Bhagavad Gita -Srila Prabhupada 145

Shrimad Bhagavad Gita As It Is -Shri Shrimad A.C Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

Chapter 3: Verse-18

naiva tasya krtenärtho
näkrteneha kascana
na cäsya sarva-bhüteSu
kascid artha-vyapäsrayah[1]


A self-realized man has no purpose to fulfill in the discharge of his prescribed duties, nor has he any reason not to perform such work. Nor has he any need to depend on any other living being.


A self-realized man is no longer obliged to perform any prescribed duty, save and except activities in krsna consciousness.krsna consciousness is not inactivity either, as will be explained in the following verses. A krsna conscious man does not take shelter of any person—man or demigod. Whatever he does in krsna consciousness is sufficient in the discharge of his obligation.



  1. na=never; eva=certainly; tasya=his; krtena=by discharge of duty; arthah=purpose; na=nor; akrtena=without discharge of duty; iha=in this world; kascana=whatever; na=never; ca=and; asya=of him; sarva-bhütesu=among all living beings; kascit=any; artha=purpose; vyapäçrayah=taking shelter of.

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