Srimad Bhagavadgita Sadhaka Sanjivani -Swami Ramsukhdas
A man, should perform action and also know the art of their performance. He cannot perform actions properly and scrupulously, without either of the two. Therefore, in the third chapter, the Lord has laid special emphasis on the performance of actions, but has also said, that a striver should know what action is; in the fourth chapter He has laid special emphasis on the knowledge of the true nature of action, and also mentioned the necessity of performing action. In the fifth chapter, the Lord has described both the paths of Knowledge (Sankhyayoga) and of Action (Karmayoga), as means of God-realization, yet He has declared, that the path of Action is superior, to that of Knowledge. In this chapter, the Lord having systematically described the paths of Action and Knowledge, in answer to Arjuna's question has dealt with the path of meditation, in brief and of his own accord described the path of Devotion, in the last thereby expressing his aim that every striver should follow this path which is the best of all.
om tatsaditi srimadbhagavadgifasupanisatsu brahmavidyayam yogasastre srdkrsnarjunasomvdde karmarsannyasayego nama paacamo'dhydyah
Thus, with the words Om, Tat, Sat, the names of the Lord, in the Upanisad of the Bhagavadgita, the knowledge of Brahma, the Supreme, the scripture of Yoga and the dialogue between Sri Krsna and Arjuna, this is the fifth designated discourse: "The Yoga of Action and Knowledge."
This fifth chapter is designated, as 'Karmasannyasayoga (The Yoga of Action and Knowledge), because in it there is description, of both the paths of action and of knowledge.
Out of the twenty-nine verses, of this chapter in the first quarter of the thirteenth and twenty-ninth verses na-gana' being used there is 'na-vipula' metre; in the third quarter of the twenty-second verse 'ma-gana' being used there, is 'ma-vipula' metre. The remaining twenty-six verses, are possessed of the characteristics of right 'pathyavaktra' Anustup metre.
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