2.48 yoga-sthaḥ kuru karmāṇi (Original)

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Chapter 2

<< Chapter 2 verse 47


yoga-sthaḥ kuru karmāṇi
saṅgaṁ tyaktvā dhanañ-jaya
siddhy-asiddhyoḥ samo bhūtvā
samatvaṁ yoga ucyate

‘Equanimous, (yogastha), Dhanañjaya[1. An epithet for Arjuna, lit: ‘the despiser of wealth’.]! and without attachment, do works. The equal mindedness as regards fulfillment or failure, is called yoga.’

Poised in Yoga (steady-minded), and renouncing attachment for realm, relations etc., engage in acts such as war etc. Engage in it equally unconcerned whether success or failure may attend. This balanced attitude of the mind as regards successes or failures is called ‘yoga.’ It is calmness in the mind giving it steadiness, so as not to get disturbed whatever may happen, be it fulfillment or disappointment.

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