Chapter 2 Verse 39

Esha, te, abhihita, saankhye, buddhiH, yoge, tu, imaam’, shrnu,
 Buddhya, yuktH, yayaa, paarth, karmbandham’, prhaasyasi ||39||

Translation: (Paarth) Oh Paarth! (esha) this (buddhiH) knowledgeable speech (te) for you (saankhye) in relation to yog of knowledge (abhihita) was imparted (tu) and now you may (imaam’) it (yoge) in relation to yog (shrnu) hear (yayaa) which (buddhya) wisdom (yuktH) endowed with, you (karmbandham’) bondage of actions (prhaasyasi) will completely give up i.e. will completely destroy it. (39)

Translation

Oh Paarth! This knowledgeable speech was imparted to you in relation to yog of knowledge and now you hear it in relation to yog; the wisdom, endowed with which, you will completely give up the bondage of actions i.e. will completely destroy it. In Gita Adhyay 6 Shlok 46, it is said that compared to Gyan Yogis and Karm yogis, a Tatvdarshi saint i.e. a yogi is superior. In this very Gita’s Adhyay 5 Shlok 2, a Scripture-opposed Gyan yogi i.e. an ascetic and Karm yogi, both have been said to be inferior.


एषा, ते, अभिहिता, साङ्ख्ये, बुद्धिः, योगे, तु, इमाम्, श्रृणु,
बुद्धया, युक्तः, यया, पार्थ, कर्मबन्धम्, प्रहास्यसि।।39।।

अनुवाद: (पार्थ) हे पार्थ! (एषा) यह (बुद्धिः) ज्ञानवाणी (ते) तेरे लिये (साङ्ख्ये) ज्ञानयोगके विषयमें (अभिहिता) कही गयी (तु) और अब तू (इमाम्) इसको (योगे) योगके विषयमें (श्रृणु) सुन (यया) जिस (बुद्धया) बुद्धिसे (युक्तः) युक्त हुआ तू (कर्मबन्धम्) कर्मोंके बन्धनको (प्रहास्यसि) भलीभाँति त्याग देगा यानी सर्वथा नष्ट कर डालेगा। गीता अध्याय 6 श्लोक 46 में कहा है कि ज्ञान योगियों और कर्मयोगियों से तत्वदर्शी सन्त अर्थात् योगी श्रेष्ठ है। इसी गीता अध्याय 5 श्लोक 2 में शास्त्राविरूद्ध ज्ञान योगी अर्थात् सन्यासी तथा कर्मयोगी दोनों को ही अश्रेष्ठ कहा है। (39)

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