Chapter IV Sloka 12
ka'œ]Nt> kmR[a< isiÏ< yjNt #h devta>,
i]à< ih manu;e laeke isiÏ-Rvit kmRja.
siddhiÕ yajanta iha devat˜× |
kÿipraÕ hi m˜nuÿe loke
siddhirbhavati karmaj˜ ( 4|12)||
Those who long for success in action in this world sacrifice to the gods; because success is quickly attained by men through action.
It is very difficult to attain to the knowledge of the Self or
Self-realisation. It demands perfect renunciation.
The aspirant should possess the four means (see page 58) and many other virtues, and practise constant and intense meditation. But worldly success can be attained quickly and easily.
The Vedic injuctions based upon castes and order are meant for the men of this world only.