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अर्जुन उवाच

संन्यासं कर्मणां कृष्ण पुनर्योगं च शंससि।

यच्छ्रेय एतयोरेकं तन्मे ब्रूहि सुनिश्िचतम्।।5.1।।

Sanskrit Commentary By Sri Ramanuja

।।5.1।।अर्जुन उवाच कर्मणां सन्यासं ज्ञानयोगं पुनः कर्मयोगं च शंससि। एतद् उक्तं भवति द्वितीये अध्यायेमुमुक्षोः प्रथमं कर्मयोग एव कार्यः कर्मयोगेन मृदितान्तःकरणकषायस्य ज्ञानयोगेन आत्मदर्शनं कार्यम् इति प्रतिपाद्य पुनः तृतीयचतुर्थयोःज्ञानयोगाधिकारदशाम् आपन्नस्य अपि कर्मनिष्ठा एव ज्यायसी सा एव ज्ञाननिष्ठानिरपेक्षा आत्मप्राप्त्येकसाधनम् इति कर्मनिष्ठां प्रशंससि इति। तत्र एतयोः ज्ञानयोगकर्मयोगयोः आत्मप्राप्तिसाधनभावे यद् एकं सौकर्यात् शैघ्र्यात् च श्रेयः श्रेष्ठम् इति सुनिश्चितम् तत् मे ब्रूहि।

English Translation of Ramanuja's Sanskrit Commentary By Swami Adidevananda

5.1 Arjuna said 'You praise the renunciation of actions, i.e., Jnana Yoga at one time, and next Karma Yoga'. This is what is objected to: In the second chapter, you have said that Karma Yoga alone should be practised first by an aspirant for release; and that the vision of the self should be achieved by means of Jnana Yoga by one whose mind has its blemishes washed away by Karma Yoga. Again, in the third and fourth chapters, you have praised Karma Yoga or devotion to Karma as better than Jnana Yoga even for one who has attained the stage of Jnana Yoga, and that, as a means of attaining the self, it (Karma Yoga) is independent of Jnana Yoga. Therefore, of these two, Jnana Yoga and Karma Yoga - tell me precisely which by itself is superior, i.e., most excellent, being more easy to practise, and icker to confer the vision of the self.