Bhagavadgita -Radhakrishnan 123

The Bhagavadgita -S. Radhakrishnan

Karma Yoga or the Method of Work

43 evam buddheh param buddhvd samstahhya 'tmanam atmana jahi satrum mahabdho
kamarnarapam durdsadam
(43) Thus knowing him who is beyond the intelligence, steadying the (lower) self by the Self, smite, 0 Mighty-armed (Arjuna), the enemy in the form of desire, so hard to get at
kama: desire.[1] Control the restless ego by the light of the Eternal
Spiritual Self. He who knows becomes truly independent and asks guidance from no other power except his inner light.
This chapter expounds the necessity for the performance of work without any selfish attachment to results, with a view to securing the welfare of the world, with the realization that agency belongs to the modes of prakrti or to God himself. Such is the view of Yamunacarya.[2] karmayogo llama trtiyo 'dhyayah This is the third chapter entitled The Yoga of Works.


References and Context

  1. Cp. kamamaya evayam purusah.
  2. a asaktya lokaraksayai gunesvaropya kartrtayn sarvesvare vet nyasyohta trtiye karmakaryata.