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


Anonymous said...

Thank you once again for continuing the Gita to us verse by verse.

Anonymous said...

greetings and good wishes! hope the Tamil New Year Manmadha varusham will bring in more posts on 'bamboo wisdom'. looking forward to read the explanations of Krishna's Gita message to Arjuna.
Thank you!

Anonymous said...

namaste!madam, hope you will continue to explain the Gita verse by verse here at bamboo wisdom blog. thank you.

Anonymous said...

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