SrI: SrImathE SatakOpAya nama: SrImathE rAmAnujAya nama: SrImath varavaramunayE nama:
SlOkam – Original
na kAnkshE vijayam krishNa na cha rAjyam sukAni cha |
kim nO rAjyEna gOvindha kim bhOgair jIvithEna vA ||
krishNa – Oh krishNa!
vijayam na kAnkshE – I don’t desire victory
rAjyam – kingdom
sukAni cha – and pleasures
na kAnkshE – not desiring
gOvindha – Oh gOvindha!
na: – for us
rAjyEna kim – what use is this kingdom?
bhOgai: – pleasures (such as garlands, jewels etc)
jIvithEna vA – our own life
kim – what use?
Oh krishNa (one who gives pleasure to earth)! I don’t desire victory; nor I desire kingdom and pleasures. Oh gOvindha (one who gives pleasures to cows, one gives pleasure to senses)! what is the use of this kingdom, the pleasures and our own life for us?
Rendering based on ALkoNdavilli gOvindhAchArya swAmy’s English translation of gIthA bhAshyam
Kṛishṇa[2. The 58th and 554th name of God. Its etymology is ‘Krishir-bhū-vācakaś-śabdo ṇaścha nirvṛiti-vācha-kaḥ, Kṛishṇastad-bhāva-yogācca &c., (Bhārata, Ud. Parva. 69-5).]! I desire no victory, no empire, no delights. What use, Govinda[3. The 189th and 543rd name of God. Its one etymology is ‘Nashṭāñca dharaṇīm pūrvam avindañca guhām gatam, Govinda iti ten-āham, etc.’], is to rule and to enjoy? What use is life itself?
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