE nama:
SlOkam – Original
prayathnAdhyathamAnasthu yOgI samSudhdha kilbisha: |
anEkajanmasamsidhdhas thathO yAthi parAm gathim ||
word-by-word meaning (based on puththUr krishNamAchArya swAmy’s thamizh translation)
thatha: – Thus
samSudhdha kilbisha: – being free from sins
anEka janma samsidhdha: – being qualified to complete the yOga nicely, by the virtues from many previous births
prayathnAth – by great efforts (in controlling the senses etc)
yathanAna: thu – one who works (on yOga practice)
yOgI – practitioner of yOga
(even having slipped in previous birth)
parAm gathim yAthi – (in a subsequent birth) attains the great destination (of self-realisation).
Simple Translation (based on puththUr krishNamAchArya swAmy’s thamizh translation)
Thus, being free from sins, being qualified to complete the yOga nicely, by the virtues from many previous births, the yOga practitioner who works by putting great efforts, (even having slipped in previous birth, in a subsequent birth) attains the great destination (of self-realisation).
Rendering based on ALkoNdavilli gOvindhAchArya swAmy’s English translation of gIthA bhAshyam
Such is the greatness or virtue of this Yoga that merit goes on accumulating as man passes through many an incarnation, and purifying him by disengaging him from all defilement.
Thus does he become more and more competent for prosecuting Yoga. And, by force of strenuous effort, despite (failures or breaks), he surely makes his way to the Supreme Goal.
The superiority, above all others, of that yogi, who has chosen the Highest of human Ambitions (ātma-realization) is now stated:—
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