Bhagavad Gita Chapter 3

Gita Chapter 3

Third conversation – Bhagavad Gita chapter 3

Work selflessly developing the spirit of service.

Gita Chapter 3 – Karma Yoga, elaborates about: everyone must do the work / activity. Deeds can bind oneself to this world or free oneself from the world. One can be freed from the laws of karma (deeds and reactions) and attain true knowledge of the self and the Almighty by acting to satisfy God, selflessly.

Chapter 3: sloka: 1 – 5

3:1

arjuna uvāca:
jyāyasī cet karmaṇas te matā buddhir janārdana,
tat kiṁ karmaṇi ghore māṁ niyojayasi keśava

Arjuna asked:

“Kṛṣṇa, if you consider buddhi or intelligence to be better than character or deed, then why do you urge me to do something, to fight?”

3:2

vyāmiśreṇeva vākyena buddhiṁ mohayasīva me,tad
ekaṁ vada niścitya yena śreyo’ham āpnuyām

“What you said is mind-boggling. My mind because there are many opposing opinions.Please, Show me the one way I need to take to reach Śreya – the glory in life.”

3:3

śrī-bhagavān uvāca loke’smin dvi-vidhā niṣṭhā purā proktā mayānagha,

jñā

na-yogena sāṅkhyānāṁ karma-yogena yoginām

Śrī Bhagavān (Kṛṣṇa Hyang Maha Berkah) said:

“Arjuna, it is said that in this world there are two The choice of going to perfection or Yoga. Jñāna path – examines the nature of the material with Sāṁkhya logic. And, the path of Karma – selfless activity.”

3:4

na karmaṇām anārambhān naiṣkarmyaṁ puruṣo’śnute,na
ca sannyasanād eva siddhiṁ samadhigacchati

“One cannot surpass Karma by inaction; he can’t reach perfection through self-release from all actions.”

3:5

na hi kaścit kṣaṇam api jātu tiṣṭhaty akarma-kṛt,kāryate
hy avaśaḥ karma sarvaḥ prakṛti-jair guṇaiḥ

“No one can live without doing so. something. Everyone is encouraged to act according to their nature and his natural nature.”

Chapter 3: verse: 6 – 10

3:6

karmendriyāṇi saṁyamya ya āste manasā smaran,indriyārthān
vimūḍhātmā mithyācāraḥ sa ucyate

“A person who sits still as if he has successfully controlling his senses, even though thinking constantly about pleasure sensory; He is a confused, hypocritical, and deceitful person. himself.”

3:7

yas tv indriyāṇi manasā niyamyārabhate’rjuna,karmendriyaiḥ
karma-yogam asaktaḥ sa viśiṣyate

“On the contrary, Arjuna, he is the one who has the strong will. and have successfully controlled all the senses; then use the same senses as tools, and work with the spirit of Yoga without attachment (to results, or selfless work) is a very commendable human being.”

3:8

niyataṁ kuru karma tvaṁ karma jyāyo hy akarmaṇaḥ,śarīra-yātrāpi
ca te na prasiddhyed akarmaṇaḥ

“Therefore, work accordingly. Your duties, because work is better than not working. Even you can’t maintain and maintain this body without work”.

3:9

yajñārthāt karmaṇo’nyatra loko’yaṁ karmabandhanaḥ,tad-arthaṁ
karma kaunteya mukta-saṅgaḥ samācara

“Man is bound by and because of his deeds. on his own, unless he does so with great zeal. Therefore, Arjuna, do your duty well, without attachment, and with passion manembah.”

3:10

saha-yajñāḥ prajāḥ sṛṣṭvā purovāca prajāpatiḥ,anena
prasaviṣyadhvam eṣa vo’stv iṣṭa-kāma-dhuk

“Prajāpati Brahmā – The Creator and The ruler of his created creatures created mankind with passion the offering and the message is, ‘Grow in the same way (work in the spirit of the offering) and achieve all the pleasures you desire.'”

Chapter 3: verse: 11 – 15

3:11

devān bhāvayatānena te devā bhāvayantu vaḥ,parasparaṁ
bhāvayantaḥ śreyaḥ param avāpsyatha

“Apply to gods, angels or the forces of nature with the spirit of manembah; Until they also happen Against you in the same spirit. Thus, by supporting each other without Thank you, you will achieve the best.”

