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Chapter 3: Karma-yoga TEXT 6 karmendriyani samyamyaya aste manasa smaranindriyarthan vimudhatmamithyacarah sa ucyate TRANSLATION One who restrains the senses and organs of action, but whose mind dwells on sense objects, certainly deludes himself and is called a pretender. PURPORT There are many pretenders who refuse to work in Krsna consciousness but make a show of…

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Chapter 3: Karma-yoga TEXT 5 na hi kascit ksanam apijatu tisthaty akarma-krtkaryate hy avasah karmasarvah prakrti-jair gunaih TRANSLATION All men are forced to act helplessly according to the impulses born of the modes of material nature; therefore no one can refrain from doing something, not even for a moment. PURPORT It is not a question…

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Chapter 3: Karma-yoga TEXT 4 na karmanam anarambhannaiskarmyam puruso ‘snutena ca sannyasanad evasiddhim samadhigacchati TRANSLATION Not by merely abstaining from work can one achieve freedom from reaction, nor by renunciation alone can one attain perfection. PURPORT The renounced order of life can be accepted upon being purified by the discharge of the prescribed form of…

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Chapter 3: Karma-yoga TEXT 3 sri-bhagavan uvacaloke ‘smin dvi-vidha nisthapura prokta mayanaghajnana-yogena sankhyanamkarma-yogena yoginam TRANSLATION The Blessed Lord said: O sinless Arjuna, I have already explained that there are two classes of men who realize the Self. Some are inclined to understand Him by empirical, philosophical speculation, and others are inclined to know Him by…

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Chapter 3: Karma-yoga TEXT 1 arjuna uvacajyayasi cet karmanas temata buddhir janardanatat kim karmani ghore mamniyojayasi kesava TRANSLATION Arjuna said: O Janardana, O Kesava, why do You urge me to engage in this ghastly warfare, if You think that intelligence is better than fruitive work? PURPORT The Supreme Personality of Godhead Sri Krsna has very…

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Chapter 2: Contents of the Gita Summarized TEXT 72 esa brahmi sthitih parthanainam prapya vimuhyatisthitvasyam anta-kale ‘pibrahma-nirvanam rcchati TRANSLATION That is the way of the spiritual and godly life, after attaining which a man is not bewildered. Being so situated, even at the hour of death, one can enter into the kingdom of God. PURPORT…

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Chapter 2: Contents of the Gita Summarized TEXT 71 vihaya kaman yah sarvanpumams carati nihsprhahnirmamo nirahankarahsa santim adhigacchati TRANSLATION A person who has given up all desires for sense gratification, who lives free from desires, who has given up all sense of proprietorship and is devoid of false ego—he alone can attain real peace. PURPORT…

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Chapter 2: Contents of the Gita Summarized TEXT 70 apuryamanam acala-pratisthamsamudram apah pravisanti yadvattadvat kama yam pravisanti sarvesa santim apnoti na kama-kami TRANSLATION A person who is not disturbed by the incessant flow of desires—that enter like rivers into the ocean which is ever being filled but is always still—can alone achieve peace, and not…

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Chapter 2: Contents of the Gita Summarized TEXT 68 tasmad yasya maha-bahonigrhitani sarvasahindriyanindriyarthebhyastasya prajna pratisthita TRANSLATION Therefore, O mighty-armed, one whose senses are restrained from their objects is certainly of steady intelligence. PURPORT As enemies are curbed by superior force, similarly, the senses can be curbed not by any human endeavor, but only by keeping…

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Chapter 2: Contents of the Gita Summarized TEXT 66 nasti buddhir ayuktasyana cayuktasya bhavanana cabhavayatah santirasantasya kutah sukham TRANSLATION One who is not in transcendental consciousness can have neither a controlled mind nor steady intelligence, without which there is no possibility of peace. And how can there be any happiness without peace? PURPORT Unless one…

