Shrimad Bhagavad-gita

by Narayana Gosvami | 2013 | 327,105 words

The Bhagavad-gita Verse 18.58, English translation, including the Vaishnava commentaries Sarartha-varsini-tika, Prakashika-vritti and Rasika-ranjana (excerpts). This is verse Verse 18.58 from the chapter 18 called “Moksha-yoga (the Yoga of Liberation)”

Sanskrit text, Unicode transliteration, Word-for-word and English translation of verse 18.58:

मच्-चित्तः सर्व-दुर्गाणि मत्-प्रसादात् ।तरिष्यसि ।
अथ चेत् त्वम् अहङ्कारान् न श्रोष्यसि विनङ्क्ष्यसि ॥ ५८ ॥

mac-cittaḥ sarva-durgāṇi mat-prasādāt |tariṣyasi |
atha cet tvam ahaṅkārān na śroṣyasi vinaṅkṣyasi
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mat-cittaḥ–by fixing your mind on Me; sarva-durgāṇi–from all obstacles; mat-prasādāt–by My grace; tariṣyasi–you will cross over; atha cet–if however; tvam–you; ahaṅkārāt–out of egoism; na śroṣyasi–do not listen; vinaṅkṣyasi–you will be ruined.

By constantly remembering Me with wholehearted devotion, you will, by My grace, cross over all obstacles. But if, out of false ego, you neglect My instructions, you will attain ruination in the form of continued material existence.

Commentary: Sārārtha-Varṣiṇī Ṭīkā

(By Śrīla Viśvanātha Cakravartī Ṭhākura; the innermost intention of the commentary named ‘the shower of essential meanings’)

“What would occur as a consequence of that?” In response, Śrī Kṛṣṇa speaks this verse beginning with mac-cittaḥ.

Commentary: Sārārtha-Varṣiṇī Prakāśikā-vṛtti

(By Śrīla Bhaktivedānta Nārāyaṇa Gosvāmī Mahārāja; the explanation that illuminates the commentary named Sārārtha-varṣiṇī)

Śrīla Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura quotes Kṛṣṇa as saying, “By fixing your mind upon Me in this way, you will be able to transcend any obstacle that may arise in your lifetime. If, however, you do not act in this way and, out of false ego and subsequent identification with the body, you consider yourself the doer, then you will fall from your immortal svarūpa and incur destruction by remaining in this material world.”

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