Chapter 2. Yoga of Wisdom: Verse 45

Sanskrit Verse

त्रैगुण्यविषया वेदा निस्त्रैगुण्यो भवार्जुन |
निर्द्वन्द्वो नित्यसत्वस्थो निर्योगक्षेम आत्मवान् ||


Trai-gunya-vishayaa vedaa nistrai-gunyo bhavaarjuna
nirdvandvo nitya-sattva-stho niryoga-kshema aatmavaan

English Translation

Rise above the three attributes of material nature. Freed from the pairs of opposites, without the thought of gaining and keeping, ever remaining calm, be established in the self.

Commentary & Explanation

Topics: Soul Happiness Triguna Duality


GunaAttributes; attributes of nature
VishayaSubject; matter
VedaThe Vedas, the earliest Indian scriptures
Nistrai-gunyahBeyond the three attributes of nature; transcendental
NirdvandvahWithout the dualities (pairs of opposites seen in nature)
DvandvaBetween the two
NityaAlways; eternally; always
SattvaQuality of Sattva(knowledge+goodness+happiness)
SthahFixed; established
Niryoga-kshemahWithout the thought of gain and preservation
AatmavaanEstablished in the self