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Ajanas ca sraddadhanas ca 4.40



ajñaścā śraddadhānaś ca samśayātmā vinaśyati

nāyaṁ loko ’sti na paro na sukhaṁ samśayātmanaḥ

ajñaś cā -all of the ignorance also

śraddadhānaś -from the focus concentration in (studies) not

ca -also

samśayātmā -the atma troubled

vinaśyati-is in total loss/ruin

nāyaṁ -justice

loko ’sti -is to understand the situation of this world 

na -not

paro -for any other

na -not

sukhaṁ -for happiness

samśayātmanaḥ- one’s atma not troubled

Full meaning

All of the ignorance also from the focus, concentration in (studies) not, also the atma troubled, is in total loss/ruin, justice is to understand this world, not for any other, not for happiness, one’s atma not troubled.  

What does it say in Gita (4.40)?

What does it say in Gita?

What does it say in Gita (4.40)?

This says, “An ignorant man without any positive faith who knows only to doubt, goes to ruin.” An ignorant man knows only to doubt, goes in ruin? In my experience, ignorant minds are also doubtful, as much as they are thoughtless. To such a doubting soul there is neither this world nor the world beyond. To doubt in this manner is never a good thing, that will surely ruin you into neither having this or that in life. There is no happiness? There is probably truth to it.