Bhagavad Gita -Srila Prabhupada 704

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

Conclusion—The Perfection of Renunciation
Chapter 18: Verse- 24

yat tu kämepsunä karma sähankärena vä punah
kriyate bahuläyäsam tad räjasam udährtam[1]


But action performed with great effort by one seeking to gratify his desires, and enacted from a sense of false ego, is called action in the mode of passion.



  1. yat=that which; tu=but; käma-ipsunä=by one with desires for fruitive results; karma=work; sa-ahankärena=with ego; vä=or; punah=again; kriyate=is performed; bahula-äyäsam=with great labor; tat=that; räjasam=in the mode of passion; udährtam=is said to be.

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