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अर्जुन उवाच

ज्यायसी चेत्कर्मणस्ते मता बुद्धिर्जनार्दन।

तत्किं कर्मणि घोरे मां नियोजयसि केशव।।3.1।।

Sanskrit Commentary By Sri Ramanuja

।।3.1।।अर्जुन उवाच यदि कर्मणः बुद्धिः एव ज्यायसी इति ते मता किमर्थं तर्हि घोरे कर्मणि मां नियोजयसि एतदुक्तं भवतिज्ञाननिष्ठा एव आत्मावलोकनसाधनम् कर्मनिष्ठा तु तस्याः निष्पादिका आत्मावलोकनसाधनभूता च ज्ञाननिष्ठा सकलेन्द्रियमनसां शब्दादिविषयव्यापारोपरतिनिष्पाद्या इत्यभिहिता। इन्द्रियव्यापारोपरतिनिष्पाद्यम् आत्मावलोकनं चेद् सिषाधयिषितम् सकलकर्मनिवृत्तिपूर्वकज्ञाननिष्ठायाम् एव अहं नियोजयितव्यः किमर्थं घोरे कर्मणि सर्वेन्द्रियव्यापाररूपे आत्मावलोकनविरोधिनि कर्मणि मां नियोजयसि इति।

English Translation of Ramanuja's Sanskrit Commentary By Swami Adidevananda

3.1 'Arjuna said If you consider that knowledge is superior to works, why do you engage me in this terrible deed?' What is said here is this: If the firm adherence to knowledge is the only means to the vision of the self, then how can one accept the idea that devotion to works (Karma) leads to it? It was said before that this firm devotion to knowledge, which forms the means for the vision of the self, could arise by the cessation of the activities of all the senses and the mind in relation to their respective objects such as sound. If the vision of the self is to be attained, which arises by the cessation of the activities of the senses, I should be guided to engage myself solely to acire firm devotion to knowledge, which is preceded by the abandoning of all works. For what purpose, then, do you engage me in this terrible deed, which consists in the activities of all the senses, and is thus an obstacle for the vision of the self?