Chapter 6 Verse 16

Na, ati, ashnatH, tu, yogH, asti, na, ch, ekaantam, anashnatH,
Na, ch, ati, swapnsheelasya, jaagrtH, na, ev, ch, Arjun ||16||

Translation: The method of doing sadhna by sitting in a solitary place on a special seat mentioned in the aforesaid Shlok 10 to 15 is the means of obtaining only my benefits; in reality, it is not superior. In Gita Adhyay 7 Shlok 18 Brahm (Kaal) has described the benefit (gati/salvation) given by him as inferior. Therefore (Arjun) Oh Arjun (tu) contrary to this, for attaining that Supreme God (yogH) bhakti (na ekaantam) neither by sitting in a solitary place on a special seat or a posture and (na) nor only (ati) too much (ashnatH) one who eats (ch) and (anashnatH) nor of one who does not eat at all i.e. keep fasts (ch) and (na) nor (ati) too much (swapnsheelasya) one who sleeps (ch) and (na) nor (ev) only (jaagrtH) one who forcefully keeps oneself awake (asti) is successful. Which means, the method mentioned in the aforesaid Shlok 10 to 15 is useless. (16)

Translation

The method of doing sadhna by sitting in a solitary place on a special seat mentioned in the aforesaid Shlok 10 to 15 is the means of obtaining only my benefits; in reality, it is not good/superior. In Gita Adhyay 7 Shlok 18 he has described the benefit (gati/salvation) given by him as bad/ inferior. Therefore Oh Arjun, contrary to this, the bhakti for attaining that Purna Parmatma is neither successful by sitting in a solitary place on a special seat or posture, nor of a person who eats too much, and nor of a person who does not eat at all i.e. keep fasts, nor of a person who sleeps too much, and nor of a person who forcefully keeps awake. Which means, the method mentioned in the aforesaid Shlok 10 to 15 is useless.


न, अति, अश्नतः, तु, योगः, अस्ति, न, च, एकान्तम्, अनश्नतः,
न, च, अति, स्वप्नशीलस्य, जाग्रतः, न, एव, च, अर्जुन।।16।।

अनुवाद: उपरोक्त श्लोक 10 से 15 में वर्णित विधि वाली एकान्त में बैठ कर विशेष आसन आदि लगा कर साधना करना तो मेरे तक का लाभ प्राप्ति मात्रा है, यह वास्तव में श्रेष्ठ नहीं है। गीता अध्याय 7 श्लोक 18 में अपने द्वारा दिए जाने वाले लाभ (गति) को अश्रेष्ठ बताया है। इसलिए (अर्जुन) हे अर्जुन (तु) इसके विपरीत उस पूर्ण परमात्मा को प्राप्त करने वाली (योग) भक्ति (न एकान्तम्) न तो एकान्त स्थान पर विशेष आसन या मुद्रा में बैठने से तथा (न) न ही (अति) अत्यधिक (अश्नतः) खाने वाले की (च) और (अनश्नतः) न बिल्कुल न खाने वाले अर्थात् व्रत रखने वाले की (च) तथा (न) न ही (अति) बहुत (स्वप्नशीलस्य) शयन करने वाले की (च) तथा (न) न (एव) ही (जाग्रतः) हठ करके अधिक जागने वाले की (अस्ति) सिद्ध होती है अर्थात् उपरोक्त श्लोक 10 से 15 में वर्णित विधि व्यर्थ है। (16)

Bhagavad Gita Chapter 6 Verse 16