Bhagavad Gita -Srila Prabhupada 714

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

Conclusion—The Perfection of Renunciation
Chapter 18: Verse- 34

yayä tu dharma-kämärthän dhrtyä dhärayate ’rjuna
prasangena phaläkänksi dhrtih sä pärtha räjasi[1]


But that determination by which one holds fast to fruitive results in religion, economic development and sense gratification is of the nature of passion, O Arjuna.


Any person who is always desirous of fruitive results in religious or economic activities, whose only desire is sense gratification, and whose mind, life and senses are thus engaged is in the mode of passion.



  1. yayä=by which; tu=but; dharma=religiosity; käma=sense gratification;
    arthän=and economic development; dhrtyä=by determination; dhärayate=one sustains; arjuna=O Arjuna; prasangena=because of
    attachment; phala-äkänksi=desiring fruitive results; dhrtih=determination; sä=that; pärtha=O son of Prtharäjasi=in the mode of passion.

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