3:12

iṣṭān bhogān hi vo devā dāsyante yajña-bhāvitāḥ,tair
dattān apradāyaibhyo yo bhuṅkte stena eva saḥ

“Thus, by preserving the gods or the forces of nature, with the spirit of manembah – selfless works You get all the pleasure from them, even without asking. Indeed, he who enjoys all the gifts of nature without caring for and re-enact it with the same spirit of manembah, is a theft.”

3:13

yajña-śiṣṭāśinaḥ santo mucyante sarva-kilbiṣaiḥ,bhuñjate
te tv aghaṁ pāpā ye pacanty ātma-kāraṇāt

“Those who are noble enjoy whatever they do. left of their offerings, so that they were freed from all Kind of sins of error. Meanwhile, those who are not noble are only cooking for their own enjoyment, just to maintain their bodies alone. For the sake of it, indeed, they are merely enjoying the results of errors. they themselves.”

3:14

annād bhavanti bhūtāni parjanyād anna-sambhavaḥ,yajñād
bhavati parjanyo yajñaḥ karma-samudbhavaḥ

“Living things grow to be great. because of food;food sources, plants depend on rain; Decline rain (regularly) depends on yajña, offerings (in the form of nature preservation); it itself is a fruit, a work (which is in harmony with the laws of nature).”

3:15

karma brahmodbhavaṁ viddhi brahmākṣara-samudbhavam,tasmāt
sarva-gataṁ brahma nityaṁ yajñe pratiṣṭhitam

“Know that Karma (which is in harmony with the laws of nature) is appropriate. with divine will, Eternal Brahman. Indeed, he Hyang Covering everything there is also in Yajña, Performances or Works without Strings attached with passion manembah.”

Chapter 3: verse: 16 – 20

3:16

evaṁ pravartitaṁ cakraṁ nānuvartayatīha yaḥaghāyur indriyārāmo moghaṁ pārtha sa jīvati

“Thus, the wheel of life is spinning continuously, with living beings supporting and sharing each other.Somebody who did not do so Arjuna, and lived to satisfy his senses only, indeed live in vain.”

3:17

yas tv ātma-ratir eva syād ātma-tṛptaś ca mānavaḥ,ātmany
eva ca santuṣṭas tasya kāryaṁ na vidyate

“(However), a person who is happy because His ‘self’; satisfied with His own ‘self’; and, his whole consciousness centered on the True Self (which is the spark of the Great Soul), in fact is not obliged to do anything.”

3:18

naiva tasya kṛtenārtho nākṛteneha kaścana,na
cāsya sarva-bhūteṣu kaścid artha-vyapāśrayaḥ

“For someone like that, there is nothing. what he is chasing in this world. No profit from a job; no nor Loss if it doesn’t work.It doesn’t depend on anyone, Because they have no personal interest.”

3:19

tasmād asaktaḥ satataṁ kāryaṁ karma samācara,asakto
hy ācaran karma param āpnoti pūruṣaḥ

“Therefore, (because you have not reached the level of awareness), carry out your duties, your obligations well and without attachment (to the result). Thus, a person who works without attachment reaching perfection, supreme consciousness.”

3:20

karmaṇaiva hi saṁsiddhim āsthitā janakādayaḥ,loka-saṅgraham
evāpi saṁpaśyan kartum arhasi

“By working without attachment and without such self-esteem that King Janaka and the other sages achieved self-perfection.Thus, you should also act without self-interest, and solely to maintain the world order.”

Chapter 3: verse: 21 – 25

3:21

yad yad ācarati śreṣṭhas tat tad evetaro janaḥ,sa
yat pramāṇaṁ kurute lokas tad anuvartate

“Whatever the higher-ups do, and those who are influential, set an example for the common people. Transparency which they give, become an anutan, and are followed by the general public.”

3:22

na me pārthāsti kartavyaṁ triṣu lokeṣu kiñcana,nānavāptam
avāptavyaṁ varta eva ca karmaṇi

“Arjuna, in these three realms there is no task Or an obligation to me. There is nothing I have not obtained and must Retrieved.Nevertheless, I keep working.”

