Chapter 3 Verse 26

Na, buddhibhedam, janyet, agyaanaam, karmsanginaam,
Joshyet, sarvkarmani, vidwaan, yuktH, smaacharan ||26||

Translation: (Karmsanginaam) from the knowledge given by the worshippers whose sadhna is based on scriptures, firm on scripture-based acts of bhakti (agyaanaam) uneducated i.e. ignorant persons’ (buddhibhedam) sadhnas; harm from sadhna opposite to scriptures and benefit from scripture-based sadhna; seeing this clearly, change in their mind (na, janyet) does not arise i.e. does not confuse them that you are uneducated, what do you know about the true way of worship. Out of their ego, not misleading them, other opposite to scriptures (yuktH) engrossed in sadhna (vidwaan) a knowledgeable person should (sarvkarmani) acts of bhakti (smaacharan) doing aapropriately, also make them do the same (joshyet) do i.e. instead of misleading them, encourage them. (26)

Translation

Seeing clearly that there is harm from sadhna opposite to scriptures and benefit from scripture-based sadhna, (a knowledgeable person) should not cause change i.e. should not confuse the uneducated i.e. ignorant people firm on the scripture-based acts of bhakti based on the knowledge given by scripture-based worshippers, saying that you are uneducated, what do you know about the true way of worship. A knowledgeable person engrossed in other sadhna opposite to the scriptures should not confuse them out of his ego and while himself doing the acts of bhakti properly should also make them do it i.e. instead of misleading them should encourage them.


न, बुद्धिभेदम्, जनयेत्, अज्ञानाम्, कर्मसंगिनाम्,
जोषयेत्, सर्वकर्माणि, विद्वान्, युक्तः, समाचरन्।।26।।

अनुवाद: (कर्मसंगिनाम्) शास्त्रा अनुकूल साधकों द्वारा दिए ज्ञान से शास्त्रा विधि अनुसार भक्ति कर्मों पर अडिग (अज्ञानाम्) अशिक्षितों अर्थात् अज्ञानियोंकी (बुद्धिभेदम्) साधनाओं शास्त्रा विरुद्ध साधना से हानि तथा शास्त्रा विधि अनुसार साधना से लाभ होता है, इसे प्रत्यक्ष देखकर उनकी बुद्धि में अन्तर (न, जनयेत्) उत्पन्न न करे अर्थात् उनको विचलित न करें कि तुम अशिक्षित हो तुम क्या जानों सत्य साधना। अपने मान वश उनको भ्रमित न करके अन्य शास्त्रा विरूद्ध (युक्तः) साधना में लीन (विद्वान्) ज्ञानी पुरुषको चाहिए कि वह (सर्वकर्माणि) भक्ति कर्मों को (समाचरन्) सुचारू रूप से करता हुआ उनसे भी वैसे ही (जोषयेत्) करवावे अर्थात् उनको भ्रमित न करके प्रोत्साहन करे। (26)

Sat Bhakti Sandesh