adhiṣhṭhānaṁ tathā kartā karaṇaṁ ca pṛithag-vidham
vividhāś ca pṛithak ceṣṭā daivaṁ caivā pañcamam
adhiṣhṭhānaṁ – upon the fulfillment of one’s place in life
tathā -in that way
kartā -inorder to perform
karaṇaṁ – the reason for
pṛithag-vidham -the manner or mode (vidham) of prakriti or being born on earth
vividhāś – in various forms
pṛithak -seperated by
ceṣṭā -our behaviors
daivaṁ -one’s belief in God
pañcamam – the five senses
Upon the fulfillment of one’s place in life in that way inorder to perform, the reason for also the manner or mode of prakriti, having been born on this earth in various forms also separated by our behaviors, one’s belief in God and certainly the five senses.
Why are we on this earth in various forms separated by our belief in God, behaviours and the 5 senses, be it the scripture of mankind. Do all of our 5 senses work the same way? To further explain, think about what does sociology tell us about about behaviours and who we relate to and what we relate to, what separates our various forms and senses here on earth.
What does the text say?
One’s body which is the seat of action, agreed. The ego claiming to be an actor, that is funny! The several instruments of action (like the senses and the mind etc), and now the varied and the distinct types of movements involved, finally the unknown factors (or the “deities presiding over the senses) as the fifth, these are the 5 causal factors? There is a deity presiding over the senses? This information is extreme, and I don’t know how people say they have read the Gita, is this what they are reading. I personally do not understand this translation of it. Hence my work and effort.
The meaning of the verse again according to my translation is upon the fulfillment of one’s place in life in that way inorder to perform, the reason for also the manner or mode of prakriti, having been born on this earth in various forms also, separated by our behaviors, one belief in God and certainly the five senses.
What I am more fascinated by is the extension of this verse which involves the understanding of the prthag-vidham (or prakriti) and the 5 senses, this could be another mini book.