Bhagavad Gita

Shrimad Bhagavad Gita: Karma Yogam: Chapter 3: Verse 25

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A Leader Should Act Without Attachment and for the Benefit of Society

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सक्ता: कर्मण्यविद्वांसो यथा कुर्वन्ति भारत |
कुर्याद्विद्वांस्तथासक्तश्चिकीर्षुर्लोकसंग्रहम् || 3.25||

saktāḥ karmaṇyavidvānso yathā kurvanti bhārata
kuryād vidvāns tathāsaktaśh chikīrṣhur loka-saṅgraham|| 25||

Shloka Translation
BG – Ch. 3- Ver. 25:

O Bharata, just as an ignorant person acts with attachment, so does a knowledgeable person act without attachment, wishing for the well-being of society.


Working with a karma yoga mindset requires learning to operate in harmony with people who may not have fully grasped or learnt the concept. The majority of our actions are carried out either individually or in a team. It is very simple to acquire the karma yoga attitude while we are conducting actions alone.

When we operate in a group/team, we may take on the roles of peers, leaders, or followers. Shri Krishna instructs us to keep a karmayoga mentality in all three of these situations, regardless of whether our peers, leaders, or followers share the same attitude. Their demeanour should have no bearing on the efficacy of our task.

Shree Krishna advises Arjuna that, just as ignorant people faithfully do ritualistic tasks, wise people should do the same, not for worldly gain, but to set an example for the rest of society. Furthermore, the scenario in which Arjuna finds himself is a dharma yuddha. As a result, Arjun should carry out his warrior duties for the good of civilization.

Verse & what we can learn

A person’s attitude behind doing an action determines where it will lead him.

One will find many detachment quotes from bhagavad gita, and bhagavad gita verse on detachment, bhagavad gita attachment to results, bhagavad gita action without attachment, and the power of detachment Shri Krishna enlightens us on everything relating to action and attachment and detachment.

In order to act without detachment meditation is the way. 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 way wise should be acting so that they can inspire the ignorant as well.

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

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