Bhagavad Gita -Srila Prabhupada 89

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

Contents of the Gita Summarized
Chapter 2: Verse-41

vyavasäyätmikä buddhir
ekeha kuru-nandana
bahu-säkhä hy anantäs ca
buddhayo ’vyavasäyinäm[1]


Those who are on this path are resolute in purpose, and their aim is one. O beloved child of the Kurus, the intelligence of those who are irresolute is many-branched.


A strong faith that by krsna consciousness one will be elevated to the highest perfection of life is called vyavasäyätmikä intelligence. The Caitanya-caritämrta Madhya [2] states:

’sraddhä’-sabde——visväsa kahe sudrtha niscaya
krsne bhakti kaile sarva-karma krta haya

Faith means unflinching trust in something sublime. When one is engaged in the duties of krsna consciousness, he need not act in relationship to the material world with obligations to family traditions, humanity, or nationality. Fruitive activities are the engagements of one’s reactions from past good or bad deeds. When one is awake in krsna consciousness, he need no longer endeavor for good results in his activities. When one is situated in krsna consciousness, all activities are on the absolute plane, for they are no longer subject to dualities like good and bad. The highest perfection of krsna consciousness is renunciation of the material conception of life. This state is automatically achieved by progressive krsna consciousness.



  1. vyavasäya-ätmikä=resolute in krsna consciousness; buddhih=intelligence; ekä=only one; iha=in this world; kuru-nandana=O beloved child of the Kurus; bahu-säkhäh=having various branches; hi=indeed;
    anantäh=unlimited; ca=also; buddhayah=intelligence; avyavasäyinäm=of those who are not in krsna consciousness.
  2. 22.62

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