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Bhagavad Gita Chapter 2 Verse 49

भगवद् गीता अध्याय 2 श्लोक 49

दूरेण ह्यवरं कर्म बुद्धियोगाद्धनञ्जय।
बुद्धौ शरणमन्विच्छ कृपणाः फलहेतवः।।2.49।।

English Translation - Dr. S. Sankaranarayan

2.49. O Dhananjaya ! The inferior action stays away at a distance due to Yoga of (ones contact with) determining faculty; in the determining faculty you must seek refuge; wretched are those who constitute the causes for the fruits of action.

English Translation of Commentary - Dr. S. Sankaranarayan

2.49 Durena etc. Due to the contact (one has) with determining faculty [ones] inferior action i.e., the action that bears bad fruits and is empty, remains far away [from him]. Therefore seek i.e., pray for a refuge in the determining faculty of that nature, on account of which that determining faculty is gained.

Transliteration Bhagavad Gita 2.49

Doorena hyavaram karma buddhiyogaad dhananjaya; Buddhau sharanamanwiccha kripanaah phalahetavah.

Word Meanings Bhagavad Gita 2.49

dūreṇa—(discrad) from far away; hi—certainly; avaram—inferior; karma—reward-seeking actions; buddhi-yogāt—with the intellect established in Divine knowledge; dhanañjaya—Arjun; buddhau—divine knowledge and insight; śharaṇam—refuge; anvichchha—seek; kṛipaṇāḥ—miserly; phala-hetavaḥ—those seeking fruits of their work