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Bhagavad Gita Chapter 18 Verse 58

भगवद् गीता अध्याय 18 श्लोक 58

मच्चित्तः सर्वदुर्गाणि मत्प्रसादात्तरिष्यसि।
अथ चेत्त्वमहङ्कारान्न श्रोष्यसि विनङ्क्ष्यसि।।18.58।।

English Translation - Swami Gambirananda

18.58 Having your mind fixed on Me, you will cross over all difficulties through My grace. If, on the other hand, you do not listen out of egotism, you will get destroyed.

English Translation - Swami Sivananda

18.58 Fixing thy mind on Me, thou shalt by My grace overcome all obstacles; but if from egoism thou wilt not hear Me, thou shalt perish.

English Translation - Dr. S. Sankaranarayan

18.58. Having your thought-organ turned towards Me, you shall pass over all obstacles by Me Grace. On the other hand, if you dont give up your sense of ego, you will not liberated yourself, [instead] you will perish.

English Commentary - Swami Sivananda

18.58 मच्चित्तः fixing thy mind on Me? सर्वदुर्गाणि all obstacles? मत्प्रसादात् by My grace? तरिष्यसि (thou) shalt overcome? अथ now? चेत् if? त्वम् thou? अहङ्कारात् from egoism? न not? श्रोष्यसि (thou) wilt hear? विनङ्क्ष्यसि (thou) shalt perish.Commentary When thy mind? O Arjuna? through onepointed devoion is fixed on Me? thou shalt by My grace cross over all difficulties and obstacles. But shouldst thou not take My teaching to heart and through pride disregard it? thou shalt be ruined.Difficulties Obstacles? snares? pitfalls? temptations on the spiritual path and various sorts of other difficulties of Samsara? diseases? etc.Egosim The idea that thou art a learned man. Thou shouldst not think I am independent. I know everything. I am a wise man. Why should I take the advice of another

English Translation of Sanskrit Commentary By Sri Shankaracharya's

18.58 Maccittah, having your mind fixed on Me; tarisyasi, you will cross over; sarva-durgani, alldifficulties, all cuases of transmigration which are difficult to overcome; mat-prasadat, through My grace. Atha cet, if, on the other hand; tvam, you; na srosyasi, will not listen to, will not accept, My words; ahankarat, out of egotism, thinking I am learned; then vinanksyasi, you will get destroyed, will court ruin. And this should not be thought of by you-I am independent. Why should I follow anothers bidding?

English Translation of Commentary - Dr. S. Sankaranarayan

18.58 See Comment under 18.60

English Translation of Ramanuja's Sanskrit Commentary

18.58 Thus, focusing your thought on Me, if you can perform all acts, you will, by My grace, cross over all difficulties of Samsara. If, however, out of self-conceit, i.e., out of the feeling, I know well what is to be done and what is not to be done - out of such a feeling, if you do not heed My words, you shall perish. Except Myself, there is none who knows what ought and what ought not to be done by all living beings; there is also none other than Myself who is in the position of a law-giver to them.

Commentary - Chakravarthi Ji

Then what will happen? This verse describes the result: you will cross all obstacles.

Rudra Vaishnava Sampradaya - Commentary

Now hear what will follow from such efforts. By fixing the mind on the Supreme Lord Krishna, by His grace any and all difficulties will be resolved whatever they may be; for such an aspirant all worldly troubles are overcome even if they seem to be insurmountable. Yet it should be clearly understood that if someone chooses to disregard or ignore the eternal teachings of the Vedic scriptures and out of egoism and self- conceit fall prey to the delusion that acting contrary to the Vedic scriptures is better. Then the disastrous result would be that they would commit sinful activities and fail the purpose of their existence. Subsequently at the time of death they would be hurled to the hellish worlds to suffer and rot in samsara the perpetual cycle of birth and death.

Brahma Vaishnava Sampradaya - Commentary

There is no commentary for this verse.

Shri Vaishnava Sampradaya - Commentary

Offering ones mind and heart in total surrendered unto the Supreme Lord along with all actions all worldly obstacles and impediments shall be overcome by His grace. But if one acts contrary to these unequivocal instructions choosing to abide with erroneous ideas of knowing what is better then the Vedic scriptures and instead disregard the instructions that the Supreme Lord is giving. Then one will be assured of certain failure for verily there is no one superior to Lord Krishna amongst all the infinite myriad of created beings nor is there any other creator other then He.

Kumara Vaishnava Sampradaya - Commentary

Offering ones mind and heart in total surrendered unto the Supreme Lord along with all actions all worldly obstacles and impediments shall be overcome by His grace. But if one acts contrary to these unequivocal instructions choosing to abide with erroneous ideas of knowing what is better then the Vedic scriptures and instead disregard the instructions that the Supreme Lord is giving. Then one will be assured of certain failure for verily there is no one superior to Lord Krishna amongst all the infinite myriad of created beings nor is there any other creator other then He.

Transliteration Bhagavad Gita 18.58

Macchittah sarvadurgaani matprasaadaat tarishyasi; Atha chet twam ahankaaraan na shroshyasi vinangkshyasi.

Word Meanings Bhagavad Gita 18.58

mat-chittaḥ—by always remembering me; sarva—all; durgāṇi—obstacles; mat-prasādāt—by my grace; tariṣhyasi—you shall overcome; atha—but; chet—if; tvam—you; ahankārāt—due to pride; na śhroṣhyasi—do not listen; vinaṅkṣhyasi—you will perish