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Bhagavad Gita Chapter 8 Verse 28

भगवद् गीता अध्याय 8 श्लोक 28

वेदेषु यज्ञेषु तपःसु चैव
दानेषु यत्पुण्यफलं प्रदिष्टम्।
अत्येति तत्सर्वमिदं विदित्वा
योगी परं स्थानमुपैति चाद्यम्।।8.28।।

English Translation - Swami Sivananda

8.28 Whatever fruit of merit is declared (in the scriptures) to accrue from (the study of) the Vedas, (the performance of) sacrifices, (the practice of) austerities, and gifts beyond all this goes the Yogi, having known this; and he attains to the Supreme Primeval (first or ancient) Abode.

English Commentary - Swami Sivananda

8.28 वेदेषु in the Vedas? यज्ञेषु in sacrifices? तपःसु in austerities? च and? एव also? दानेषु in gifts? यत् whatever? पुण्यफलम् fruit of merit? प्रदिष्टम् is declared? अत्येति goes beyond? तत् that? सर्वम् all? इदम् this? विदित्वा having known? योगी the Yogi? परम् Supreme? स्थानम् abode? उपैति attains? च and? आद्यम् primeval (first? ancient).Commentary The glory of Yoga is described in this verse. Whatever meritorious effect is declared in the scriptures to accrue from the proper study of the Vedas? from the performance of sacrifices properly? from the practice of austerities -- above all these rises the Yogi who rightly understands and follows the teaching imparted by Lord Krishna in His answers to the seven estions put by Arjuna? and who meditates on Brahman. He attains to the Supreme Abode of Brahman Which existed even in the beginning (primeval)? and is the first or ancient.Idam Viditva Having known this. Having known properly the answers given by the Lord to the seven estions put by Arjuna at the beginning of this chapter.(This chapter is known by the name Abhyasa Yoga also.)Thus in the Upanishads of the glorious Bhagavad Gita? the science of the Eternal? the scripture of Yoga? the dialogue between Sri Krishna and Arjuna? ends the eighth discourse entitledThe Yoga of the Imperishable Brahman. ,

Transliteration Bhagavad Gita 8.28

Vedeshu yajneshu tapahsu chaivaDaaneshu yat punyaphalam pradishtam:Atyeti tatsarvam idam viditwaaYogee param sthaanamupaiti chaadyam.

Word Meanings Bhagavad Gita 8.28

vedeṣhu—in the study of the Vedas; yajñeṣhu—in performance of sacrifices; tapaḥsu—in austerities; cha—and; eva—certainly; dāneṣhu—in giving charities; yat—which; puṇya-phalam—fruit of merit; pradiṣhṭam—is gained; atyeti—surpasses; tat sarvam—all; idam—this; viditvā—having known; yogī—a yogi; param—Supreme; sthānam—Abode; upaiti—achieves; cha—and; ādyam—original