Chapter 2. Yoga of Wisdom: Verse 45

Sanskrit Verse


त्रैगुण्यविषया वेदा निस्त्रैगुण्यो भवार्जुन |
निर्द्वन्द्वो नित्यसत्वस्थो निर्योगक्षेम आत्मवान् ||

Transliteration


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

Glossary

TraiThree
GunaAttributes; attributes of nature
VishayaSubject; matter
VedaThe Vedas, the earliest Indian scriptures
Nistrai-gunyahBeyond the three attributes of nature; transcendental
BhavaBe
ArjunaArjuna
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