श्रद्धावाननसूयश्च शृणुयादपि यो नर: |
सोऽपि मुक्त: शुभाँल्लोकान्प्राप्नुयात्पुण्यकर्मणाम् ||
śhraddhāvān anasūyaśh cha śhṛiṇuyād api yo naraḥ
so ‘pi muktaḥ śhubhāl lokān prāpnuyāt puṇya-karmaṇām
जो मनुष्य श्रद्धायुक्त और दोषदृष्टि से रहित होकर इस गीताशास्त्र का श्रवण भी करेगा, वह भी पापों से मुक्त होकर उत्तम कर्म करने वालों के श्रेष्ठ लोकों को प्राप्त होगा॥71॥
Even those who only listen to this knowledge with faith and without envy will be liberated from sins and attain the auspicious abodes where the pious dwell.
English Translation Of Sri Shankaracharya’s Sanskrit Commentary By Swami Gambirananda
18.71 Yah narah, any man who; being sraddhavan, reverential; and anasuyah, free from cavilling; srnuyat api, might even hear this text-the word even suggests that one who knows the meaning (of the Scripture) hardly needs to be mentioned-; sah api, he too; becoming muktah, free from sin; prapnuyat, shall attain; subhan, the blessed, auspicious; lokan, worlds; punya-karmanam, of those who perform virtuous deeds, of those who perform rites like Agnihotra etc.
In order to ascertaini whether or not the disciple has comprehended the meaning of the Scripture, the Lord asks (the following estion), the intention of the estioner beings, ‘If it is known that it has not been comprehended, I shall again make him grasp it through other means.’ Hery is shown the duty of the teacher that a student should be made to achieve his goal by taking the help of a different method.