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Bhagavad Gita Chapter 11 Verse 48

भगवद् गीता अध्याय 11 श्लोक 48

न वेदयज्ञाध्ययनैर्न दानै
र्न च क्रियाभिर्न तपोभिरुग्रैः।
एवंरूपः शक्य अहं नृलोके
द्रष्टुं त्वदन्येन कुरुप्रवीर।।11.48।।

English Translation - Swami Gambirananda

11.48 Not by the study of the Vedas and sacrifices, not by gifts, not even by rituals, not by severe austerities can I, in this form, be perceived in the human world by anyone [By anyone who has not received My grace. other than you, O most valiant among the Kurus.

English Translation of Ramanuja's Sanskrit Commentary

11.48 In this form, which represents My real nature, I cannot be realised by such means as study of the Vedas, sacrifices etc., by anyone who is bereft of exclusive Bhakti towards Me or by any one other than yourself who has complete devotion towards Me.

Transliteration Bhagavad Gita 11.48

Na vedayajnaadhyayanairna daanairNa cha kriyaabhirna tapobhirugraih; Evam roopah shakya aham nrilokeDrashtum twadanyena karupraveera.

Word Meanings Bhagavad Gita 11.48

na—not; veda-yajña—by performance of sacrifice; adhyayanaiḥ—by study of the Vedas; na—nor; dānaiḥ—by charity; na—nor; cha—and; kriyābhiḥ—by rituals; na—not; tapobhiḥ—by austerities; ugraiḥ—severe; evam-rūpaḥ—in this form; śhakyaḥ—possible; aham—I; nṛi-loke—in the world of the mortals; draṣhṭum—to be seen; tvat—than you; anyena—by another; kuru-pravīra—the best of the Kuru warriors