SrI: SrImathE SatakOpAya nama: SrImathE rAmAnujAya nama: SrImath varavaramunayE nama:
SlOkam – Original
sAnkhyayOgau pruthakbAlA: pravadhanthi na paNdithA: |
Ekam apyAsthitha: samyagubhayOr vindhathE palam ||
sAnkhya yOgau – gyAna yOga and karma yOga
pruthak – different (in the results)
bAlA: – unwise
na paNdithA: – those without complete knowledge
pravadhanthi – explain;
ubhayO: – among both of them
Ekam api – only one
samyak Asthitha: – holding on firmly
(ubhayO:) palam – result of both [which are the same – Self realisation]
labhathE – attains.
Those who are unwise, without complete knowledge explain that gyAna yOga and karma yOga lead to different results; if one holds on firmly to either one of them, he attains the result of both [which is the same – Self realisation] .
Rendering based on ALkoNdavilli gOvindhAchArya swAmy’s English translation of gIthA bhAshyam
‘‘Sānkhya and Yoga are different’, say children, not savants. Whoso is well established in one, reaps the fruits of both.’
Those are lads (or uninformed men), or to whom wisdom has not yet bloomed, who utter that Sānkhya[1. See ii-39, and iii-3, and commentaries thereon for an explication of the terms Sānkhya and Yoga. Briefly the former is Knowledge; the latter Work or Action.] (jñāna-yoga) and Yoga[2. See ii-39, and iii-3, and commentaries thereon for an explication of the terms Sānkhya and Yoga. Briefly the former is Knowledge; the latter Work or Action.] (karma-yoga) differ from difference of fruit. Such men are no -pandits (erudite men),— meaning that their understanding is shallow, —who would affirm that Karma-yoga can but lead to Jñāna-yoga, and that it is Jñāna-yoga alone that conducts to ātma-vision, thus making a distinction between the two, from the difference of fruit. (The fruit of karma being jñāna, and the fruit of jñāna being ātma-cognition).
But this is not the case, inasmuch as the aim of both the Paths is but one, viz., ātma-vision. And that is realized by both, so long as one firmly adopts any one of them.
The same (view) is further expanded:—
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