Bhagavad Gita Chapter 4, Shlok 40

Bhagavad Gita Chapter 4, Shlok 40

ajñaśh chāśhraddadhānaśh cha sanśhayātmā vinaśhyati
nāyaṁ loko ’sti na paro na sukhaṁ sanśhayātmanaḥ

But persons who possess neither faith nor knowledge, and who are of a doubting nature, suffer a downfall. For the skeptical souls, there is no happiness either in this world or the next.

Word by Word Meaning:

ajñaḥ - the ignorant
cha - and
aśhraddadhānaḥ - without faith
cha - and
sanśhaya - skeptical
ātmā - a person
vinaśhyati - falls down
na - never
ayam - in this
lokaḥ - world
asti - is
na - not
paraḥ - in the next
sukham - happiness
sanśhaya-ātmanaḥ - for the skeptical soul


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