Bhagavad Gita -Srila Prabhupada 703

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

Conclusion—The Perfection of Renunciation
Chapter 18: Verse- 23

niyatam sanga-rahitam aräga-dvesatah krtam
aphala-prepsunä karma yat tat sättvikam ucyate[1]


That action which is regulated and which is performed without attachment, without love or hatred, and without desire for fruitive results is said to be in the mode of goodness.


Regulated occupational duties, as prescribed in the scriptures in terms of the different orders and divisions of society, performed without attachment or proprietary rights and therefore without any love or hatred, and performed in Krsna consciousness for the satisfaction of the Supreme, without self-satisfaction or self-gratification, are called actions in the mode of goodness.



  1. niyatam=regulated; sanga-rahitam=without attachment;
    aräga-dvesatah=without love or hatred; krtam=done; aphala-prepsunä=by one without desire for fruitive result; karma=action; yat=which; tat=that; sättvikam=in the mode of goodness; ucyate=is called.

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