Bhagavad Gita -Srila Prabhupada 739

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

Conclusion—The Perfection of Renunciation
Chapter 18: Verse- 60

svabhäva-jena kaunteya nibaddhah svena karmanä
kartum necchasi yan mohät karisyasy avaço ’pi tat[1]


Under illusion you are now declining to act according to My direction. But, compelled by the work born of your own nature, you will act all the same, O son of Kunti.


If one refuses to act under the direction of the Supreme Lord, then he is compelled to act by the modes in which he is situated. Everyone is under the spell of a particular combination of the modes of nature and is acting in that way. But anyone who voluntarily engages himself under the direction of the Supreme Lord becomes glorious.



  1. svabhäva-jena=born of your own nature; kaunteya=O son of Kunti;
    nibaddhah=conditioned; svena=by your own; karmanä=activities; kartum=to do; na=not; icchasi=you like; yat=that which; mohät=by illusion; karisyasi=you will do; avasah=involuntarily; api=even; tat—that.

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