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Bhagavad Gita Chapter 12 Verse 9

भगवद् गीता अध्याय 12 श्लोक 9

अथ चित्तं समाधातुं न शक्नोषि मयि स्थिरम्।
अभ्यासयोगेन ततो मामिच्छाप्तुं धनञ्जय।।12.9।।

English Translation - Dr. S. Sankaranarayan

12.9. In case you are not able to cause your mind to enter completley into Me, then, O Dhananjaya ! seek to attain Me by the practice-Yoga.

English Translation of Commentary - Dr. S. Sankaranarayan

12.9 Atha etc. to cause the mind [to enter into the Lord] is hard to achieve without the descent of the Lords Grace with greater force, and without the favour of the revered preceptors, pleased [by services etc.] for a considerable period of time. Hence, practice [is prescribed].

Transliteration Bhagavad Gita 12.9

Atha chittam samaadhaatum na shaknoshi mayi sthiram; Abhyaasayogena tato maamicchaaptum dhananjaya.

Word Meanings Bhagavad Gita 12.9

atha—if; chittam—mind; samādhātum—to fix; na śhaknoṣhi—(you) are unable; mayi—on Me; sthiram—steadily; abhyāsa-yogena—by uniting with God through repeated practice; tataḥ—then; mām—me; ichchhā—desire; āptum—to attain; dhanañjaya—Arjun, the conqueror of wealth