Bhagavad Gītā Chapter Four

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Chapter 4 Verse 1
śrībhagavān uvāca |
imaṃ vivasvate yogaṃ proktavān aham avyayam |
vivasvān manave prāha manur ikṣvākave ’bravīt ||

Chapter 4 Verse 2
evaṃ paramparāprāptam imaṃ rājarṣayo viduḥ |
sa kāleneha mahatā yogo naṣṭaḥ paraṃtapa ||

Chapter 4 Verse 3
sa evāyaṃ mayā te ’dya yogaḥ proktaḥ purātanaḥ |
bhakto ’si me sakhā ceti rahasyaṃ hyetad uttamam ||

Chapter 4 Verse 4
arjuna uvāca |
aparaṃ bhavato janma paraṃ janma vivasvataḥ |
katham etad vijānīyāṃ tvam ādāu proktavān iti ||

Chapter 4 Verse 5
śrībhagavān uvāca |
bahūni me vyatītāni janmāni tava cārjuna |
tānyahaṃ veda sarvāṇi na tvaṃ vettha paraṃtapa ||

Chapter 4 Verse 6
ajo ’pi sann avyayātmā bhūtānām īśvaro ’pi san |
prakṛtiṃ svām adhiṣṭhāya saṃbhavāmyātmamāyayā ||

Chapter 4 Verse 7
yadā yadā hi dharmasya glānir bhavati bhārata |
abhyutthānam adharmasya tadā ’tmānaṃ sṛjāmyaham ||

Chapter 4 Verse 8
paritrāṇāya sādhūnāṃ vināśāya ca duṣkṛtām |
dharmasaṃsthāpanārthāya saṃbhavāmi yuge yuge ||

Chapter 4 Verse 9
janma karma ca me divyam evaṃ yo vetti tattvataḥ |
tyaktvā dehaṃ punarjanma nāiti mām eti so ’rjuna ||

Chapter 4 Verse 10
vītarāgabhayakrodhā manmayā mām upāśritāḥ |
bahavo jñānatapasā pūtā madbhāvam āgatāḥ ||

Chapter 4 Verse 11
ye yathā māṃ prapadyante tāṃs tathāiva bhajāmyaham |
mama vartmānuvartante manuṣyāḥ pārtha sarvaśaḥ ||

Chapter 4 Verse 12
kāṅkṣantaḥ karmaṇāṃ siddhiṃ yajanta iha devatāḥ |
kṣipraṃ hi mānuṣe loke siddhir bhavati karmajā ||

Chapter 4 Verse 13
cāturvarṇyaṃ mayā sṛṣṭaṃ guṇakarmavibhāgaśaḥ |
tasya kartāram api māṃ viddhyakartāram avyayam ||

Chapter 4 Verse 14
na māṃ karmāṇi limpanti na me karmaphale spṛhā |
iti māṃ yo ’bhijānāti karmabhir na sa badhyate ||

Chapter 4 Verse 15
evaṃ jñātvā kṛtaṃ karma pūrvāir api mumukṣubhiḥ |
kuru karmāiva tasmāt tvaṃ pūrvaiḥ pūrvataraṃ kṛtam ||

Chapter 4 Verse 16
kiṃ karma kim akarmeti kavayo ’py atra mohitāḥ |
tat te karma pravakṣyāmi yaj jñātvā mokṣyase ’śubhāt ||

Chapter 4 Verse 17
karmaṇo hyapi boddhavyaṃ boddhavyaṃ ca vikarmaṇaḥ |
akarmaṇaśca boddhavyaṃ gahanā karmaṇo gatiḥ ||

Chapter 4 Verse 18
karmaṇyakarma yaḥ paśyed akarmaṇi ca karma yaḥ |
sa buddhimān manuṣyeṣu sa yuktaḥ kṛtsnakarmakṛt ||

Chapter 4 Verse 19
yasya sarve samārambhāḥ kāmasaṃkalpavarjitāḥ |
jñānāgnidagdhakarmāṇaṃ tam āhuḥ paṇḍitaṃ budhāḥ ||

Chapter 4 Verse 20
tyaktvā karmaphalāsaṅgaṃ nityatṛpto nirāśrayaḥ |
karmaṇy abhipravṛtto ’pi nāiva kiṃcit karoti saḥ ||

Chapter 4 Verse 21
nirāśīr yatacittātmā tyaktasarvaparigrahaḥ |
śārīraṃ kevalaṃ karma kurvan nāpnoti kilbiṣam ||

