March 14, 2019
na me pᾱrthᾱ ’sti kartavyaṁ triṣu lokeṣu kiṁcana
nᾱ ’navᾱptam avᾱptavyaṁ varta eva ca karmaṇi (III-22)
yadi hy ahaṁ na varteyaṁ jᾱtu karmaṇy atandritaḥ
mama vartmᾱ ’nuvartante manuṣyᾱḥ pᾱrtha sarvaśaḥ (III-23)
utsīdeyur ime lokᾱ na kuryᾱṁ karma ced ahaṁ
saṁkarasya ca kartᾱ syᾱm upahanyᾱm imᾱḥ prajᾱḥ (III-24)
III/22. There is nothing in the three worlds, O Arjuna, that
should be done by me, nor is there anything unattained that
should be attained. Yet I engage myself in action.
III/23. For, should I not engage myself in action, unwearied,
men would in every way follow my path, O Arjuna.
III/24. These worlds would perish if I did not perform action.
I would be the author of confusion of castes and destruction of