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Bhagavad Gita Chapter 5 Verse 21

भगवद् गीता अध्याय 5 श्लोक 21

बाह्यस्पर्शेष्वसक्तात्मा विन्दत्यात्मनि यत्सुखम्।
स ब्रह्मयोगयुक्तात्मा सुखमक्षयमश्नुते।।5.21।।

English Translation - Dr. S. Sankaranarayan

5.21. The enjoyments that are born of contacts [with objects] are indeed nothing but sources of misery and have beginning and end. [Hence], an intelligent man does not get delighted in them, O son of Kunti !

English Translation of Commentary - Dr. S. Sankaranarayan

5.21 He, in whom there is no desire for the external touch viz., the object-he thinks says as follows the Bhagawat -

Transliteration Bhagavad Gita 5.21

Baahyasparsheshwasaktaatmaa vindatyaatmani yat sukham; Sa brahma yoga yuktaatmaa sukham akshayam ashnute.

Word Meanings Bhagavad Gita 5.21

bāhya-sparśheṣhu—external sense pleasure; asakta-ātmā—those who are unattached; vindati—find; ātmani—in the self; yat—which; sukham—bliss; saḥ—that person; brahma-yoga yukta-ātmā—those who are united with God through yog; sukham—happiness; akṣhayam—unlimited; aśhnute—experiences