gIthArtha sangraham – 1

srI:
srImathE satakOpAya nama:
srImathE rAmAnujAya nama:
srImath varavaramunayE nama:

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SlOkam 1 (Objective of gIthA)

svadharma gyAna vairAgya sAdhya bhakthyEka gOchara: |
nArAyaNa parambrahma gIthA sAsthram samIritha: ||

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Word-by-word meaning (based on puththUr krishNamAchAryar swamy’s thamizh translation)

  • svadharma gyAna vairAgya sAdhya bhakthyEka gOchara: – one who is known only through bhakthi which is acquired by detachment from other (worldly) aspects, gyAna yOgam (path of knowledge) and karma yOgam (path of following righteous acts) which befits the individual’s nature (as applicable for one’s own varNa and Asrama)
  • parambrahma – one who is the supreme brahmam
  • nArAyaNa: – srIman nArAyaNan
  • gIthA SAsthrE – in the SAsthram named gIthA
  • samIritha: – is announced/revealed

Simple translation (based on puththUr krishNamAchAryar swamy’s thamizh translation)

srIman nArAyaNan is known only through bhakthi which is acquired by detachment from other (worldly) aspects, gyAna yOgam (path of knowledge) and karma yOgam (path of following righteous acts) which befits the individual’s nature (as applicable for one’s own varNa and Asrama) and he is the supreme brahmam. Such bhagavAn is revealed in the SAsthram named [bhagavath] gIthA.

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