Nothing is mine—by accepting this truth, a man becomes free from the sense of mine. I need nothing—by accepting this fact, a man becomes free from the interested motive. I have to do nothing for myself—by accepting it, a man becomes free from egoism.
om tatsaditi srtmodbhagavadgttasapanisatsu bramavidyaydam
yogasastre sr tkrsndrjanasaritvdde sdnkhyayogo nama dvifiyo'dhydyah
Thus with the words Om, Tat, Sat, the names of the Lord, in the Upanisad of the Bhagavadgith, the knowledge of Brahma, the Supreme, the scripture on yoga and the dialogue between Sri KrSna and ArJuna the second chapter, entitled 'Saukhyayoga', ends.
In the Discipline of Knowledge discrimination occupies an important place and Lord Krsna started His gospel with this discipline. So this chapter is designated:
Words, letters and Uvaca (said) in the Second Chapter
- In this chapter in 'Atha dvitiyo'dhyayab' there are three words, in 'Sanjaya Uvaca', 'Sribhagavdnuvaca' etc., there are fourteen words, in verses there are nine hundred and ftfty-seven words and there are thirteen concluding words. Thus the total number of the words, is nine hundred and eighty-seven.
- In this chapter in 'Atha dvitlyo'dhyayah' there are seven letters, in 'Sanjaya Uvaca', 'Snbhagavanuvaca' etc., there are forty-five letters, in verses, there are two thousand, four hundred and three letters and there are forty-five concluding letters. Thus the total number of the letters is two thousand and five hundred. In this chapter, out of the seventy-two verses the fifth, seventh, eighth, twentieth, twenty-second and seventieth—in each there are forty-four letters; in the sixth verse there are forty-six letters, in the twenty-ninth verse there are forty-five letters and in each of the remaining verses there are thirty-two letters.
- In this chapter 'Uvaca' (said) has been used seven times, 'Sanjaya Uvaca' twice, three times 'Sntbhagavanuvaca', 'Arjuna Uvaca' twice.
Metre Used in the Second Chapter
Out of the seventy-two verses of this chapter, the fifth, sixth, seventh, eighth, twentieth, twenty-second, twenty-ninth and seventieth—these eight verses are of 'Upajatt' metre. In the first quarter of the fifty-second and sixty-seven verses, 'na-gana' being used there is 'na-vipula' metre; in the first quarter of the twelfth, twenty-sixth and thirty-second verses and in the third quarter of the sixty-first and sixty-third verses, 'ra-gana' being used there is 'ra-vipula' metre; in the first quarter of the thirty-sixth and fifty-sixth verses 'bha-gang' being used there is 'bha-vipula' metre; in the first quarter of the seventy-first verse and in the third quarter of the thirty-first verse 'ma-gana' being used there is 'ma-vipula' metre; in the first quarter of the forty-sixth verse 'sa-gana being used there is, 'sa-vipule' metre; in the first and third quarters of the thirty-fifth verse 'na-gang' being used there is, 'jatipaksa-vipula' metre; in the forty-seventh verse in the first quarter 'bha-gang' and in the third quarter 'na-gang' being used there is, 'smitldrpa-vipula', metre. The remaining forty-nine verses, have of the right 'pathyavaktra' Anustup metre.