Chapter VI Sloka 46
tpiSv_yae=ixkae yaegI }ain_yae=ip mtae=ixk>,
kimR_yíaixkae yaegI tSma*aegI -vajuRn.
jñ˜nibhyo'pi mato'dhika× |
tasm˜dyogŸ bhav˜rjuna ( 6|46)||
The Yogi is thought to be superior to the ascetics and even
superior to men of knowledge (obtained through the study of scriptures); he is
also superior to men of action; therefore be thou a Yogi, O Arjuna.
Tapasvi: One who observes the austerities of speech, mind and body prescribed in chapter XVII. 14, 15 and 16.
Jnani: One who has a knowledge of the scriptures (an indirect knowledge or theoretical knowledge of the Self).
Karmi: He who performs the Vedic rituals.
To all these the Yogi is superior, for he has the direct knowledge of the Self through intuition or direct cognition through Nirvikalpa Samadhi. (Cf. V. 2; XII. 12; XIII. 24)