श्रीमद् भगवद्गीता

मूल श्लोकः

श्री भगवानुवाच

संन्यासः कर्मयोगश्च निःश्रेयसकरावुभौ।

तयोस्तु कर्मसंन्यासात्कर्मयोगो विशिष्यते।।5.2।।


English Translation of Abhinavgupta's Sanskrit Commentary By Dr. S. Sankaranarayan

5.2 Samnyasah etc. Renunciation and the Yoga of action-not only one, but two-are mentioned here. Happily joining together they yield salvation. (However), the superiority of the Yoga [over the renunciation] is due to the fact that but for the Yoga, renunciation does not exist.

English Translation of Ramanuja's Sanskrit Commentary By Swami Adidevananda

5.2 The Lord said Even while granting that some persons are competent for the practice of Jnana Yoga exclusively, it has to be conceded that renunciation, i.e., Jnana Yoga, and Karma Yoga can be practised as independent of each other in the pursuit of the highest excellence. Still, of these two, Karma Yoga excels over the renunciation of actions, i.e., Jnana Yoga. Sri Krsna explains why this is so.

English Translation By Swami Gambirananda

5.2 The Blessed Lord said Both renunciation of actions and Karma-yoga lead to Liberation. Between the two, Karma-yoga, however, excels over renunciation of actions.

English Translation Of Sri Shankaracharya's Sanskrit Commentary By Swami Gambirananda

5.2 Ubhau, both, to be sure; sannyasah, renunciation of actions; ca, and; karma-yogah, Karma-yoga-their performance-; nihsreyasa-karau, lead to Liberation. Though both lead to Liberation by virtue of being the cause of the rise of Knowledge, even then, tayoh, between the two which are the causes of Liberation; Karma-yoga, tu, however; visisyate, excels; karma-sannyasat, over mere renunciation of actions. Thus He extols Karma-yoga. [Karma-yoga is better than renunciation of actions that is not based on Knowledge.] Why? In answer the Lord says: