Bhagavad Gita

Shrimad Bhagavad Gita: Karma Sanyasa Yogam: Chapter 5: Verse 3

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Desire is the Cause of Bondage Sanyasi Does Not Have Any Desires So He is Free From Bondage

ज्ञेय: स नित्यसंन्यासी यो न द्वेष्टि न काङ् क्षति |
निर्द्वन्द्वो हि महाबाहो सुखं बन्धात्प्रमुच्यते || 5.3||

jñeyaḥ sa nitya-sannyāsī yo na dveṣhṭi na kāṅkṣhati
nirdvandvo hi mahā-bāho sukhaṁ bandhāt pramuchyate|| 5.3||

Shloka Translation
BG – Ch. 5- Ver. 3:

The karma yogis, who have neither a desire nor a dislike for anything, should always be considered renounced. They are easily liberated from the bonds of material existence since they are free of all dualities.


Karma yogis continue to carry out their worldly responsibilities while practising interior detachment. As a result, they accept both positive and negative outcomes as a gift from God. The world will naturally push us toward steady spiritual elevation if we continue to live our normal lives and tolerate whatever comes our way while gladly fulfilling our duty. Because of many lifetimes of attachment in the world, our hearts are raw and unfinished. We must be willing to accept pain and allow the world do its job of cleaning us if we want to become internally beautiful. As a result, karma yogis work with commitment, are satisfied in their results, and practise connecting their minds to God.
We all have distinct likes and dislikes when we are born. As an adult, our existence is now determined by this collection of likes and dislikes. You do things you enjoy and avoid doing those you don’t. You hate what you dislike and desire for what you love.

This causes issues because what you enjoy may not always be good for you, and vice versa. Furthermore, you grow hopelessly dependent on the outside world. Only when the world gives you what you want can you be content. The world, on the other hand, is a mix of contrasts. It can never offer you exactly what you want all of the time.

Verse & what we can learn

Following the path of karma yoga means to work with devotion, to be equipoised what ever the results may be, and practice attaching their mind to God.

To acquire knowledge and to implement that knowledge in life one needs to be mentally and physically active and healthy and for that daily meditation is a great tool.

There are various types of meditation like Buddhist meditation, heartfulness meditation, mindfulness meditation, meditation for stress, and each meditation benefits are countless. There are also numerous meditation techniques for beginners which help in practicing daily meditation so go ahead and start your journey towards a peaceful and balanced life.

In the Next verse, Shri Krishna tells Arjuna about ignorant people.

Let’s learn to live with “The Gita” via Meditation Affinity…

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