Click Here for Your Bhagavad Gita Starter Kit!

Chapter 3: Karma-yoga

Bg 3.18
TEXT 18
naiva tasya krtenartho
nakrteneha kascana
na casya sarva-bhutesu
kascid artha-vyapasrayah
SYNONYMS
na—never; eva—certainly; tasya—his; kṛtena—by discharge of duty; arthaḥ—purpose; na—nor; akṛtena—without discharge of duty; iha—in this world; kaścana—whatever; na—never; ca—and; asya—of him; sarva-bhūteṣu —in all living beings; kaścit—any; artha—purpose; vyapa-āśrayaḥ—taking shelter of.
TRANSLATION
A self-realized man has no purpose to fulfill in the discharge of his prescribed duties, nor has he any reason not to perform such work. Nor has he any need to depend on any other living being.
PURPORT
A self-realized man is no longer obliged to perform any prescribed duty, save and except activities in Kṛṣṇa consciousness. Kṛṣṇa consciousness is not inactivity either, as will be explained in the following verses. A Kṛṣṇa conscious man does not take shelter of any person-man or demigod. Whatever he does in Kṛṣṇa consciousness is sufficient in the discharge of his obligation.

GET YOUR OWN PERSONAL COPY OF THE BOOK

Join the Krishna Connect Newsletter

Krishna Pictures
Paintings, photos and posters of Krishna, the Supreme Lord
www.KrishnaStore.com

Hare Krishna Store
Everything you need to practice Krishna consciousness at home
www.KrishnaStore.com

Japa Beads
108 hand-carved mantra meditation chanting beads and bead-bag.
www.KrishnaStore.com

Prabhupada MP3 Library
Complete collection of all classes, morning walks, plus music CD's.
www.KrishnaStore.com

Copyright (c) 1972 by His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada