6.22 yam labdhvA chAparam lAbham

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Chapter 6

<< Chapter 6 verse 21

SlOkam – Original

yam labdhvA chAparam lAbham manyathE nAdhikam thatha: |
yasmin sthithO na du:khEna guruNApi vichAlyathE ||

word-by-word meaning

yam labdhvA – having attained such yOga
aparam lAbham – any other benefit
thatha: adhikam –  greater than that
na manyathE – will not consider (even when away from the state of yOga)
yasmin sthitha: – one who is in the state of such yOga
guruNA api dhu:kEna – even when afflicted with great sorrow
navichAlyathE – not agitated in his mind

Simple Translation

Having attained that state of yOga, one will not consider any other benefit greater than that and will not be agitated in his mind even when afflicted with great sorrow…

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

That, which gained, no other is considered a higher gain; that, wherein harboured, no affliction, ever so heavy, can agitate one;’

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