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Bhagavad Gita Chapter 12 Verse 5

भगवद् गीता अध्याय 12 श्लोक 5

अव्यक्ता हि गतिर्दुःखं देहवद्भिरवाप्यते।।12.5।।

English Translation - Swami Sivananda

12.5 Greater is their trouble whose minds are set on the unmanifested; for the goal; the unmanifested, is very hard for the embodied to reach.

English Translation of Sanskrit Commentary By Sri Shankaracharya's

12.5 Tesam, for them; avyakta-asakta-cetasam, who have their minds attached to the Unmanifest; klesah,the struggle; is adhika-tarah, greater. Although the trouble is certainly great for those who are engaged in works etc. for Me, still owing to the need of giving up self-identification with the body, it is greater in the case of those who accept the Immutable as the Self and who kept in view the supreme Reality. Hi, for; avyakta gatih, the Goal which is the Unmanifest-(the goal) which stands in the form of the Immutable; that is avapyate, attained; duhkham, with difficulty; dehavadbhih, by the embodied ones, by those who identify themselves with the body. Hence the struggle is greater. We shall speak later of the conduct of those who meditate on the Unmanifest.

Transliteration Bhagavad Gita 12.5

Klesho’dhikatarasteshaam avyaktaasaktachetasaam; Avyaktaa hi gatirduhkham dehavadbhiravaapyate.

Word Meanings Bhagavad Gita 12.5

kleśhaḥ—tribulations; adhika-taraḥ—full of; teṣhām—of those; avyakta—to the unmanifest; āsakta—attached; chetasām—whose minds; avyaktā—the unmanifest; hi—indeed; gatiḥ—path; duḥkham—exceeding difficulty; deha-vadbhiḥ—for the embodied; avāpyate—is reached