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Abhyase py asamartho si 12.10

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12.10

Abhyāse ’py asamartho ’si mat-karma-paramo bhava

mad-artham api karmāṇi kurvan siddhim avāpsyasi

 

abhyāse ’py – that which is followed from the exercise or study of 

asamartho ’si  – (asamarthamu) unable to do so

mat-karma-paramo bhava – mine science of action is the supreme expression 

mad-artham api  – for the sake of meaning even if

karmāṇi -that is through the results of action

kurvan – doing the works of which

siddhim – prepare us for perfection

avāpsyasi – (avaptamu) to be attained 

 

Full meaning:

That which is followed from the exercise or study of, unable to do so mine science of action is the supreme expression for the sake of meaning even if that is through the results of action, doing the works of which prepare us for perfection to be attained. 

If you cannot exercise in scripture study, god is saying, mine is the science of action that is above all, it is for the sake of meaning also, though action, prepare our bodies to attain perfection. In the text, “na hi jnanena sadrasam” (4.38) it also tells us it is not the knowledge gained here but the vidyate or education undergone that is more valuable. 

The ideal of perfection is not the same for everyone to be achieved. Each of our perfection is based on our karma, past and present, our bodies are a filter for the perfection to be achieved or attained. It is the state of our end form.
Gita 12.10

If you are not capable of practicing systematic concentration, then devote yourself whole heartedly to works of service to me ( consisting in external worship and discharge of duties for my sake). Thus working for me, man can attain to perfection. What is devoting yourself to works of service and this is external worship that involves discharge of duties for God’s sake? This religion is of duty (dharma), why would you be discharged of your duties. So devotion and works of service consist of external worship. What I know of devotion is, it is internal to the body, one goes inward. Take a look at my full meaning.

Abhayam sattva-samsuddhih 16.1

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16.1

Abhayaṁ sattva-samśuddhih jñāna-yoga-vyavasthitiḥ

dānaṁ damaś ca yajñaś ca svādhyāyas tapa ārjavam 

abhayaṁ – fear not 

sattva-samśuddhih – the mode of goodness that is to be sung together or in union with

jñāna-yoga-vyavasthitiḥ –  path of knowledge that is fixed in (vyavastha)

dānaṁ – charity

damaś – control of senses 

ca  – also

yajñaś – sacrifice made to the sacred fire

ca – also 

svādhyāyas –  own self reading following the text or the study of scriptures 

tapa – with a burning 

ārjavam – is one’s uprightness or straight forwardness 

 

Full meaning:

Fear not the mode of goodness that is to be sung together or in union with jnana yoga or path of knowledge that is fixed in charity, control of senses also, the sacrifice made to the sacred fire, own self reading following the text or the study of scriptures with a burning is one’s uprightness or straight forwardness. 

Jna yoga is the yoga or path of knowledge. The way I have seen it be used in my life is not merely for knowledge but one should have wisdom from that knowledge.  Jna yoga or path of knowledge fixed in charity is because ours is the religion of dharma, the outcome should be for dharma. The word dharma means righteousness, duty, doing what is right, charity and working for a cause that you treasure (18.47). 

The path of knowledge is also not without the control of senses. The more we know of this world, the more controlled our senses become of the body. 

It is also fixed in yajna, because summoning agni is higher form of worship that has been done by rishi’s and priests in Hinduism  and the rites performed to agni is test of our experience right and wrong here and of what we seek here on earth. The sun is what is making the science of action possible. Evoking Agni through yanja, or doing surya namasksram is in way worshipping the foremost source of all Hindu knowledge. It is the measure of your life, science of action and sacrifice here on earth.

Also, own self participating in study of religion or scriptures is also one’s uprightness or straight forward, would you not say that is the scripture of mankind?

What does it say in Gita?
Gita 16.1

Why is translation just the words, what about these words, was that communicated in the translation in way the Sanskrit is written or read?