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) un able to do so
mat-karma-paramo bhava – mine science of action is the supreme expression
mad-artham api – for the sake of meaning also
karmāṇi -that through the results of action
kurvan – doing the works of which
siddhim – prepare us for perfection
avāpsyasi – (avaptamu) to be attained
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 also that 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.
What is this perfection? Do we all attain the same perfect state?
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. It is the state of our end form, our resolve (end result) from this existence.
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? I don’t believe that is what this verse is saying exactly. Take a look at my full meaning.