Shrimad Bhagavad Gita: Karma Sanyasa Yogam: Chapter 5: Verse 4

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In The Divine Consciousness Everything Is The Energy of God

साङ्ख्ययोगौ पृथग्बाला: प्रवदन्ति न पण्डिता: |
एकमप्यास्थित: सम्यगुभयोर्विन्दते फलम् || 5.4||

sānkhya-yogau pṛithag bālāḥ pravadanti na paṇḍitāḥ
ekamapyāsthitaḥ samyag ubhayor vindate phalam|| 5.4||

Shloka Translation
BG – Ch. 5- Ver. 4:

Only the ignorant distinguish between snkhya (action renunciation, or karm sanys) and karma yoga (devotional effort). Those who are truly wise claim that by following one of these pathways, we can achieve the outcomes of both.


While performing their everyday responsibilities, the karma yogis cultivate the feeling of yukt vairgya, or steadfast renunciation. They consider themselves as servants and God as the enjoyer, and as a result, they get fixated on accomplishing everything for His pleasure. As a result, their interior state resembles that of the karma sanyasis, who are fully immersed in divine consciousness. They may look to be worldly on the outside, but they are as sanyss on the inside.

The ultimate devotee is one who accepts the things of the senses without desiring for them or running away from them, in the holy understanding that everything is God’s energy to be used in His service.” As a result, the truly wise see no distinction between karma-yog and karma sanyasa. The results of both can be obtained by following one of them.

Shri Krishna urges us to grow in wisdom and to stop thinking of the route to self-realization as two separate pathways. If we establish ourselves in one stage, we will immediately achieve the same level of self-realization as those who pursue the other stage. To put it another way, we should stick to the one path for which we are qualified, and follow it properly.

Verse & what we can learn

There are no two different paths to self-realization; once we’ve established one, we’ll inevitably acquire the results of following the other.

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, Shri Krishna tells Arjuna about karma sanyasa and devotion.

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

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