Bhagavad Gita

Shrimad Bhagavad Gita: Karma Yogam: Chapter 4: Verse 42

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When One Gains knowledge, One Knows Exactly How to Manage With the World

तस्मादज्ञानसम्भूतं हृत्स्थं ज्ञानासिनात्मन: |
छित्त्वैनं संशयं योगमातिष्ठोत्तिष्ठ भारत || 4.42||

tasmād ajñāna-sambhūtaṁ hṛit-sthaṁ jñānāsinātmanaḥ
chhittvainaṁ sanśhayaṁ yogam ātiṣhṭhottiṣhṭha bhārata|| 4.42||

Shloka Translation
BG – Ch. 4- Ver. 42:

As a result, cut the doubts that have arisen in your heart with the sword of knowledge. Establish yourself in karma yoga, O scion of Bharat. Get up, stand up, and take action.


According to the Vedas, the physical brain is located in the head, but the subtle mind is located in the heart. Compassion, love, sympathy, and many other positive feelings come from the heart. When Shree Krishna speaks of doubts that have emerged in the intellect, he is referring to doubts that have arisen in the heart.

The Lord, in his capacity as Arjun’s Spiritual Master, has taught his disciple how to attain insightful wisdom through the practise of karma yoga. He now tells Arjuna to use both intelligence and faith to clear his mind of his doubts. Then, he gives the call of action and asks Arjun to rise up and do his duty in the spirit of karm yog.

Krishna speaks to Arjuna, the warrior. To combat your ignorance and negativity, you’ll need the bravery, courage, strength, and fearlessness of a soldier. Take a look inside. Shift the focus of your inquiry. Happiness is not something that can be bestowed by the world. It’s all a fake-out there. You can only find true happiness within yourself.

Concentrate on becoming one with your own Self. Karma, Bhakti, and Jnana yogas should all be practised. Begin to meditate as your desires fade and your mind becomes still. You’re now fascinated with worldly possessions. Ascend to the bliss of the Spirit from lower levels of the body, mind, and intellect.

Verse & what we can learn

To fight ignorance and negativity, one’ll need the bravery, courage, strength, and fearlessness of a soldier.

To acquire knowledge and to implement that knowledge in life one needs to be mentally and physically active and healthy and for that daily meditation is a great tool.

There are various types of meditation like Buddhist meditation, heartfulness meditation, mindfulness meditation, meditation for stress, and each meditation benefits are countless. There are also numerous meditation techniques for beginners which help in practicing daily meditation so go ahead and start your journey towards a peaceful and balanced life.

In the Next verse, Arjuna asks Shri Krishna which one is the best karma sanyasa or karma yoga.

Let’s learn to live with “The Gita” via Meditation Affinity…

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