Bhagavad Gita -Srila Prabhupada 415

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

The Most Confidential Knowledge
Chapter 9: Verse-27

yat karosi yad asnäsi yaj juhosi dadäsi yat
yat tapasyasi kaunteya tat kurusva mad-arpanam [1]


Whatever you do, whatever you eat, whatever you offer or give away, and whatever austerities you perform—do that, O son of Kunti, as an offering to Me.


Thus, it is the duty of everyone to mold his life in such a way that he will not forget krsna in any circumstance. Everyone has to work for maintenance of his body and soul together, and krsna recommends herein that one should work for Him. Everyone has to eat something to live; therefore he should accept the remnants of foodstuffs offered to Krsna. Any civilized man has to perform some religious ritualistic ceremonies; therefore krsna recommends, “Do it for Me,” and this is called arcana. Everyone has a tendency to give something in charity;krsna says, “Give it to Me,” and this means that all surplus money accumulated should be utilized in furthering the krsna consciousness movement. Nowadays people are very much inclined to the meditational process, which is not practical in this age, but if anyone practices meditating on krsna twenty-four hours a day by chanting the Hare krsna mantra round his beads, he is surely the greatest meditator and the greatest yogI. as substantiated by the Sixth Chapter of Bhagavad-gita.



  1. yat=whatever; karosi=you do; yat=whatever; asnäsi=you eat;
    yat=whatever; juhosi=you offer; dadäsi=you give away; yat=whatever; yat=whatever; tapasyasi=austerities you perform; kaunteya=O son of Kunti; tat=that; kurusva=do; mat=unto Me; arpanam=as an offering.

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