Chapter 18: Conclusion — The Perfection of Renunciation

Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Bhagavad-gītā As It Is 18.10

na dveṣṭy akuśalaḿ karma

kuśale nānuṣajjate

tyāgī sattva-samāviṣṭo

medhāvī chinna-saḿśayaḥ


na — never; dveṣṭi — hates; akuśalam — inauspicious; karma — work; kuśalein the auspicious; na — nor; anuṣajjate — becomes attached; tyāgī — the renouncer; sattvain goodness; samāviṣṭaḥ — absorbed; medhāvī — intelligent; chinna — having cut off; saḿśayaḥ — all doubts.


The intelligent renouncer situated in the mode of goodness, neither hateful of inauspicious work nor attached to auspicious work, has no doubts about work.


A person in Kṛṣṇa consciousness or in the mode of goodness does not hate anyone or anything which troubles his body. He does work in the proper place and at the proper time without fearing the troublesome effects of his duty. Such a person situated in transcendence should be understood to be most intelligent and beyond all doubts in his activities.

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