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Shrimad Bhagavad Gita: Karma Yogam: Chapter 3: Verse 18

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(Image Courtesy Mahanidhiswami) One Who is Just Interested in the Eternal Essence Loses All Sense of Doership नैव तस्य कृतेनार्थो नाकृतेनेह कश्चन | न चास्य सर्वभूतेषु कश्चिदर्थव्यपाश्रय: || 3.18|| naiva tasya kṛitenārtho nākṛiteneha kaśhchana na chāsya sarva-bhūteṣhu kaśhchid artha-vyapāśhrayaḥ|| 3.18|| Shloka Translation BG – Ch. 3- Ver. 18: There is nothing to gain here by […]

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Shrimad Bhagavad Gita: Karma Yogam: Chapter 3: Verse 17

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(Image Courtesy Mahanidhiswami) Put an End to Your Desires and You Need No One and Nothing to Make You Happy यस्त्वात्मरतिरेव स्यादात्मतृप्तश्च मानव: | आत्मन्येव च सन्तुष्टस्तस्य कार्यं न विद्यते || 3.17|| yas tvātma-ratir eva syād ātma-tṛiptaśh cha mānavaḥ ātmanyeva cha santuṣhṭas tasya kāryaṁ na vidyate|| 3.17|| Shloka Translation BG – Ch. 3- Ver. 17: […]

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Shrimad Bhagavad Gita: Karma Yogam: Chapter 3: Verse 16

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(Image Courtesy Mahanidhiswami) One Should Follow the System of Evolution and Should Protect Both His Inner Nature and Outer As Well एवं प्रवर्तितं चक्रं नानुवर्तयतीह य: | अघायुरिन्द्रियारामो मोघं पार्थ स जीवति || 3.16|| evaṁ pravartitaṁ chakraṁ nānuvartayatīha yaḥ aghāyur indriyārāmo moghaṁ pārtha sa jīvati || 3.16|| Shloka Translation BG – Ch. 3- Ver. 16: […]

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Shrimad Bhagavad Gita: Karma Yogam: Chapter 3: Verse 15

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(Image Courtesy Mahanidhiswami) Divine is Eternally Present in Acts of Sacrifice कर्म ब्रह्मोद्भवं विद्धि ब्रह्माक्षरसमुद्भवम् | तस्मात्सर्वगतं ब्रह्म नित्यं यज्ञे प्रतिष्ठितम् || 3.15|| karma brahmodbhavaṁ viddhi brahmākṣhara-samudbhavam tasmāt sarva-gataṁ brahma nityaṁ yajñe pratiṣhṭhitam|| 3.15|| Shloka Translation BG – Ch. 3- Ver. 15: The Vedas contain descriptions of human responsibilities, and the Vedas themselves are manifestations […]

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Shrimad Bhagavad Gita: Karma Yogam: Chapter 3: Verse 14

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(Image Courtesy Mahanidhiswami) If We Look at the Big Picture All Nature and Life is Interdependent अन्नाद्भवन्ति भूतानि पर्जन्यादन्नसम्भव: | यज्ञाद्भवति पर्जन्यो यज्ञ: कर्मसमुद्भव: || 3.14|| annād bhavanti bhūtāni parjanyād anna-sambhavaḥ yajñād bhavati parjanyo yajñaḥ karma-samudbhavaḥ|| 3.14|| Shloka Translation BG – Ch. 3- Ver. 14: All beings are formed from food, and food is created […]

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Shrimad Bhagavad Gita: Karma Yogam: Chapter 3: Verse 11

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(Image Courtesy Mahanidhiswami) Highest Good is Achieved When Each One Does Their Proper Roles In Higher Scheme of Things देवान्भावयतानेन ते देवा भावयन्तु व: | परस्परं भावयन्त: श्रेय: परमवाप्स्यथ || 3.11|| devān bhāvayatānena te devā bhāvayantu vaḥ parasparaṁ bhāvayantaḥ śhreyaḥ param avāpsyatha|| 3.11|| Shloka Translation BG – Ch. 3- Ver. 11: The celestial gods will […]

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Shrimad Bhagavad Gita: Karma Yogam: Chapter 3: Verse 10

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(Image Courtesy Mahanidhiswami) Performing Yajna is the way to Prosperity & Fulfillment of Wishes सहयज्ञा: प्रजा: सृष्ट्वा पुरोवाच प्रजापति: | अनेन प्रसविष्यध्वमेष वोऽस्त्विष्टकामधुक् || 3.10|| saha-yajñāḥ prajāḥ sṛiṣhṭvā purovācha prajāpatiḥ anena prasaviṣhyadhvam eṣha vo ’stviṣhṭa-kāma-dhuk|| 3.10|| Shloka Translation BG – Ch. 3- Ver. 10: Brahma created people, together with their responsibilities, at the beginning of […]

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Shrimad Bhagavad Gita: Karma Yogam: Chapter 3: Verse 8

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(Image Courtesy Mahanidhiswami) Doing Responsibilities as Prescribed in Vedas is the Path to Spiritual Progress नियतं कुरु कर्म त्वं कर्म ज्यायो ह्यकर्मण: | शरीरयात्रापि च ते न प्रसिद्ध्येदकर्मण: || 3.8|| niyataṁ kuru karma tvaṁ karma jyāyo hyakarmaṇaḥ śharīra-yātrāpi cha te na prasiddhyed akarmaṇaḥ||3.8|| Shloka Translation BG – Ch. 3- Ver. 8: As a result, you […]

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Shrimad Bhagavad Gita: Karma Yogam: Chapter 3: Verse 7

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(Image Courtesy Mahanidhiswami) One Should Exercise Control Over Sense Organs and Perform Actions Without Expectations यस्त्विन्द्रियाणि मनसा नियम्यारभतेऽर्जुन | कर्मेन्द्रियै: कर्मयोगमसक्त: स विशिष्यते || 3.7|| yas tvindriyāṇi manasā niyamyārabhate ’rjuna karmendriyaiḥ karma-yogam asaktaḥ sa viśhiṣhyate|| 3.7|| Shloka Translation BG – Ch. 3- Ver. 7: But, O Arjuna, the one who controls his senses with his […]

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Shrimad Bhagavad Gita: Karma Yogam: Chapter 3: Verse 6

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(Image Courtesy Mahanidhiswami) Renunciation at the Psychological Level is Important Than Renunciation at the Physical Level कर्मेन्द्रियाणि संयम्य य आस्ते मनसा स्मरन् | इन्द्रियार्थान्विमूढात्मा मिथ्याचार: स उच्यते || 3.6|| karmendriyāṇi sanyamya ya āste manasā smaran indriyārthān vimūḍhātmā mithyāchāraḥ sa uchyate || 3.6|| Shloka Translation BG – Ch. 3- Ver. 6: A hypocrite is someone who […]