Shrimad Bhagavad-gita

by Narayana Gosvami | 2013 | 327,105 words

The Bhagavad-gita Verse 18.70, English translation, including the Vaishnava commentaries Sarartha-varsini-tika, Prakashika-vritti and Rasika-ranjana (excerpts). This is verse Verse 18.70 from the chapter 18 called “Moksha-yoga (the Yoga of Liberation)”

Sanskrit text, Unicode transliteration, Word-for-word and English translation of verse 18.70:

अध्येष्यते च य इमं धर्म्यं संवादम् आवयोः ।
ज्ञान-यज्ञेन तेनाहम् इष्टः स्याम् इति मे मतिः ॥ ७० ॥

adhyeṣyate ca ya imaṃ dharmyaṃ saṃvādam āvayoḥ |
jñāna-yajñena tenāham iṣṭaḥ syām iti me matiḥ
|| 70 ||

adhyeṣyate–studies; ca–and; yaḥ–who; imam–this; dharmyam–sacred; saṃvādam–conversation; āvayoḥ–between both of us; jñāna-yajñena–through the sacrifice of transcendental knowledge; tena–by he; aham–I; iṣṭaḥ–worshipped; syām–will be; iti–such; me–My; matiḥ–opinion.

One who studies our sacred dialogue will thereby worship Me through the sacrifice of transcendental knowledge. This is My opinion.

Commentary: Sārārtha-Varṣiṇī Ṭīkā

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

Now, in the verse beginning with the word adhyeṣyate, Śrī Bhagavān is explaining the results of studying this Gītā.

Commentary: Sārārtha-Varṣiṇī Prakāśikā-vṛtti

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

Simply by faithfully studying this dialogue between Śrī Kṛṣṇa and Arjuna, one performs jñāna-yoga. Kṛṣṇa is pleased by this effort. In this context, jñāna means to practise the essence of the Gītā after understanding it. The essence of the Gītā is ananyā-bhakti, exclusive devotion to Śrī Bhagavān, so one who practises such bhakti is very dear to Him. Others, such as the karmī, jñānī and yogī, are not.

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