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Chapter 2: Contents of the Gita Summarized TEXT 64 raga-dvesa-vimuktais tuvisayan indriyais caranatma-vasyair vidheyatmaprasadam adhigacchati TRANSLATION One who can control his senses by practicing the regulated principles of freedom can obtain the complete mercy of the Lord and thus become free from all attachment and aversion. PURPORT It is already explained that one may externally…

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Chapter 2: Contents of the Gita Summarized TEXT 63 krodhad bhavati sammohahsammohat smrti-vibhramahsmrti-bhramsad buddhi-nasobuddhi-nasat pranasyati TRANSLATION From anger, delusion arises, and from delusion bewilderment of memory. When memory is bewildered, intelligence is lost, and when intelligence is lost, one falls down again into the material pool. PURPORT By development of Krsna consciousness one can know…

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Chapter 2: Contents of the Gita Summarized TEXT 62 dhyayato visayan pumsahsangas tesupajayatesangat sanjayate kamahkamat krodho ‘bhijayate TRANSLATION While contemplating the objects of the senses, a person develops attachment for them, and from such attachment lust develops, and from lust anger arises. PURPORT One who is not Krsna conscious is subjected to material desires while…

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Chapter 2: Contents of the Gita Summarized TEXT 61 tani sarvani samyamyayukta asita mat-parahvase hi yasyendriyanitasya prajna pratisthita TRANSLATION One who restrains his senses and fixes his consciousness upon Me is known as a man of steady intelligence. PURPORT That the highest conception of yoga perfection is Krsna consciousness is clearly explained in this verse. And, unless…

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Chapter 2: Contents of the Gita Summarized TEXT 60 yatato hy api kaunteyapurusasya vipascitahindriyani pramathiniharanti prasabham manah TRANSLATION The senses are so strong and impetuous, O Arjuna, that they forcibly carry away the mind even of a man of discrimination who is endeavoring to control them. PURPORT There are many learned sages, philosophers and transcendentalists…

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Chapter 2: Contents of the Gita Summarized TEXT 59 visaya vinivartanteniraharasya dehinahrasa-varjam raso ‘py asyaparam drstva nivartate TRANSLATION The embodied soul may be restricted from sense enjoyment, though the taste for sense objects remains. But, ceasing such engagements by experiencing a higher taste, he is fixed in consciousness. PURPORT Unless one is transcendentally situated, it…

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Chapter 2: Contents of the Gita Summarized TEXT 57 yah sarvatranabhisnehastat tat prapya subhasubhamnabhinandati na dvestitasya prajna pratisthita TRANSLATION He who is without attachment, who does not rejoice when he obtains good, nor lament when he obtains evil, is firmly fixed in perfect knowledge. PURPORT There is always some upheaval in the material world which…

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Chapter 2: Contents of the Gita Summarized TEXT 56 duhkhesv anudvigna-manahsukhesu vigata-sprhahvita-raga-bhaya-krodhahsthita-dhir munir ucyate TRANSLATION One who is not disturbed in spite of the threefold miseries, who is not elated when there is happiness, and who is free from attachment, fear and anger, is called a sage of steady mind. PURPORT The word muni means one who…

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Chapter 2: Contents of the Gita Summarized TEXT 55 sri-bhagavan uvacaprajahati yada kamansarvan partha mano-gatanatmany evatmana tustahsthita-prajnas tadocyate TRANSLATION The Blessed Lord said: O Partha, when a man gives up all varieties of sense desire which arise from mental concoction, and when his mind finds satisfaction in the self alone, then he is said to…

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Chapter 2: Contents of the Gita Summarized TEXT 53 sruti-vipratipanna teyada sthasyati niscalasamadhav acala buddhistada yogam avapsyasi TRANSLATION When your mind is no longer disturbed by the flowery language of the Vedas, and when it remains fixed in the trance of self-realization, then you will have attained the Divine consciousness. PURPORT To say that one…