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Companion to the Study of Hinduism - Part III
and Practice of Hindu Dharma
Level - 2
Krishna's discourse to Sri Arjuna,
the message of the Vedas -
The Essence of the Upanishads
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Yoga is work without attachment
the' maa phalesuu kadaachana |
karma-phala-hethur bhoor maa the' sango'sthv-akarmani ||
-- Thou hast a right to action or work alone, and never
to its fruits;
not the fruit of work be thy motive, let not thy attachment to inaction.
kuru karmaani sangam thyakthvaa dhananjaya |
samo bhootvaa samathvam yoga uchyate' ||
II -48 --
Do thy work being steadfast in devotion and abandoning attachment,
Arjuna ! and being equal in success and failure. This evenness of mind is called
hy avaram karma buddh'i-yogaadh dh'ananjaya |
saranam annnviccha kr.panaah phala -hethavah: ||
-- O' Arjuna mere action performed with attachment is
inferior to action
with mind poised in evenness. Seek shelter in this state of unperturbed
in a desireless mind. Those who work for selfish gains are indeed pitiable.
jahaatheeha ubhe' sukr.tha-dushkr.the' |
yogaaya yujyasva yogah: karmasu kausalam ||
-- He who is yoked to his intelligence, abandons
this world both good and evil (action). Therefore apply thyself
(acquiring) devotion; devotion is skill in works.
buddhi-yukthaa hi phalam thyakthvaa maneesinah: |
padam gacchanthy anaamayam ||
-- For the wise, whose mind is united to intelligence,
the fruit born of works, become free from the
of birth, and attain to the seat where there is no disease.
the moha-kalilam buddhir vyathitarisyathi |
ganthaasi nirve'dham srothavyasya sruthasya cha ||
-- When thy intelligence shall cross over the
of delusion, then shalt thou have indifference to
has been revealed, and to what is yet to be revealed.
pannaa the' yadhaa sthaasyathi nischlaa |
achalaa buddhis thadhaa yogam avaapsyasi ||
II -53 --
When thy intelligence, perplexed by Vedic texts, shall remain
and fixed in meditation, then shalt thou attain to Yoga.
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