8 – 9. Perform your ordained actions, for performance of action is better than renunciation of action. Even the maintenance of one's physical life cannot be accomplished without actions. Save action performed as and by way of sacrifice, the world is bound by action in all other cases. Therefore, O Arjuna, do perform the actions for that purpose freed from attachments.
Bhashya :- Perform actions as appropriate to your status and stage in life. The creatures are bound by actions, thus the bondage of actions is spoken in the scriptures with यज्ञार्थाद् - as and by way of sacrifice. Further saying the actions which create bondage for the people are called action bound. Clarifying that sacrifice being verily Sri Vishnu himself. Action performed as and by way of sacrifice do not create bondage qualifying further with the word मुक्तसड्ग which means free of attachments, which is the qualifying statement. 'One who craves for desires' says the scripture when it refers in earlier statement. Inappropriate and appropriate, perform actions without attachment, no sacrifice should be performed with intent for fruits - all these statements are spoken in Upanishads. Similar statements are also seen here as qualified statements.