3:23

yadi hy ahaṁ na varteyaṁ jātu karmaṇy atandritaḥ,mama
vartmānuvartante manuṣyāḥ pārtha sarvaśaḥ

“If I am not working hard, then I will undoubtedly the order of this world will be chaotic, for man follows My example in everything.”

3:24

utsīdeyur ime lokā na kuryāṁ karma ced aham,saṅkarasya
ca kartā syām upahanyām imāḥ prajāḥ

“If I stop working, it will happen. The chaos of this world, everything will perish, and I am the cause confusion, destruction, and destruction of all mankind.”

3:25

saktāḥ karmaṇy avidvāṁso yathā kurvanti bhārata,kuryād
vidvāṁs tathāsaktaś cikīrṣur loka-saṅgraham

“O Arjuna, as they are. it is not wise to act on the basis of attachment, and so, should the wise to act without attachment, and solely to maintain orderly order the world.”

Chapter 3: verse: 26 – 30

3:26

na buddhi-bhedaṁ janayed ajñānāṁ karma-saṅginām,joṣayet
sarva-karmāṇi vidvān yuktaḥ samācaran

“A wise man of the Consciousness of the Soul, should do not confuse the clusters of thoughts and feelings (minds) of those who are still unaware of their nature; Those who still tied to the work (and the result).They should be supported. to act in accordance with his duty of duty, and he (the wise) He also works in accordance with his consciousness.”

3:27

prakṛteḥ kriyamāṇāni guṇaiḥ karmāṇi sarvaśaḥ,ahaṅkāra-vimūḍhātmā
kartāham iti manyate

“Every action happens because the natures of the material or Prakṛti, however, those who Stupid to think of himself as a perpetrator. In their pride, they I think, ‘I am the one who did it!'”

3:28

tattva-vit tu mahā-bāho guṇa-karma-vibhāgayoḥ,guṇā
guṇeṣu vartanta iti matvā na sajjate

“Arjuna, someone who knows the truth about the nature of the materiality and the dope or karma that occurs because of its impulse, liberated from attachment and consequences of all karma.  For, he realized that, indeed, natural properties It is the material that pursues all pleasures in the nature of things accordingly. with his true nature.”

3:29

prakṛter guṇa-saṁmūḍhāḥ sajjante guṇa-karmasu,tān
akṛtsna-vido mandān kṛtsna-vin na vicālayet

“Those who are stupid are affected and deceived. by the natural properties of the senses and the nature of matter; They bind themselves to triggers outside of self; and act in his foolishness. Understand things This, a wise man should not add to his confusion.”

3:30

mayi sarvāṇi karmāṇi saṁnyasyādhyātma-cetasā,nirāśīr
nirmamo bhūtvā yudhyasva vigatajvaraḥ

“By offering all your actions on me; all consciousness is centered on the Great Soul of Hyang covering all beings;free from the ‘sickness’ of attachment, ‘me’, and anxiety – fight!”

Chapter 3: verse: 31 – 35

3:31

ye me matam idaṁ nityam anutiṣṭhanti mānavāḥ,śraddhāvanto’nasūyanto
mucyante te’pi karmabhiḥ

“Those who always act accordingly with this opinion that I convey, with full confidence and without a little even doubt, it is undoubtedly liberated from the shackles of karma – from all the consequences of his deeds.”

3:32

ye tv etad abhyasūyanto nānutiṣṭhanti me matam,sarva-jñāna-vimūḍhāṁs
tān viddhi naṣṭān acetasaḥ

“However, those who are only looking for faults from what I have said and not followed because of his pride, then know they have lost their minds; They were confused, and lost by it.”

3:33

sadṛśaṁ ceṣṭate svasyāḥ prakṛter jñānavān api,prakṛtiṁ yānti bhūtāni nigrahaḥ kiṁ kariṣyati

“Surely every creature acts accordingly. by its own nature. A wise man acts accordingly. Its sole discretion. What can be gained by forcing yourself?”

