Bhagavad Gita -Srila Prabhupada 684

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

Conclusion—The Perfection of Renunciation
Chapter 18: Verse- 4

niscayam srnume tatra tyäge bharata-sattama
tyägo hi purusa-vyäghra tri-vidhah samprakirtitah[1]


O best of the Bhäratas, now hear My judgment about renunciation. O tiger among men, renunciation is declared in the scriptures to be of three kinds.


Although there are differences of opinion about renunciation, here the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Krsna, gives His judgment, which should be taken as final. After all, the Vedas are different laws given by the Lord. Here the Lord is personally present, and His word should be taken as final. The Lord says that the process of renunciation should be considered in terms of the modes of material nature in which they are performed.



  1. niscayam=certainty; srnu=hear; me=from Me; tatra=therein; tyäge=in the matter of renunciation; bharata-sat-tama=O best of the Bhäratas; tyägah=renunciation; hi=certainly; purusa-vyäghra=O tiger among human
    beings; tri-vidhah=of three kinds; samprakirtitah=is declared.

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