Chapter 4 Verse 28

DravyayagyaH, tapoyagyaH, yogyagyaH, tatha, apre,
SwadhyaaygyaanyagyaH, ch, yatayH, sanshitvrtaH ||28||

Translation: (Apre) many devotees (drvyayagyaH) only perform religious acts related to wealth i.e. only do charity, so many (tapoyagyaH) observe ascetic practices as religious acts (tatha) and many others (yogyagyaH) perform religious acts in the form of yogic postures (ch) and many are (sanshitvrtaH) endowed with strict fasts/vows (yatayH) are making effort and (swadhyaaygyaanyagyaH) some do yagya of knowledge in the form of swaadhyaay i.e. they only regularly study the true scriptures i.e. they consider this only to be the path to salvation. (28)

Translation

Many devotees only perform religious acts related to wealth i.e. only do charity; so many observe ascetic practices as religious acts and many others perform religious acts in the form of yogic postures and many are making an effort by following strict fasts/vows, and some perform yagya of knowledge i.e. only regularly study the true scriptures. In other words they consider this only to be the path to salvation.


द्रव्ययज्ञाः, तपोयज्ञाः, योगयज्ञाः, तथा, अपरे,
स्वाध्यायज्ञानयज्ञाः, च, यतयः, संशितव्रताः।।28।।

अनुवाद: (अपरे) कई साधक (द्रव्ययज्ञाः) द्रव्य-सम्बन्धी धार्मिक कर्म केवल दान करनेवाले हैं कितने ही (तपोयज्ञाः) तपस्यारूप धार्मिक कर्म करनेवाले हैं (तथा) तथा दूसरे कितने ही (योगयज्ञाः) योगासन रूप धार्मिक कर्म करनेवाले हैं (च) और कितने ही (संशितव्रताः) घोर व्रतोंसे युक्त (यतयः) यत्नशील हैं और (स्वध्यायज्ञानयज्ञाः) कुछ स्वाध्यायरूप ज्ञानयज्ञ अर्थात् केवल सद्ग्रन्थों का नित्य पाठ करनेवाले हैं अर्थात् इसी को मोक्ष मार्ग मानते हैं। (28)

Sat Bhakti Sandesh