Bhagavad Gita

Shrimad Bhagavad Gita: Karma Yogam: Chapter 3: Verse 31

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Following Guru’s Teachings Sets Us Free From the Cycle of Karma

ये मे मतमिदं नित्यमनुतिष्ठन्ति मानवा: |
श्रद्धावन्तोऽनसूयन्तो मुच्यन्ते तेऽपि कर्मभि: || 3.31||

ye me matam idaṁ nityam anutiṣhṭhanti mānavāḥ
śhraddhāvanto ’nasūyanto muchyante te ’pi karmabhiḥ|| 3.31||

Shloka Translation
BG – Ch. 3- Ver. 31:

Those who follow my teachings with deep faith and without complaint are set free from the shackles of karma.


Shree Krishna had plainly stated to Arjun in the preceding verse that he should offer all of his works to him. As a result, he now emphasises the importance of firmly believing in the teachings. He claims that by following these teachings to the letter, one can be set free from the shackles of karma. We will never be able to realise the eternal essence if we are bound to acts and objects. Shri Krishna begins the teaching of karmayoga by guaranteeing us that it will release us from all bonds when we are engaged in action.

Spirituality is not a frivolous pursuit. It is a full-time position. Never lose sight of Atman, the most important component of your existence, no matter what you do. It is Atman that allows you to achieve your goals in life. Keep Atman in mind and take action. Then you’ll be able to see everything going on around you objectively.
It is necessary to strive to improve as a person on a continuous basis. Keeping a worshipful attitude at all times. You’ll be free of action after that. You will be liberated from your desire. The mind will be free of lower wants as higher thought becomes entrenched. As a result, the number of desires decreases. Vasanas, or unmanifest desires, shall be liberated from their constraining and restricting impact.

Verse & what we can learn

The only solution to get out of the cycle of karma is to follow the teachings of guru with complete faith. Shri Krishna teaches us types of karma in Bhagavad Gita, knowing three types of karma in Bhagavad Gita, enables us to perform actions in a way that will lead us to the divine nishkama karma in Bhagavad Gita, is of great importance prarabdha karma in Bhagavad Gita, enlightens us on past actions karma shloka in Bhagavad Gita, can change ones life if implemented with faith karma, akarma and vikarma in Bhagavad Gita, all these aspects help us to perform our duties and actions in a perfect and progressive manner.

Bhagavad Gita gives us the knowledge, as to how actions or duties should be performed in a way so that one is free from the cycle of karma. Daily practice of meditation helps us by giving us the inner strength and improving physical health to follow the path that Krishna has shown us.

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 the consequences not following his teachings.

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

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