Chapter 2. Yoga of Wisdom: Verse 48

Sanskrit Verse


योगस्थ: कुरु कर्माणि सङ्गं त्यक्त्वा धनञ्जय |
सिद्ध्यसिद्ध्यो: समो भूत्वा समत्वं योग उच्यते ||

Transliteration


Yoga-sthah kuru karmaani sangam tyaktvaa dhananjaya
siddhy-asiddhyoh samo bhootvaa samatvam yoga uchyate

English Translation


Remaining steadfast in Yoga, perform actions forsaking the attachment, treat success and failure the same way, O Dhananjaya (Arjuna). Such even mindedness is called Yoga.

Commentary & Explanation


Topics: Equanimity Success Failure Yoga Attachment

Glossary

YogaUnion; path towards the union of self and supreme
SthahEstablished; steadfast
KuruPerform
KarmaaniYour duties
SangamAttachment; company
TyaktvaaForsaken; having abandoned
DhananjayaWinner of wealths(Arjuna)
SiddhiSuccess
AsiddhiFailure
SamahThe same; indifferent
BhootvaaHaving become; becoming
SamatvamEven mindedness; equanimity
YogahYoga; Union
UchyateIs called