2.65 prasAdhE sarvadhukkhAnAm

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Chapter 2

<< Chapter 2 verse 64

SlOkam – Original

prasAdhE sarvadhukkhAnAm hAnir asyopajAyathE |
prasannachEthasO hyASu budhdhi: paryavathishtathE ||

word-by-word meaning

asya – for such man
prasAdhE (sathi) – after acquiring clarity of mind
sarvadhukkhAnAm hAni: – destruction of all sorrows
upajAyathE – occurs;
prasanna chEthasa: – for the one with clarity of mind
Asu – soon
budhdhi: – intelligence
paryavathishtathE hi – does it not become established firmly?

Simple Translation

For such man (explained previously), after acquiring clarity of mind, all sorrows get destroyed; for such person who has clarity of mind, doesn’t intelligence become established firmly soon?

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

‘Peace [1. Prasāda is ‘the serene and blessed mood’ of the poet. Serene contentment or benign tranquility.] or purity of mind attained, all afflictions to him are at an end. To the pure-minded, soon indeed comes wisdom [2. ‘Wisdom’ is the transcendent consciousness with reference to ātmā (ātma-darśana).].’

When the mind is placidly pure, the cessation of all miseries arising from conjunction with matter (prakṛiti) accrues to the person.

Prasanna-chetaḥ: is he who has his mind expunged of all blemish which blinds it against seeing ātmā. And then comes to him the distinct illumination (buddhi or wisdom) to light up ātma.

Hence, when the mind is blessedly pure, all sorrows are certainly at an end.

>> Chapter 2 verse 66

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