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Chapter 18: Conclusion-The Perfection of Renunciation

Bg 18.23
TEXT 23
niyatam sanga-rahitam
araga-dvesatah krtam
aphala-prepsuna karma
yat tat sattvikam ucyate
SYNONYMS
niyatam—regulative; sanga-rahitam—without attachment; araga-dvesatah—without love or hatred; krtam—done; aphala-prepsuna—without fruitive result; karma—acts; yat—that which; tat—that; sattvikam—in the mode of goodness; ucyate—is called.
TRANSLATION
As for actions, that action in accordance with duty, which is performed without attachment, without love or hate, by one who has renounced fruitive results, is called action in the mode of goodness.
PURPORT
Regulated occupational duties, as prescribed in the scriptures in terms of the different orders and divisions of society, performed without attachment or proprietary rights and therefore without any love or hatred and performed in Krsna consciousness for the satisfaction of the Supreme, without self-satisfaction or self-gratification, are called actions in the mode of goodness.

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