2.7 kArpaNya dhOshOpahathasvabhAva:

SrI:  SrImathE SatakOpAya nama:  SrImathE rAmAnujAya nama:  SrImath varavaramunayE nama:

Chapter 2

<< Chapter 2 verse 6

SlOkam – Original

kArpaNya dhOshOpahathasvabhAva: pruchchAmi thvA dharmasammUdachEthA: |
yachrEya: syAn nichchitham brUhi thanmE Sishyas thEham SAdhimAm thvAm prapannam ||

word-by-word meaning

kArpaNya dhOshOpahathasvabhAva: – Having my courage destroyed due to lack of mental strength
dharmasammUdachEthA: – having a mind that is confused on virtues
thvA – you
pruchchAmi – I am asking

In this matter,
yath nichchitham SrEya: syAth – that which will be good for (me)
thath – that
mE – for me
brUhi – please tell
aham – I am
thE – for you
Sishya: – becoming your disciple
thvAm prapannam – who has surrendered unto you
mAm – me
SAdhi – reform me

Simple Translation

Having my courage destroyed due to lack of mental strength and having a mind that is confused on virtues, I am asking you. I am becoming your disciple. Please instruct me that which will be good for (me). Please reform me who has surrendered unto you.

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

My disposition troubled as to whether it is not selfishness to kill and live, whether it is not sin to kill, and lacking in the knowledge as to what Dharma consists in, I ask You. Tell me decisively as to what is best. For, am I not Your disciple? You command me, Your servant (prapanna[1. Prapanna is a term which will be found fully explained in the sequel (Chapters viii, ix, and xii).]).

>> Chapter 2 verse 8

archived in http://githa.koyil.org

pramEyam (goal) – http://koyil.org
pramANam (scriptures) – http://granthams.koyil.org
pramAthA (preceptors) – http://acharyas.koyil.org
SrIvaishNava education/kids portal – http://pillai.koyil.