Chapter 3: Karma-yoga

Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Bhagavad-gita As It Is 3.32

ye tv etad abhyasuyanto

nanutisthanti me matam

sarva-jnana-vimudhams tan

viddhi nastan acetasah


ye -- those; tu -- however; etat -- this; abhyasuyantah -- out of envy; na -- do not; anutisthanti -- regularly perform; me -- My; matam -- injunction; sarva-jnana -- in all sorts of knowledge; vimudhan -- perfectly befooled; tan -- they are; viddhi -- know it well; nastan -- all ruined; acetasah -- without Krsna consciousness.


But those who, out of envy, disregard these teachings and do not follow them are to be considered bereft of all knowledge, befooled, and ruined in their endeavors for perfection.


The flaw of not being Krsna conscious is clearly stated herein. As there is punishment for disobedience to the order of the supreme executive head, so there is certainly punishment for disobedience to the order of the Supreme Personality of Godhead. A disobedient person, however great he may be, is ignorant of his own self, and of the Supreme Brahman, Paramatma and the Personality of Godhead, due to a vacant heart. Therefore there is no hope of perfection of life for him.

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