दानादिभि: किं वद तस्य कृत्यम् ।
असंयतं यस्य मनो विनश्यद्
दानादिभिश्चेदपरं किमेभि: ॥ ४६ ॥
dānādibhiḥ kiṁ vada tasya kṛtyam
asaṁyataṁ yasya mano vinaśyad
dānādibhiś ced aparaṁ kim ebhiḥ
samāhitam — perfectly fixed; yasya — whose; manaḥ — mind; praśāntam — pacified; dāna-ādibhiḥ — by charity and the other processes; kim — what; vada — please tell; tasya — of those processes; kṛtyam — use; asaṁyatam — uncontrolled; yasya — whose; manaḥ — mind; vinaśyat — dissolving; dāna-ādibhiḥ — by these processes of charity and so on; cet — if; aparam — further; kim — what use; ebhiḥ — of these.
If one’s mind is perfectly fixed and pacified, then tell me what need does one have to perform ritualistic charity and other pious rituals? And if one’s mind remains uncontrolled, lost in ignorance, then of what use are these engagements for him?