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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।।

हिंदी अनुवाद - स्वामी रामसुख दास जी ( भगवद् गीता 2.49)

।।2.49।।बुद्धियोग(समता) की अपेक्षा सकामकर्म दूरसे (अत्यन्त) ही निकृष्ट है। अतः हे धनञ्जय तू बुद्धि (समता) का आश्रय ले क्योंकि फलके हेतु बननेवाले अत्यन्त दीन हैं।

English Translation of Sanskrit Commentary By Sri Shankaracharya's

2.49 Then again, O Dhananjaya, as against action performed with eanimity of mind for adoring God, karma, action undertaken by one longing for the results; is, hi, indeed; durena, ite, by far; avaram, inferior, very remote; buddhi-yogat, from the yoga of wisdom, from actions undertaken with eanimity of mind, because it (the former) is the cause of birth, death, etc. Since this is so, therefore, saranam anviccha, take resort to, seek shelter; buddhau, under wisdom, which relates to Yoga, or to the Conviction about Reality that arises from its (the formers) maturity and which is the cause of (achieving) fearlessness. The meaning is that you should resort to the knowledge of the supreme Goal, because those who under take inferior actions, phala-hetavah, who thirst for rewards, who are impelled by results; are krpanah, pitiable, according to the Sruti, He, O Gargi, who departs from this world without knowing this Immutable, is pitiable (Br. 3.8.10). [See note under 2.7.-Tr.]

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.

English Translation of Ramanuja's Sanskrit Commentary

2.49 All other kinds of action are far inferior to those done with evenness of mind, which consists in the renunciation of the main result and with eanimity towards success or failure in respect of the secondary results. Between the two kinds of actions, the one with eanimity and the other with attachment, the former associated with eanimity removes all the sufferings of Samsara and leads to release which is the highest object of human existence. The latter type of actions, which is pursued with an eye on results, leads one to Samsara whose character is endless suffering. Thus when an act is being done, take refuge in Buddhi (evenness of mind). Refuge means abode. Live in that Buddhi, is the meaning. Miserable are they who act with a motive for results: it means, Those who act with attachment to the results, etc., are miserable, as they will continue in Samsara.

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