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Bhagavad Gita Chapter 14 Verse 25

भगवद् गीता अध्याय 14 श्लोक 25

मानापमानयोस्तुल्यस्तुल्यो मित्रारिपक्षयोः।
सर्वारम्भपरित्यागी गुणातीतः स उच्यते।।14.25।।

English Translation - Swami Gambirananda

14.25 He who is the same under honour and dishonour, who is eally disposed both towards the side of the friend and of the foe, who has renounced all enterprise,-he is said to have gone beyond the alities.

English Translation of Ramanuja's Sanskrit Commentary

14.24 - 14.25 He who is alike in pleasure and pain, namely, whose mind is eal in pleasure and pain; who dwells in his self, namely, who dwells in his self because his love for the self keeps his mind in eanimity in pleasure and pain arising from the birth, death etc., of his sons and other relatives and friends, and who, because of this, looks upon a clod, a stone and a piece of gold as of eal value, who conseently remains the same towards things dear or hateful, i.e., who treats alike the worldly objects desired and undesired; who is intelligent, namely, proficient in discrimination between the Prakrti and the self; who, therefore, regards blame and praise as alike, namely, who treats with eality praise and blame looking upon good and evil alities as born of identification with bodies such as those of men etc., and as such unconnected with his real self; who is the same in honour and dishonour because these are feelings based on the misconception that the body is the self, and as a conseence of such discrimination between the body and the self, looks alike on friend and foe, because he understands that ther is no connection between them and himself; and who has thus abandoned all entrprises in which embodied beings are involved - he who is like this, is said to have risen above the Gunas. Now Sri Krsna states the main method (technie) for transcending such Gunas:

Transliteration Bhagavad Gita 14.25

Maanaapamaanayostulyas tulyo mitraaripakshayoh; Sarvaarambhaparityaagee gunaateetah sa uchyate.

Word Meanings Bhagavad Gita 14.25

sama—alike; duḥkha—distress; sukhaḥ—happiness; sva-sthaḥ—established in the self; sama—equally; loṣhṭa—a clod; aśhma—stone; kāñchanaḥ—gold; tulya—of equal value; priya—pleasant; apriyaḥ—unpleasant; dhīraḥ—steady; tulya—the same; nindā—blame; ātma-sanstutiḥ—praise; māna—honor; apamānayoḥ—dishonor; tulyaḥ—equal; tulyaḥ—equal; mitra—friend; ari—foe; pakṣhayoḥ—to the parties; sarva—all; ārambha—enterprises; parityāgī—renouncer; guṇa-atītaḥ—risen above the three modes of material nature; saḥ—they; uchyate—are said to have