Link:—In the preceding verse, Lord Krsna said, that Yoga is hard to attain for one whose mind is not completely subdued and who does not strive ceaselessly. So Arjuna, in the next two verses, puts question, about the fate of such an imperfect Yogi.
ayatih 'sraddhayopeto yogaecalitamanasah
aprapya yogasamsiddhim kam gatim krsna gacchati
O Krsna, he who, though of faith, is lax in his striving and whose mind deviates from Yoga, having failed to attain perfection in it, what end does he meet? 37
Ayatih 'sraddhayopeto yogaccalitamanasah:—One is imbued with the faith, that Yoga leads to perfection. So he performs adoration and meditation, with devotion and faith. But he does not strive ceaselessly, because he has not subdued his passions and controlled his mind. He, thinking of the sensual pleasures due to attachment for them, has not been able to attain, the goal of Yoga. 'What happens to such a striver, at the time of death?
Aprapya yogasaritsiddhim kith gatim krsna gacchati:—What fate will the striver meet, whose mind has deviated from Yoga, and who has not realized God?
It means, that he did not incur sin, so he cannot go to hell. He cannot go to heaven either, because he has no desire for heaven. He cannot be reborn, because he performed worship and meditation, with interest and faith. But at the time of death other thought comes to his mind, and so he cannot think of God. What will happen to him?
By addressing the Lord as Krsna, Arjuna means to say, that He who attracts all creatures is the controller of their destiny. Therefore, he asks Him in which direction, he will attract him and what fate he will meet with.