सुदुस्तरामिमां मन्ये योगचर्यामनात्मन: ।
यथाञ्जसा पुमान् सिद्ध्येत् तन्मे ब्रूह्यञ्जसाच्युत ॥ १ ॥
su-dustarām imāṁ manye
yathāñjasā pumān siddhyet
tan me brūhy añjasācyuta
śrī-uddhavaḥ uvāca — Śrī Uddhava said; su-dustarām — very difficult to execute; imām — this; manye — I think; yoga-caryām — process of yoga; anātmanaḥ — for one who has not controlled his mind; yathā — how; añjasā — easily; pumān — a person; siddhyet — may accomplish it; tat — that; me — to me; brūhi — please tell; añjasā — in a simple manner; acyuta — O infallible Lord.
Śrī Uddhava said: My dear Lord Acyuta, I fear that the method of yoga described by You is very difficult for one who cannot control his mind. Therefore please explain to me in simple terms how someone can more easily execute it.