न च तस्मान्मनुष्येषु कश्चिन्मे प्रियकृत्तमः |
भविता न च मे तस्मादन्यः प्रियतरो भुवि ||१८-६९||


na ca tasmānmanuṣyeṣu kaścinme priyakṛttamaḥ .
bhavitā na ca me tasmādanyaḥ priyataro bhuvi ||18-69||



18.69. And, excepting him there would be none among men who is the best performer of what is dear to Me; and other than him there shall be none else who is dearer to Me on earth.

Shri Purohit Swami

18.69 Nor is there among men any who can perform a service dearer to Me than this, or any man on earth more beloved by Me than he.

Sri Abhinav Gupta

18.69 See Comment under 18.72

Sri Ramanuja

18.69 There never exists nor has existed anyone other than such a person as described, who does greater service to Me than he. In the future too, there will not be another such. The first reference is to those who are not worthy to hear the Gita. It is meant to teach that explaining it to them is more displeasing to the Lord than not teaching to those who are worthy.

Sri Shankaracharya

18.69 Ca, and; tasmat, as compared with him, with the one who hands down the Scripture; na kascit, none else; manusyesu, among human beings; is priya-krt-tamah, the best accomplisher of what is dear; me, to Me, i.e., among the present human beings, surely none else other than him exists who is a better accomplisher of what I cherish. Moreover, na bhavita, nor will there be in future; anyah, anyone else, a second person; bhuvi, in he world, here; priyatarah, dearer; tasmat, than him. [It may be argued that, since for a seeker of Liberation meditation is the best means for It, therefore he will have no inclination to transmit scriptural teachings. To this the Lord’s answer is: One longing for Liberation has a duty to impart this scriptural teaching to one possessing the aforesaid alities.]

Swami Adidevananda

18.69 Not among men is there any one who does dearer service to Me than he. Nor shall there be another on earth dearer to Me than he.

Swami Gambirananda

18.69 And as compared with him, none else among human beings is the best accomplisher of what is dear to Me. Moreover, nor will there be anyone else in the world dearer to Me than he.

Swami Sivananda

18.69 Nor is there any among men who does dearer service to Me, nor shall there be another on earth dearer to Me than he.


Swami Sivananda

18.69 न not? च and? तस्मात् than he? मनुष्येषु among men? कश्चित् any? मे of Me? प्रियकृत्तमः one who does dearer service? भविता shall be? न not? च and? मे of Me? तस्मात् than he? अन्यः another? प्रियतरः dearer? भुवि on the earth.Commentary He who hands down this Gita to My devotees does immense service to Me. He is very dear to Me. There is none in the present generation who des dearer service to Me? nor shall there be in future also in this world.Bhuvi On earth in this world.