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Bhagavad Gita Chapter 2 Verse 46

भगवद् गीता अध्याय 2 श्लोक 46

यावानर्थ उदपाने सर्वतः संप्लुतोदके।
तावान्सर्वेषु वेदेषु ब्राह्मणस्य विजानतः।।2.46।।

English Translation - Swami Gambirananda

2.46 A Brahmana with realization has that much utility in all the Vedas as a man has in a well when there is a flood all around.

English Translation - Swami Sivananda

2.46 To the Brahmana who has known the Self, all the Vedas are of as much use as is a reservoir of water in a place where there is a flood.

English Translation - Dr. S. Sankaranarayan

2.46. What portion in a reservoir, flooded with water everywhere, is useful [for a man in thirst], that much portion [alone] in all the Vedas is useful for an intelligent student of the Vedas.

Transliteration Bhagavad Gita 2.46

Yaavaanartha udapaane sarvatah samplutodake; Taavaan sarveshu vedeshu braahmanasya vijaanatah.

Word Meanings Bhagavad Gita 2.46

yāvān—whatever; arthaḥ—purpose; uda-pāne—a well of water; sarvataḥ—in all respects; sampluta-udake—by a large lake; tāvān—that many; sarveṣhu—in all; vedeṣhu—Vedas; brāhmaṇasya—one who realizes the Absolute Truth; vijānataḥ—who is in complete knowledge