अर्जुन उवाच |
संन्यासं कर्मणां कृष्ण पुनर्योगं च शंससि |
यच्छ्रेय एतयोरेकं तन्मे ब्रूहि सुनिश्चितम् || 1||
sannyāsaṁ karmaṇāṁ kṛiṣhṇa punar yogaṁ cha śhansasi
yach chhreya etayor ekaṁ tan me brūhi su-niśhchitam
arjunaḥ uvācha—Arjun said; sanyāsam—renunciation; karmaṇām—of actions; kṛiṣhṇa—Shree Krishna; punaḥ—again; yogam—about karm yog; cha—also; śhansasi—You praise; yat—which; śhreyaḥ—more beneficial; etayoḥ—of the two; ekam—one; tat—that; me—unto me; brūhi—please tell; su-niśhchitam—conclusively
O Krishna! You praise renunciation of actions and again the yoga of action. Of these two which is s better? That one, tell me conclusively.
The Lord has taught two main doctrines, one of Karma and the other of Jnana through renunciation of actions.
These two paths are equally emphasised. Arjuna listened attentively to the teaching on both sides and felt a natural doubt about the superiority of either of the two. The Lord clears the doubt.