April 18, 2020
saṁnyāsaṁ karmaṇāṁ kṛṣṇa punar yogaṁ ca śaṁsasi
yac chreya etayor ekaṁ tan me brūhi suniścitaṁ (V-1)
saṁnyāsaḥ karmayogaś ca niḥśreyasakarāv ubhau
tayos tu karmasaṁnyāsāt karmayogo viśiṣyate (V-2)
jñeyaḥ sa nityasaṁnyāsī yo na dveṣṭi na kāṅkṣati
nirvandvo hi mahābāho sukhaṁ bandhāt pramucyate (V-3)
V/1. Arjuna said: Renunciation of all actions, O Krishna, thou
praisest, and again yoga. Tell me conclusively that which
is the better of the two.
V/2. The blessed Lord said: Renunciation and the yoga of
action, both lead to the highest bliss. But, of the two, the
yoga of action is superior to the renunciation of action.
V/3. He should be known as a perpetual renunciate who
neither hates nor desires. For, free from the pairs of
opposites, O Arjuna, he is easily set free from bondage.