Bhagavad Gita -Srila Prabhupada 730

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

Conclusion—The Perfection of Renunciation
Chapter 18: Verse- 50

siddhim präpto yathä brahma tathäpnoti nibodha me
samäsenaiva kaunteya nisthä jnänasya yä parä[1]


O son of Kunti, learn from Me how one who has achieved this perfection can attain to the supreme perfectional stage, Brahman, the stage of highest knowledge, by acting in the way I shall now summarize.


The Lord describes for Arjuna how one can achieve the highest perfectional stage simply by being engaged in his occupational duty, performing that duty for the Supreme Personality of Godhead. One attains the supreme stage of Brahman simply by renouncing the result of his work for the satisfaction of the Supreme Lord. That is the process of self-realization. The actual perfection of knowledge is in attaining pure krsna consciousness; that is described in the following verses.



  1. siddhim=perfection; präptah=achieving; yathä=as; brahma=the Supreme;
    tathä=so; äpnoti=one achieves; nibodha=try to understand; me=from Me; samäsena=summarily; eva=certainly; kaunteya=O son of Kunti; nisthä=the stage; jnänasya=of knowledge; yä=which; parä=transcendental.

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