Bhagavad Gita -Srila Prabhupada 710

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

Conclusion—The Perfection of Renunciation
Chapter 18: Verse- 30

pravrttim ca nivrttim ca käryäkärye bhayäbhaye
bandham moksam ca yä vetti buddhih sä pärtha sättviki[1]


O son of Prthä, that understanding by which one knows what ought to be done and what ought not to be done, what is to be feared and what is not to be feared, what is binding and what is liberating, is in the mode of goodness.


Performing actions in terms of the directions of the scriptures is called pravrtti, or executing actions that deserve to be performed. And actions which are not so directed are not to be performed. One who does not know the scriptural directions becomes entangled in the actions and reactions of work. Understanding which discriminates by intelligence is situated in the mode of goodness.



  1. pravrttim=doing; ca=also; nivrttim=not doing; ca=and; kärya=what ought to be done; akärye=and what ought not to be done; bhaya=fear; abhaye=and fearlessness; bandham=bondage; moksam=liberation; ca=and; yä=that which; vetti=knows; buddhih=understanding; sä=that; pärtha=O son of Prthasättviki=in the mode of goodness.

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