Bhagavad Gita: Chapter 4

Bhagavad Gita 4.12


kāńkṣantaḥ karmaṇāḿ siddhiḿ
yajanta iha devatāḥ
kṣipraḿ hi mānuṣe loke
siddhir bhavati karma-jā

Translation of Bhagavad Gita 4.12

Men in this world desire success in fruitive activities, and therefore they worship the demigods. Quickly, of course, men get results from fruitive work in this world.

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Bhagavad Gita 4.13


catur-varn?yam´ maya sr?s?t?am´
gun?a-karma-vibhagasah?
tasya kartaram api mam´
viddhy akartaram avyayam

Translation of Bhagavad Gita 4.13

According to the three modes of material nature and the work associated with them, the four divisions of human society are created by Me. And although I am the creator of this system, you should know that I am yet the nondoer, being unchangeable.

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Bhagavad Gita 4.14


na māḿ karmāṇi limpanti
na me karma-phale spṛhā
iti māḿ yo ‘bhijānāti
karmabhir na sa badhyate

Translation of Bhagavad Gita 4.14

There is no work that affects Me; nor do I aspire for the fruits of action. One who understands this truth about Me also does not become entangled in the fruitive reactions of work.

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Bhagavad Gita 4.15


evaḿ jñātvā kṛtaḿ karma
pūrvair api mumukṣubhiḥ
kuru karmaiva tasmāt tvaḿ
pūrvaiḥ pūrvataraḿ kṛtam

Translation of Bhagavad Gita 4.15

All the liberated souls in ancient times acted with this understanding of My transcendental nature. Therefore you should perform your duty, following in their footsteps.

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Bhagavad Gita 4.16


kiḿ karma kim akarmeti
kavayo ‘py atra mohitāḥ
tat te karma pravakṣyāmi
yaj jñātvā mokṣyase ‘śubhāt

Translation of Bhagavad Gita 4.16

Even the intelligent are bewildered in determining what is action and what is inaction. Now I shall explain to you what action is, knowing which you shall be liberated from all misfortune.

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Bhagavad Gita 4.17


karmaṇo hy api boddhavyaḿ
boddhavyaḿ ca vikarmaṇaḥ
akarmaṇaś ca boddhavyaḿ
gahanā karmaṇo gatiḥ

Translation of Bhagavad Gita 4.17

The intricacies of action are very hard to understand. Therefore one should know properly what action is, what forbidden action is, and what inaction is.

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Bhagavad Gita 4.18


karmaṇy akarma yaḥ paśyed
akarmaṇi ca karma yaḥ
sa buddhimān manuṣyeṣu
sa yuktaḥ kṛtsna-karma-kṛt

Translation of Bhagavad Gita 4.18

One who sees inaction in action, and action in inaction, is intelligent among men, and he is in the transcendental position, although engaged in all sorts of activities.

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Bhagavad Gita 4.19


yasya sarve samarambha?
kama-sa?kalpa-varjita?
jñanagni-dagdha-karma?a?
tam ahu? pa??ita? budha?

Translation of Bhagavad Gita 4.19

One is understood to be in full knowledge whose every endeavor is devoid of desire for sense gratification. He is said by sages to be a worker for whom the reactions of work have been burned up by the fire of perfect knowledge.

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Bhagavad Gita 4.20


tyaktvā karma-phalāsańgaḿ
nitya-tṛpto nirāśrayaḥ
karmaṇy abhipravṛtto ’pi
naiva kiñcit karoti saḥ

Translation of Bhagavad Gita 4.20

Abandoning all attachment to the results of his activities, ever satisfied and independent, he performs no fruitive action, although engaged in all kinds of undertakings.

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