Bhagavad Gita -Srila Prabhupada 258

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

Karma-yoga—Action in krsna Consciousness
Chapter 5: Verse-29

bhoktäram yajna-tapasäm
suhrdam sarva-bhütänäm
jnätvä mäm säntim rcchati[1]


A person in full consciousness of Me, knowing Me to be the ultimate beneficiary of all sacrifices and austerities, the Supreme Lord of all planets and demigods, and the benefactor and well-wisher of all living entities, attains peace from the pangs of material miseries.


The conditioned souls within the clutches of illusory energy are all anxious to attain peace in the material world. But they do not know the formula for peace, which is explained in this part of the Bhagavad-gita. The greatest peace formula is simply this: Lord krsna is the beneficiary in all human activities. Men should offer everything to the transcendental service of the Lord because He is the proprietor of all planets and the demigods thereon. No one is greater than He. He is greater than the greatest of the demigods, Lord Siva and Lord Brahmä. In the Vedas[2] the Supreme Lord is described as tam isvaränäm paramam mahesvaram. Under the spell of illusion, living entities are trying to be lords of all they survey, but actually they are dominated by the material energy of the Lord. The Lord is the master of material nature, and the conditioned souls are under the stringent rules of material nature. Unless one understands these bare facts, it is not possible to achieve peace in the world either individually or collectively. This is the sense of krsna consciousness: Lord krsna is the supreme predominator, and all living entities, including the great demigods, are His subordinates. One can attain perfect peace only in complete krsna consciousness.



  1. bhoktäram=the beneficiary; yajna=of sacrifices; tapasäm=and penances and austerities; sarva-loka=of all planets and the demigods thereof; mahä-isvaram=the Supreme Lord; su-hrdam=the benefactor; sarva=of all; bhütänäm=the living entities; jnätvä=thus knowing; mäm=Me Lord Krsna säntim=relief from material pangs; rcchati=one achieves.
  2. Svetäsvatara Upanisad 6.7

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