Bhagavad Gītā Chapter Two verse 50

बुद्धियुक्तो जहातीह उभे सुकृतदुष्कृते ।
तस्माद्योगाय युज्यस्व योगः कर्मसु कौशलम् ।।

buddhi-yukto jahāti-iha ubhe sukṛta-duṣkṛte
tasmād yogāya yujyasva yogaḥ karmasu kauśalam ||

buddhi - the intellectual faculty; comprehension; intelligence, discernment, judgementyukta - connected; skilful; made use of; yoked or joined or fastened or attached or harnessed to; set to work, made use of, employed, occupied with, engaged in; skilful, clever, experienced in, familiar with; fit, suitable, appropriate, proper, right, establishedsukṛta - a good or righteous deed, meritorious act, virtue, moral merit; well done or made or formed or executedduṣkṛta - badly arranged or organized or appliedtasmāt - from that, on that account, thereforeyoga - the act of yoking, joining, attaching, harnessing; a yoke, team, vehicle, conveyance; employment, use, application, performance; a means, expedient, device, way, manner, methodkarman - act, action, performance; work, labour, activity; any religious act or rite; organ of sensekauśala - skilfulness, cleverness, experience

Commentaries and Reflections

Commentary by TKV Desikachar:

“The ability to do whatever we do in life
is linked to our state of mind.”

Commentary by Paul Harvey:

“The way to Yoga is experienced
through the art of living skilfully
within the defects of translation,
rather than aspiring romantically
after the effects of transcendence.”
– Paul Harvey on Bhagavad Gītā Chapter Two verse 50