Shrimad Bhagvad Gita

Shankar Bhashya on Gita- One shloka a day- 6.42

Gita 6.42

अथवा योगिनामेव कुले भवति धीमताम्।
एतद्धि दुर्लभतरं लोके जन्म यदीदृशम्।।6.42।।

Or he (the yoga-bhrashta) is born in the family of wise yogis only. This sort of birth is certainly more rare (as compared to earlier stated ones) in this loka. 

Shri Bhagvan continues from previous shloka. He says – or he (the yoga-bhrashta) is born in the family of wise and poor yogis only which are different from the wealthy family (as stated in previous shloka). This kind of birth, having the adjectives as described such as the family of poor yogis, is certainly more rare to get in this loka as compared to the earlier (stated ones viz. the family of pious and wealthy persons).

Also because (in next shloka):-

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Shrimad Bhagvad Gita

Shankar Bhashya on Gita- One shloka a day- 6.41

Gita 6.41

प्राप्य पुण्यकृतां लोकानुषित्वा शाश्वतीः समाः।
शुचीनां श्रीमतां गेहे योगभ्रष्टोऽभिजायते।।6.41।।

Attaining the lokas of the persons who do punya and living there for eternal (long-lasting) years, the yoga-bhrashta is born in the house of pious and wealthy (persons).

Bhagvan continues from the previous shloka. He says that a sanyasi engaged in yoga-marga, due to his competence, goes (after his death) to the lokas of the persons who do punya i.e. lokas of the performers of Ashvamedha-yajna etc. Continue reading “Shankar Bhashya on Gita- One shloka a day- 6.41”

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Shankar Bhashya on Gita- One shloka a day- 6.40

Gita 6.40

श्री भगवानुवाच
पार्थ नैवेह नामुत्र विनाशस्तस्य विद्यते।
नहि कल्याणकृत्कश्चिद्दुर्गतिं तात गच्छति।।6.40।।

Shri Bhagvan said – o Partha! there is surely no ruin for him either here (in this world) or hereafter. This is so because none who does good deeds meets with catastrophe.

Shri Bhagvan initiates this shloka in order to respond to the questions by Arjuna. He says that there is surely no ruin for him (yoga-bhrashta) either here in this loka or hereafter, in other loka. Continue reading “Shankar Bhashya on Gita- One shloka a day- 6.40”

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Shankar Bhashya on Gita- One shloka a day- 6.39

Gita 6.39

एतन्मे संशयं कृष्ण छेत्तुमर्हस्यशेषतः।
त्वदन्यः संशयस्यास्य छेत्ता न ह्युपपद्यते।।6.39।।

O Krishna, you should completely obliterate this doubt of mine since there is no other person possible than You who can be the dispeller of this doubt. 

Arjuna continues his question of previous two shlokas. He says – o Krishna, you ought to obliterate completely this doubt of mine. (You should do so) Since none other than you, whether a sage or devata, can be the dispeller of this doubt. Therefore, you alone should obliterate it. This is the meaning.

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Shankar Bhashya on Gita- One shloka a day- 6.38

Gita 6.38

कच्चिन्नोभयविभ्रष्टश्छिन्नाभ्रमिव नश्यति।
अप्रतिष्ठो महाबाहो विमूढो ब्रह्मणः पथि।।6.38।।

O mighty armed one, does not a person fallen from both (karma-marga and yoga-marga), without any support, deluded in the path of Brahman get ruined like a scattered cloud?

Arjuna continues his question from previous shloka. He addresses Krishna as mighty armed one. He asks – does a person not get ruined like a scattered cloud:-

  • who is ubhaya-vibhrashta i.e. who is fallen from both karma-marga and yoga-marga; AND
  • who is unestablished i.e. who is without any support (of either karma or yoga); AND
  • who is deluded in the path of Brahman i.e. the path leading to attainment of Brahman.
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Shankar Bhashya on Gita- One shloka a day- 6.37

Gita 6.37

अर्जुन उवाच
अयतिः श्रद्धयोपेतो योगाच्चलितमानसः।
अप्राप्य योगसंसिद्धिं कां गतिं कृष्ण गच्छति।।6.37।।

Arjuna said – o Krishna, what happens to a person who though possessed of shraddha does not put in efforts, whose mind has wavered from yoga and who has not achieved the perfection in yoga.

Now, a person who has accepted the yoga-abhyasa and due to this, he has renounced the karmas which are a tool to attain this world and the world hereafter AND yet such yogi may not achieve the fala of yoga-siddhi which is samyak-darshan and which in turn is the tool to Moksha.

Consequently, at the time of death, his chitta may waver from the path of yoga. Arjuna, apprehending that he may be thereby ruined, said as to what state does a person go to

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Shankar Bhashya on Gita- One shloka a day- 6.36

Gita 6.36

असंयतात्मना योगो दुष्प्राप इति मे मतिः।
वश्यात्मना तु यतता शक्योऽवाप्तुमुपायतः।।6.36।।

My view is that the yoga is difficult to be attained by one whose atman (antah-karana) is not under (his) control. However, it can be attained by (above-mentioned) means by one who makes effort and whose atman (antah-karana) is under control.

Shri Bhagvan continues from previous shloka. He says that it is His view that the yoga is difficult to be attained by one whose antah-karana is not brought under control by abhyasa and vairagya Continue reading “Shankar Bhashya on Gita- One shloka a day- 6.36”

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Shankar Bhashya on Gita- One shloka a day- 6.35

Gita 6.35

श्री भगवानुवाच
असंशयं महाबाहो मनो दुर्निग्रहं चलं।
अभ्यासेन तु कौन्तेय वैराग्येण च गृह्यते।।6.35।।

Shri Bhagvan said – undoubtedly, o mighty armed one, the mind is fickle and difficult to control. However, o son of Kunti, it is brought under control by abhyasa (practise) and vairagya (detachment).

In response to the statements of Arjuna, Shri Bhagvan initiates this shloka and says – it is (indeed) as you say. O mighty armed one, there is no doubt that the mind is fickle and difficult to control Continue reading “Shankar Bhashya on Gita- One shloka a day- 6.35”

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Shankar Bhashya on Gita- One shloka a day- 6.34

Gita 6.34

चञ्चलं हि मनः कृष्ण प्रमाथि बलवद्दृढम्।
तस्याहं निग्रहं मन्ये वायोरिव सुदुष्करम्।।6.34।।

O Krishna, the mind is surely fickle, turbulent, strong and obdurate. I consider its subjugation to be as greatly difficult as that of the wind.

Arjuna continues from the previous shloka. He says that mind is surely fickle, o Krishna. The word ‘Krishna’ is derived from the root ‘krish’ in the sense of ‘uprooting’. Since He uproots the defects such as papa etc of devotees, He is (called) Krishna Continue reading “Shankar Bhashya on Gita- One shloka a day- 6.34”

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Shankar Bhashya on Gita- One shloka a day- 6.33

Gita 6.33

अर्जुन उवाच
योऽयं योगस्त्वया प्रोक्तः साम्येन मधुसूदन।
एतस्याहं न पश्यामि चञ्चलत्वात् स्थितिं स्थिराम्।।6.33।।

Arjuna said – O Madhusudana, owing to the fickleness (of mind), I do not see the firm continuance of this yoga which has been spoken by You as sameness (samatva-bhava). 

Arjuna asked this question in order to hear the certain means to attain the yoga which has the lakshana of samyak-darshana. He said that owing to the fickleness of mind, he was unable to behold or perceive, the firm continuance of this yoga, which has been spoken as sameness (in previous shloka).

It is well-known that (in next shloka):-