Chapter 3 - The Yoga of Action

arjuna uvāca: jyāyasī cet karmaṇas te matā buddhir janārdana tat kiṃ karmaṇi ghore māṃ niyojayasi keśava 3.1

vyāmiśreṇeva vākyena buddhiṃ mohayasīva me tad ekaṃ vada niścitya yena śreyoham āpnuyām 3.2

śrībhagavān uvāca: lokesmin dvividhā niṣṭhā purā proktā mayānagha jñānayogena sāṅkhyānāṃ karmayogena yoginām 3.3

na karmaṇām anārambhān naiṣkarmyaṃ puruṣośnute na ca saṃnyasanād eva siddhiṃ samadhigacchati 3.4

na hi kaścit kṣaṇam api jātu tiṣṭhaty akarmakṛt kāryate hy avaśaḥ karma sarvaḥ prakṛtijair guṇaiḥ 3.5

karmendriyāṇi saṃyamya ya āste manasā smaran indriyārthān vimūḍhātmā mithyācāraḥ sa ucyate 3.6

yas tv indriyāṇi manasā niyamyārabhaterjuna karmaindriyaiḥ karmayogam asaktaḥ sa viśiṣyate 3.7

niyataṃ kuru karma tvaṃ karma jyāyo hy akarmaṇaḥ śarīrayātrāpi ca te na prasidhyed akarmaṇaḥ 3.8

yajñārthāt karmaṇonyatra lokoyaṃ karmabandhanaḥ tadarthaṃ karma kaunteya muktasaṅgaḥ samācara 3.9

sahayajñāḥ prajāḥ sṛṣṭvā purovāca prajāpatiḥ anena prasaviṣyadhvam eṣa vostv iṣṭakāmadhuk 3.10

devān bhāvayatānena te devā bhāvayantu vaḥ parasparaṃ bhāvayantaḥ śreyaḥ param avāpsyatha 3.11

iṣṭān bhogān hi vo devā dāsyante yajñabhāvitāḥ tair dattān apradāyaibhyo yo bhuṅkte stena eva saḥ 3.12

yajñaśiṣṭāśinaḥ santo mucyante sarvakilbiṣaiḥ bhuñjate te tv aghaṃ pāpā ye pacanty ātmakāraṇāt 3.13

annād bhavanti bhūtāni parjanyād annasaṃbhavaḥ yajñād bhavati parjanyo yajñaḥ karmasamudbhavaḥ 3.14

karma brahmodbhavaṃ viddhi brahmākṣarasamudbhavam tasmāt sarvagataṃ brahma nityaṃ yajñe pratiṣṭhitam 3.15

evaṃ pravartitaṃ cakraṃ nānuvartayatīha yaḥ aghāyur indriyārāmo moghaṃ pārtha sa jīvati 3.16

yas tv ātmaratir eva syād ātmatṛptaś ca mānavaḥ ātmany eva ca saṃtuṣṭas tasya kāryaṃ na vidyate 3.17

naiva tasya kṛtenārtho nākṛteneha kaścana na cāsya sarvabhūteṣu kaścid arthavyapāśrayaḥ 3.18

tasmād asaktaḥ satataṃ kāryaṃ karma samācara asakto hy ācaran karma param āpnoti pūruṣaḥ 3.19

karmaṇaiva hi saṃsiddhim āsthitā janakādayaḥ lokasaṃgraham evāpi saṃpaśyan kartum arhasi 3.20

yadyad ācarati śreṣṭhas tattad evetaro janaḥ sa yat pramāṇaṃ kurute lokas tad anuvartate 3.21

na me pārthāsti kartavyaṃ triṣu lokeṣu kiṃcana nānavāptam avāptavyaṃ varta eva ca karmaṇi 3.22

yadi hy ahaṃ na varteyaṃ jātu karmaṇy atandritaḥ mama vartmānuvartante manuṣyāḥ pārtha sarvaśaḥ 3.23

utsīdeyur ime lokā na kuryāṃ karma ced aham saṃkarasya ca kartā syām upahanyām imāḥ prajāḥ 3.24

saktāḥ karmaṇy avidvāṃso yathā kurvanti bhārata kuryād vidvāṃs tathāsaktaś cikīrṣur lokasaṃgraham 3.25

na buddhibhedaṃ janayed ajñānāṃ karmasaṃginām joṣayet sarvakarmāṇi vidvān yuktaḥ samācaran 3.26

prakṛteḥ kriyamāṇāni guṇaiḥ karmāṇi sarvaśaḥ ahaṃkāravimūḍhātmā kartāham iti manyate 3.27

tattvavit tu mahābāho guṇakarmavibhāgayoḥ guṇā guṇeṣu vartanta iti matvā na sajjate 3.28

prakṛter guṇasaṃmūḍhāḥ sajjante guṇakarmasu tān akṛtsnavido mandān kṛtsnavin na vicālayet 3.29

mayi sarvāṇi karmāṇi saṃnyasyādhyātmacetasā nirāśīr nirmamo bhūtvā yudhyasva vigatajvaraḥ 3.30

ye me matam idaṃ nityam anutiṣṭhanti mānavāḥ śraddhāvantonasūyanto mucyante tepi karmabhiḥ 3.31

ye tv etad abhyasūyanto nānutiṣṭhanti me matam sarvajñānavimūḍhāṃs tān viddhi naṣṭān acetasaḥ 3.32

sadṛśaṃ ceṣṭate svasyāḥ prakṛter jñānavān api prakṛtiṃ yānti bhūtāni nigrahaḥ kiṃ kariṣyati 3.33

indriyasyendriyasyārthe rāgadveṣau vyavasthitau tayor na vaśam āgacchhet tau hy asya paripanthinau 3.34

śreyān svadharmo viguṇaḥ paradharmāt svanuṣṭhitāt svadharme nidhanaṃ śreyaḥ paradharmo bhayāvahaḥ 3.35

arjuna uvāca: atha kena prayuktoyaṃ pāpaṃ carati pūruṣaḥ anicchann api vārṣṇeya balād iva niyojitaḥ 3.36

śrībhagavān uvāca: kāma eṣa krodha eṣa rajoguṇasamudbhavaḥ mahāśano mahāpāpmā viddhy enam iha vairiṇam 3.37

dhūmenāvriyate vanhir yathādarśo malena ca yatholbenāvṛto garbhas tathā tenedam āvṛtam 3.38

āvṛtaṃ jñānam etena jñānino nityavairiṇā kāmarupeṇa kaunteya duṣpūreṇānalena ca 3.39

indriyāṇi mano buddhir asyādhiṣṭhānam ucyate etair vimohayaty eṣa jñānam āvṛtya dehinam 3.40

tasmāt tvam indriyāṇy ādau niyamya bharatarṣabha pāpmānaṃ prajahi hy enaṃ jñānavijñānanāśanam 3.41

indriyāṇi parāṇy āhur indriyebhyaḥ paraṃ manaḥ manasas tu parā buddhir yo buddheḥ paratas tu saḥ 3.42

evaṃ buddheḥ paraṃ buddhvā saṃstabhyātmānam ātmanā jahi śatruṃ mahābāho kāmarūpaṃ durāsadam 3.43

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