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Bhagavad Gita Chapter 6 Verse 17

भगवद् गीता अध्याय 6 श्लोक 17

युक्ताहारविहारस्य युक्तचेष्टस्य कर्मसु।
युक्तस्वप्नावबोधस्य योगो भवति दुःखहा।।6.17।।

English Translation - Dr. S. Sankaranarayan

6.17. The Yoga becomes a misery-killer for him whose effort for food is appropriate, exertion in activities is proper, and sleep and waking are proportionate.

English Translation of Commentary - Dr. S. Sankaranarayan

6.16-17 Yogosti etc. Yuktahara etc. For foods : for sense-objects that are being brought [by sense-organs]. Effort : activity for enjoying [them]. Its appropriateness is neither to have unlimited indulgence, nor to have unlimited abstention. The same is in all cases. The rest [of the text] is clear. On the authority of the Sage [Vyasa], the form jagaratah etc. [may be viewed correct] as those in the Vedic literature. The same is in other similar instances also.

Transliteration Bhagavad Gita 6.17

Yuktaahaaravihaarasya yuktacheshtasya karmasu; Yuktaswapnaavabodhasya yogo bhavati duhkhahaa.

Word Meanings Bhagavad Gita 6.17

yukta—moderate; āhāra—eating; vihārasya—recreation; yukta cheṣhṭasya karmasu—balanced in work; yukta—regulated; svapna-avabodhasya—sleep and wakefulness; yogaḥ—Yog; bhavati—becomes; duḥkha-hā—the slayer of sorrows