5.29 bhoktāraṁ yajña-tapasāṁ (Original)

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Chapter 5

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bhoktāraṁ yajña-tapasāṁ
suhṛdaṁ sarva-bhūtānāṁ
jñātvā māṁ śāntim ṛcchati

‘Knowing Me to be the Acceptor of sacrifices (yajñas) and penances (tapas), the Great Lord of the Kosmos, the Friend of all beings, one goeth to Peace.’

Knowing Me, to be the Accepter (bhoktā) of sacrifices and penances (or austerities), —to be the High Lord of the Universe, as declared in: ‘Him, the Supreme Lord Sovereign of lords’[2. Svet:Up°. 6-7 ‘Tam Īśvarāṇām paramam Maheśvaram’.]; —knowing Me to be the intimate Friend of all creatures, one attains Peace.

This means: that if Karma-yoga, —which is the sum total of all duties— be performed as acts of My worship, that way of doing Karma-yoga is the easiest. As worshipful service to Me, it is easy for them. Moreover, who would not do such service when it is one to be rendered to a Universal Friend?


Thus closes Lecture Five,

named Karma-Sannyāsa-Yoga,

or the Path of (mind)-renouncal of works,

With Śri Rāmānuja’s commentary,

In the colloquy between Śri Kṛishṇa and Arjuna,

In the Science of Yoga,

In the Divine knowledge of the Upanishads,

or the Chants of Bhagavān,

The Bhagavad Gītā.

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