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Bhagavad Gita Chapter 12 Verse 10

भगवद् गीता अध्याय 12 श्लोक 10

अभ्यासेऽप्यसमर्थोऽसि मत्कर्मपरमो भव।
मदर्थमपि कर्माणि कुर्वन् सिद्धिमवाप्स्यसि।।12.10।।

English Translation - Swami Sivananda

12.10 If thou art unable to practise even this Abhyasa Yoga, be thou intent on doing actions for My sake; even by doing actions for My sake, thou shalt attain perfection.

English Translation of Sanskrit Commentary By Sri Shankaracharya's

12.10 If asamarthah asi, you are unable; api, even; abhyase, to practise; then, bhava, be; mat-karma-paramah, intent on works for Me-works (karma) meant for Me (mat) are mat-karma-i.e., you be such that works meant for Me become most important to you. In the absence of Practice, api, even; kurvan, by undertaking; karmani, works alone; madartham, for Me; avapsyasi, you will attain; siddhim, perfection-by gradually aciring purification of mind, concentration and Knowledge.

Transliteration Bhagavad Gita 12.10

Abhyaase’pyasamartho’si matkarmaparamo bhava; Madarthamapi karmaani kurvansiddhimavaapsyasi.

Word Meanings Bhagavad Gita 12.10

abhyāse—in practice; api—if; asamarthaḥ—unable; asi—you; mat-karma paramaḥ—devotedly work for Me; bhava—be; mat-artham—for My sake; api—also; karmāṇi—work; kurvan—performing; siddhim—perfection; avāpsyasi—you shall achieve