Sunday, December 29, 2013

Srimad Bhagavad Gita – III 3-4

Different types of people

 Sri Bhagavan Uvacha
Lokesmin Dwividha Nishta Pura Proktha Mayanagha|
Jnana yogena Sankhyanam Karma Yogena Yoginam||

Nakarmanam Anarambhath Naishkarmyam Purushoshnute|
Na cha Sanyasanad Eva  Siddhim Samadhigacchati||

O Arjuna who knows no sins! I have said even earlier that there are two types of people in this world. One is Jnana Yogins called Sankhyas who follow the path of knowledge of knowing reality and the other is that of the Yogis who follow the path of performing actions.

By simply not doing any action at all, one cannot hope to get Naishkarmya Siddhi or an actionless liberating state of existence.  Also, just by outwardly taking up the garbs of a renunciate also one does not get closer to this achievement of liberated existence without any actions. SS

Srimad Bhagavad Gita – III – 1 and 2

Work and giving up its results

Arjuna Uvacha

Jyayasi Cheth Karmanaste Mata Buddhir Janardhana|
Tatkim Karmani Ghore Mam Niyojayasi Keshava|| 
Vyamishreneva Vakyena Buddhim Mohayaseeva Me|
Tadekam Vada Nischithya Yena Shreyohamapnuyam||

Arjuna, after hearing Sri Krishna talk about the importance of right knowledge over action, says, “When you say knowledge is more important than action, then why do you push me into such gory action, O Keshava?
With a friendly nudge Arjuna criticises Krishna of confusing and deluding his intellect with conflicting statements and ideas, “So please tell me one thing clearly by which I may attain the best welfare in life, “ he pleads. – SS