5.22 ye hi saṁsparśa-jā bhogā (Original)

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Chapter 5

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ye hi saṁsparśa-jā bhogā
duḥkha-yonaya eva te
ādy-antavantaḥ kaunteya
na teṣu ramate budhaḥ

‘As verily the contact-derived delights are wombs of grief, with beginnings and endings, no sage, Kaunteya[1. Cognomen of Arjuna (Son of Kunti = Arjuna).]! delights in them.’

The contacts are the contacts of the senses with their objects. Joys are those born of such contacts.

Wombs of grief, means that the sense-contacts are the source of pain and suffering. Moreover they are well-known to have beginnings and endings, or of a transient nature.

He who knows their nature to be so, will not delight therein.

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