3:34

indriyasyendriyasyārthe rāga-dveṣau vyavasthitau,tayor
na vaśam āgacchhet tau hy asya paripanthinau

Rāga and Dveṣa – attraction and disinterest, fondness and dislike, arises from the interaction between the senses and the triggers in outside of self.A (wise) should not be swayed, for That duality of likes and dislikes is the main barrier on the way to self-awareness or enlightenment.”

3:35

śreyān sva-dharmo viguṇaḥ para-dharmāt sv-anuṣṭhitāt,sva-dharme
nidhanaṁ śreyaḥ para-dharmo bhayāvahaḥ

“It is better to carry out svadharma – tasks in accordance with self-potential, though imperfect, than to do paradharma – something foreign, imprecise, Not in accordance with self-potential.It is better to fall in carrying out the svadharma that undoubtedly brings glory, than involved in paradharma, which makes a person is overwhelmed with fear and doubt (because they are not sure if the job is It’s right for him or not.””

Chapter 3: verse: 36 – 40

3:36

arjuna uvāca
atha kena prayukto’yaṁ pāpaṁ carati pūruṣaḥ,anicchann
api vārṣṇeya balād iva niyojitaḥ

Arjuna asked:

“But (after knowing all that), what which makes a person act wrongly (not in harmony with his conscience and svadharma) – as if he were encouraged by another force and forced to do so?”

3:37

śrī-bhagavān uvāca
kāma eṣa krodha eṣa rajo-guṇa-samudbhavaḥ,mahāśano
mahā-pāpmā viddhy enam iha vairiṇam

Śrī Bhagavān (Kṛṣṇa Hyang Maha Berkah) said:

“(The impulse) is desire and anger, sourced from the nature of rajas, lustful, passionate. Both are never satisfied and unresolved. Disaster carriers, they are the main enemies of man (for, it becomes a barrier to conscious living.””

3:38

dhūmenāvriyate vanhir yathādarśo malena ca,
yatholbenāvṛto garbhas tathā tenedam āvṛtam

“As the fire is covered by smoke; mirror by dust; and, fetus by womb – even so Self-Awareness or True Knowledge of the Nature of self as a Soul, the spark of the Great Soul, covered by lust and anger.”

3:39

āvṛtaṁ jñānam etena jñānino nitya-vairiṇā,kāma-rūpeṇa
kaunteya duṣpūreṇānalena ca

“O Arjuna, True Knowledge of The nature of the Self is closed by the desires that the wise call enemies. man since time immemorial; for lust is like a fire that burning continuously, never satisfied.”

3:40

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

“Senses, clusters of thoughts and feelings (mind) and buddhi or intelligence are the layers where eve is lust or desire and anger lodged.By using all that, it covers the True Truth, the Nature of the Self, so that Confuse the soul that is residing in the body.”

Chapter 3: verse: 41 – 44

3:41

tasmāt tvam indriyāṇy ādau niyamya bharatarṣabha,pāpmānaṁ
prajahi hy enaṁ jñāna-vijñāna-nāśanam

“Therefore, Arjuna, first Control your senses. Then, with all his might, conquer the air lust, which is the main obstacle to the acquisition of true knowledge of Jñāna and Vijñāna. Namely, the Knowledge of Nirguṇa Brahman – Hyang Transcends Being; and, of Sagoṇa Brahman – Hyang Maha Mewujud.”

3:42

indriyāṇi parāṇy āhur indriyebhyaḥ paraṁ manaḥ,manasas
tu parā buddhir yo buddheḥ paratas tu saḥ

“The senses, it is said, are more powerful than the body; groups of thoughts and feelings are more powerful than the senses; intelligence more powerful than clusters of thoughts and feelings; and, higher, More powerful than intelligence is the Soul, the Essence of the Self.”

3:43

evaṁ buddheḥ paraṁ buddhvā saṁstabhyātmānam ātmanā,jahi
śatruṁ mahā-bāho kāma-rūpaṁ durāsadam

“Thus Arjuna, by knowing Him Hyang more powerful than intelligence; and empower yourself with Knowledge True about the Nature of self, conquer the enemy in the form of lust, which is indeed it’s hard to conquer.”

3:44

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

“Senses, clusters of thoughts and feelings (mind) and buddhi or intelligence are the layers where lust is

Thus ended the Third Conversation.

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