By Swami Harshananda
Sometimes transliterated as: Yogaksema, YogakSema, Yogakshema
Vivid Meanings of Yogakṣema
As per Rgveda
As per Dharmaśāstras
In the dharmaśāstras the word has been interpreted as iṣṭā or sacrifices for yoga and purta or public works of charity for kṣema. Another meaning is comfortable living.
As per Smṛti
Some others have declared that it indicates the royal ministers and the royal priest since they bring about the welfare of the nation.
As per Bhagavadgītā
However, in the well-known verse of the Bhagavadgītā all the commentators agree that yoga means getting what one wants, and kṣema, protecting it.
As per Philosophical Interpretations
The philosophical interpretation can be attaining God is yoga. Mokṣa or freedom from transmigration is kṣema.
- Ṛgveda 10.166.5
- Wealth means yoga.
- It means kṣema.
- Gautama Dharmasutras 9.63
- Mitākṣarā, commentary on Yājñavalkya Smṛti 2.119
- Bhagavadgītā 9.22
- The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore