Shrimad Bhagavad Gita As It Is -Shri Shrimad A.C Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada
Contents of the Gita Summarized
Chapter 2: Verse-40
In this endeavor there is no loss or diminution, and a little advancement on this path can protect one from the most dangerous type of fear.
Activity in krsna consciousness, or acting for the benefit of krsna without expectation of sense gratification, is the highest transcendental quality of work. Even a small beginning of such activity finds no impediment, nor can that small beginning be lost at any stage. Any work begun on the material plane has to be completed, otherwise the whole attempt becomes a failure. But any work begun in krsna consciousness has a permanent effect, even though not finished. The performer of such work is therefore not at a loss even if his work in krsna consciousness is incomplete. One percent done in krsna consciousness bears permanent results, so that the next beginning is from the point of two percent, whereas in material activity without a hundred percent success there is no profit.
- na=there is not; iha=in this yoga; abhikrama=in endeavoring; näsah=loss; asti=there is; pratyaväyah=diminution; na=never; vidyate=there is; su-alpam=a little; api=although; asya=of this; dharmasya=occupation; träyate=releases; mahatah=from very great; bhayät=danger.