2.51 karmajam budhdhiyukthA hi

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Chapter 2

<< Chapter 2 verse 50

SlOkam – Original

karmajam budhdhiyukthA hi palam thyakthvA manIshiNa: |
janmabandhavinirmukthA: padham gachchanthi anAmayam ||

word-by-word meaning

manIshiNa: – wise persons
budhdhi yukthA: – with the intelligence (previously explained)
karmajam – caused by karma
palam – results (such as svarga etc)
thyakthvA – giving up
janma bandha vinir mukthA: – relieved from birth completely
anAmayam – free of sorrow
padham – paramapadham
gachchanthi hi – are they not reaching?

Simple Translation

Those wise persons with the intelligence (previously explained), giving up results (such as svarga etc) caused by karma – are they not reaching paramapadham which is free from sorrow, after being relieved from birth completely?

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

‘The wisdom-united forsake work-born fruit; and released from bondage of birth, repair indeed to that state which is free of ill.’

Those who are so wise do work, unmindful of the fruit it produces. These, delivered from bonds of births, journey to that state which is void of ills: (disease, death, affliction, misery, etc). Indeed this is the well-known doctrine or teaching of all the Upanishads[1. Or the Vedantas, the spiritual doctrines of the Vedas. Lit: the word means “sitting near’. And so Upanishad is confidential knowledge imparted to a postulant disciple sitting near.].

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