Chapter 4 Verse 22
yadṛcchālābhasaṃtuṣṭo dvandvātīto vimatsaraḥ |
samaḥ siddhāv asiddhau ca kṛtvā ’pi na nibadhyate ||

Chapter 4 Verse 23
gatasaṅgasya muktasya jñānāvasthitacetasaḥ |
yajñāyācarataḥ karma samagraṃ pravilīyate ||

Chapter 4 Verse 24
brahmārpaṇaṃ brahma havir brahmāgnāu brahmaṇā hutam |
brahmāiva tena gantavyaṃ brahmakarmasamādhinā ||

Chapter 4 Verse 25
dāivam evāpare yajñaṃ yoginaḥ paryupāsate |
brahmāgnāv apare yajñaṃ yajñenāivopajuvhati ||

Chapter 4 Verse 26
śrotrādīnīndriyāṇy anye saṃyamāgniṣu juhvati |
śabdādīn viṣayān anya indriyāgniṣu juhvati ||

Chapter 4 Verse 27
sarvāṇīndriyakarmāṇi prāṇakarmāṇi cāpare |
ātmasaṃyamayogāgnāu juvhati jñānadīpite ||

Chapter 4 Verse 28
dravyayajñās tapoyajñā yogayajñās tathāpare |
svādhyāyajñānayajñāśca yatayaḥ saṃśitavratāḥ ||

Chapter 4 Verse 29
apāne juhvati prāṇaṃ prāṇe ’pānaṃ tathāpare |
prāṇāpānagatī ruddhvā prāṇāyāmaparāyaṇāḥ ||

Chapter 4 Verse 30
apare niyatāhārāḥ prāṇān prāṇeṣu juhvati |
sarve ’pyete yajñavido yajñakṣapitakalmaṣāḥ ||

Chapter 4 Verse 31
yajñaśiṣṭāmṛtabhujo yānti brahma sanātanam |
nāyaṃ loko ’sty ayajñasya kuto ’nyaḥ kurusattama ||

Chapter 4 Verse 32
evaṃ bahuvidhā yajñā vitatā brahmaṇo mukhe |
karmajān viddhi tān sarvān evaṃ jñātvā vimokṣyase ||

Chapter 4 Verse 33
śreyān dravyamayād yajñāj jñānayajñaḥ paraṃtapa |
sarvaṃ karmākhilaṃ pārtha jñāne parisamāpyate ||

Chapter 4 Verse 34
tad viddhi praṇipātena paripraśnena sevayā |
upadekṣyanti te jñānaṃ jñāninas tattvadarśinaḥ ||

Chapter 4 Verse 35
yaj jñātvā na punar moham evaṃ yāsyasi pāṇḍava |
yena bhūtāny aśeṣeṇa drakṣyasy ātmany atho mayi ||

Chapter 4 Verse 36
api ced asi pāpebhyaḥ sarvebhyaḥ pāpakṛttamaḥ |
sarvaṃ jñānaplavenāiva vṛjinaṃ saṃtariṣyasi ||

Chapter 4 Verse 37
yathāidhāṃsi samiddho ’gnir bhasmasāt kurute ’rjuna |
jñānāgniḥ sarvakarmāṇi bhasmasāt kurute tathā ||

Chapter 4 Verse 38
na hi jñānena sadṛśaṃ pavitram iha vidyate |
tat svayaṃ yogasaṃsiddhaḥ kālenātmani vindati ||

Chapter 4 Verse 39
śraddhāvāṅl labhate jñānaṃ tatparaḥ saṃyatendriyaḥ |
jñānaṃ labdhvā parāṃ śāntim acireṇādhigacchati ||

Chapter 4 Verse 40
ajñaścāśraddadhānaśca saṃśayātmā vinaśyati |
nāyaṃ loko ’sti na paro na sukhaṃ saṃśayātmanaḥ ||

Chapter 4 Verse 41
yogasaṃnyastakarmāṇaṃ jñānasaṃchinnasaṃśayam |
ātmavantaṃ na karmāṇi nibadhnanti dhanaṃjaya ||

Chapter 4 Verse 42
tasmād ajñānasaṃbhūtaṃ hṛtsthaṃ jñānāsinā ’tmanaḥ |
chittvāinaṃ saṃśayaṃ yogam ātiṣṭhottiṣṭha bhārata ||

v2.1 June 2016

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