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Bhagavad Gita Chapter 6 Verse 39

भगवद् गीता अध्याय 6 श्लोक 39

एतन्मे संशयं कृष्ण छेत्तुमर्हस्यशेषतः।
त्वदन्यः संशयस्यास्य छेत्ता न ह्युपपद्यते।।6.39।।

English Translation - Swami Gambirananda

6.39 O Krsna, You should totally eradicate this doubt of mine. For, none other than Yourself can be the dispeller of this doubt!

English Translation - Swami Sivananda

6.39 This doubt of mine, O Krishna, do Thou dispel completely; because it is not possible for any but Thee to dispel this doubt.

English Translation - Dr. S. Sankaranarayan

6.39. Please dispel this doubt of mine completely. But for Yourself, O Krsna, no eradicator of this doubt is possible.

English Commentary - Swami Sivananda

6.39 एतत् this? मे my? संशयम् doubt? कृष्ण O Krishna? छेत्तुम् to dispel? अर्हसि oughtest? अशेषतः completely? त्वत् than Thou? अन्यः another? संशयस्य of doubt? अस्य of this? छेत्ता dispeller? न not? हि verily? उपपद्यते is fit.Commentary There can be no better teacher than Thee for Thou art the omniscient Lord. Thou alone canst dispel this doubt. A Rishi (seer)? a Deva (god)? or a Muni (sage) will not be able to destroy this doubt.

English Translation of Sanskrit Commentary By Sri Shankaracharya's

6.39 O krsna, arhasi, You should; asesatah, totally; chettum, eradicate, remove; etat, this; samsayam, doubt; me, of mine. Hi, for; na tvad anyah, none other than You, be he a sage or a god; upapadyate, can be; chetta, the despeller, the destroyer; asya, of this; samsayasya, doubt. Therefore you Yourself should dispel (the doubt). This is the meaning.

English Translation of Commentary - Dr. S. Sankaranarayan

6.37-39 Ayatah etc. upto na hyupapadyate. Even if his mind has moved away from the Yoga, he had reached, the faith in [his] mind is not lost. for, a person - even if he has achieved the Yoga - makes all [achievements] useless, if his faith is completely lost. That has been said :- Even after attaining the perfect knowledge, if it gets vitiated due to the caprices of mind, that very moment it perishes soon, just as a heap of cotton does due to fire. If a complete success in the Yoga has not been achieved, then having come out of this [material] world, and having not yet got himself absorbed in the Brahman, would he get lost ? Or, because he has not yet got established in the Brahman, does he permanently get destroyed as the other world (heaven) is [also] ruined for him ? This is the estion. On this [estion], the conclusion -

English Translation of Ramanuja's Sanskrit Commentary

6.37 - 6.39 Arjuna said What way does he go, who has embarked on Yoga endowed with faith, but who by inadeacy of exertion in practice, does not gain success in Yoga and has his mind wandering from Yoga? Does he not perish like a small piece of cloud torn from a large mass of cloud - perish without reaching another large mass of cloud? Now does he not fall away from both (sides)? He has no support and is confused on the path leading to the Brahman. He is without any support in the sense that Karma or rituals which constitutes the means of heaven etc., does not give support for a person who is devoid of attachment to fruits; for Karma is the means for generating its own fruits. He is also confused in the path leading to the Brahman on which he has just begun to traverse; He has lost his way. Does he then get lost by falling down from both sides, these being attainment of heaven on the one hand and liberation on the other. Does he not thus perish? You should remove this doubt altogether from my mind; for there is no other remover of this doubt than You, who always perceive directly all matters simultaneously.

Commentary - Chakravarthi Ji

Etat (etan) stands for etam (accusative case).

Rudra Vaishnava Sampradaya - Commentary

Now Lord Krishna is being beseeched by Arjuna to definitely dispel his doubts as other than the omniscient and omnipotent Supreme Lord there is no one else who can remove it.

Brahma Vaishnava Sampradaya - Commentary

There is no commentary for this verse.

Shri Vaishnava Sampradaya - Commentary

No matter how much one may ever so enthusiastically embark on the path of yoga or the science of the individual consciousness attaining communion with the ultimate consciousness; if one lacks the sufficient determination to maintain the persistent application of regulated discipline the mind will inevitably be distracted and deviate and one will fail to succeed in reaching perfection in yoga. What will be the fate of such a person? Will they perish like a divided cloud in the sky leaving the rest behind while failing to unite with the cloud in front of it in the distance? What is meant by double loss? The word apratistho means unfixed situation and the words vimudho brahmanah pathi means baffled due to ignorance of the Brahman or the spiritual substratum pervading all existence which is the first cognition on the way to achieving enlightenment. The first loss is failure to secure svarga loka or the heavenly planets for executing the appropriate actions. Prescribed Vedic activities performed with the goal of residing in svarga loka liberally reward ones efforts and allows one to enjoy heavenly delights for as long a time as ones merits warrant. But actions performed by persons without such intent do not enable a person to reside there hence one forfeits the opportunity for heavenly pleasures. The second loss is ignorance of the path of the Brahman which includes performing selfless actions without desire for reward while contemplating on the atma or soul. But the person who fails to pursue it consistently and steadfastly will deviate and stray away and will lose in both instances. So Arjuna wants Lord Krishna to alleviate his doubts.

Kumara Vaishnava Sampradaya - Commentary

No matter how much one may ever so enthusiastically embark on the path of yoga or the science of the individual consciousness attaining communion with the ultimate consciousness; if one lacks the sufficient determination to maintain the persistent application of regulated discipline the mind will inevitably be distracted and deviate and one will fail to succeed in reaching perfection in yoga. What will be the fate of such a person? Will they perish like a divided cloud in the sky leaving the rest behind while failing to unite with the cloud in front of it in the distance? What is meant by double loss? The word apratistho means unfixed situation and the words vimudho brahmanah pathi means baffled due to ignorance of the Brahman or the spiritual substratum pervading all existence which is the first cognition on the way to achieving enlightenment. The first loss is failure to secure svarga loka or the heavenly planets for executing the appropriate actions. Prescribed Vedic activities performed with the goal of residing in svarga loka liberally reward ones efforts and allows one to enjoy heavenly delights for as long a time as ones merits warrant. But actions performed by persons without such intent do not enable a person to reside there hence one forfeits the opportunity for heavenly pleasures. The second loss is ignorance of the path of the Brahman which includes performing selfless actions without desire for reward while contemplating on the atma or soul. But the person who fails to pursue it consistently and steadfastly will deviate and stray away and will lose in both instances. So Arjuna wants Lord Krishna to alleviate his doubts.

Transliteration Bhagavad Gita 6.39

Etanme samshayam krishna cchettumarhasyasheshatah; Twadanyah samshayasyaasya cchettaa na hyupapadyate.

Word Meanings Bhagavad Gita 6.39

etat—this; me—my; sanśhayam—doubt; kṛiṣhṇa—Krishna; chhettum—to dispel; arhasi—you can; aśheṣhataḥ—completely; tvat—than you; anyaḥ—other; sanśhayasya—of doubt; asya—this; chhettā—a dispeller; na—never; hi—certainly; upapadyate—is fit