ye (those) tu (but) aksaram (which is beyond the perception of the senses) anirdesyam (indefinite) avyaktam (unmanifested) paryupasate (completely engages) sarvatra-gam (all-pervading) acintyam (inconceivable) ca (also) kuta-stham (in the center) acalam (immovable) dhruvam (fixed)
sanniyamya (controlling) indriya-gramam (all the senses) sarvatra (everywhere) sama-buddhayah (equally disposed) te (they) prapnuvanti (achieve) mam (unto Me) eva (certainly) sarva-bhuta-hite (all living entities welfare) ratah (engaged).
klesah (trouble) adhika-tarah (more troublesome) tesam (of them) avyakta (to unmanifested) asakta (being attached) cetasam (of those whose minds) avyakta (toward the unmanifested) hi (certainly) gatih duhkham (progress is troublesome) deha-vadbhih (of the embodiments) avapyate (achieve).
ye (one who) tu (but) sarvani (everything) karmani (activities) mayi (unto Me) sannyasya (giving up) mat-parah (being attached to Me) ananyena (without division) eva (certainly) yogena (by practice of such bhakti-yoga) mam (unto Me) dhyayantah (meditating) upasate (worship)
tesam (of them) aham (I) samuddharta (deliverer) mrtyu (death) samsara (material existence) sagarat (from the ocean) bhavami (become) na cirat (not a long time) partha (O son of Prtha) mayi (unto Me) avesita (fixed) cetasam (of those whose minds are like that).
mayi (unto Me) eva (certainly) manah (mind) adhatsva (fix) mayi (upon Me) buddhim (intelligence) nivesaya (apply) nivasisyasi (you live) mayi (unto Me) eva (certainly) atah urdhvam (thereafter) na (never) samsayah (doubt).
atha (if, therefore) cittam (mind) samadhatum (fixing) na (not) saknosi (able) mayi (upon Me) sthiram (fixed) abhyasa (practice) yogena (by devotional service) tatah (therefore) mam (Me) iccha (desire) aptum (to get) dhanam-jaya (O Arjuna).
abhyase (in practice of) api (even) asamarthah (unable) asi (you are) mat-karma (my work) paramah (supreme) bhava (you become) mat-artham (for my sake) api (even though) karmani (work) kurvan (performing) siddhim (perfection) avapsyasi (achieve).
atha (even though) etat (this) api (also) asaktah (unable) asi (you are) kartum (to perform) mat (unto Me) yogam (devotional service) asritah (refuge) sarva-karma (all activities) phala (result) tyagam (renunciation) tatah (therefore) kuru (do) yata-atma-van (self-situated).
sreyah (better) hi (certainly) jnanam (knowledge) abhyasat (by practice) jnanat (better than knowledge) dhyanam (meditation) visisyate (especially considered) dhyanat (from meditation) karma-phala-tyagah (renunciation of the results of fruitive action) tyagat (by such renunciation) santih (peace) anantaram (thereafter).