Monthly Archives: February 2016

Understanding Gita – 61

Chapter 3 – Karma Yoga Shloka – 29, 30 TEXT 29 prakṛter guṇa-sammūḍhāḥ sajjante guṇa-karmasu tān akṛtsna-vido mandān kṛtsna-vin na vicālayet SYNONYMS prakṛteḥ—impelled by the material modes; guṇa–saṁmūḍhāḥ—befooled by material identification; sajjante—become engaged; guṇa–karmasu—in material activities; tān—all those; akṛtsna–vidaḥ—persons with … Continue reading

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Understanding Gita – 60

Chapter 3 – Karma Yoga Shloka 27 – 28 TEXT 27 prakṛteḥ kriyamāṇāni guṇaiḥ karmāṇi sarvaśaḥ ahaṅkāra-vimūḍhātmā kartāham iti manyate SYNONYMS prakṛteḥ—of material nature; kriyamāṇāni—all being done; guṇaiḥ—by the modes; karmāṇi—activities; sarvaśaḥ—all kinds of; ahaṅkāra–vimūḍha—bewildered by false ego; ātmā—the spirit … Continue reading

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Understanding Gita – 59

Chapter 3 – Karma Yoga Shloka 25 – 26 TEXT 25 saktāḥ karmaṇy avidvāṁso yathā kurvanti bhārata kuryād vidvāṁs tathāsaktaś cikīrṣur loka-saṅgraham SYNONYMS saktāḥ—being attached; karmaṇi—prescribed duties; avidvāṁsaḥ—the ignorant; yathā—as much as; kurvanti—do it; bhārata—O descendant of Bharata; kuryāt—must do; … Continue reading

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Understanding Gita – 58

Chapter 3 – Karma Yoga Shloka 23 – 24 TEXT 23 yadi hy ahaṁ na varteyaṁ jātu karmaṇy atandritaḥ mama vartmānuvartante manuṣyāḥ pārtha sarvaśaḥ SYNONYMS yadi—if; hi—certainly; aham—I; na—do not; varteyam—thus engage; jātu—ever; karmaṇi—in the performance of prescribed duties; atandritaḥ—with … Continue reading

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Understanding Gita – 57

Chapter 3 – Karma Yoga Shloka 21 – 22 TEXT 21 yad yad ācarati śreṣṭhas tat tad evetaro janaḥ sa yat pramāṇaṁ kurute lokas tad anuvartate SYNONYMS yat—whatever; yat—and whichever; ācarati—does he act; śreṣṭhaḥ—respectable leader; tat—that; tat—and that alone; eva—certainly; … Continue reading

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