Bhagavad Gītā Chapter Two Title

सांख्य योग:

sāṃkhya yogaḥ

The Yoga of Enumeration

sāṃkhya - enumeration; a numberyoga - the act of yoking, joining, attaching, harnessing; a yoke, team, vehicle, conveyance; employment, use, application, performance; a means, expedient, device, way, manner, method

Commentaries and Reflections

Commentary by TKV Desikachar:

“Then what is required is
the clarity that is stable in
the midst of provocation and
the ability to do ones duty
with complete dedication,
without insisting on results.”
– TKV Desikachar on Gītārtha Saṃgraha of Śrī Yāmunācārya Śloka Six
(Yāmunācārya commentary on Bhagavad Gītā Chapter Two)

“Our intelligence is limited,
because of our duality.”

Commentary by Paul Harvey:

“The Yoga of cause and effect.
Animate and inanimate.
Spirit and matter
– Paul Harvey Introduction to Bhagavad Gītā Chapter Two

“The journey with and through the Bhagavad Gītā
is one of a Vinyāsa Krama with three distinct stages.
Firstly, the Pūrva Aṅga aspect of our journey in the ascension
from confusion to clarity, as epitomised in the first hexad.
Here we start from being disturbingly yoked to Viṣāda
as in the first Chapter, and through a chapter by chapter
process, we deepen our self-inquiry into the nature of who.
In other words, this hexad is an exploration of our relationship
with what we perceive and identify with as if our perennial self.
Through chapters two to five, we learn how to approach and
refine the practice of Dhyāna as in Chapter six, through which
clarity arises in our efforts to cultivate a sense of an inner guide.”
– Paul Harvey on Gītārtha Saṃgraha of Śrī Yāmunācārya Śloka Two
(Yāmunācārya overview of the Bhagavad Gītā Chapters One to Six)