Bhagavad Gītā Chapter Three

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Chapter 3 Verse 1
arjuna uvāca  |
jyāyasī cet karmaṇas te matā buddhir janārdana  |
tatkiṃ karmaṇi ghore māṃ niyojayasi keśava  ||

Chapter 3 Verse 2
vyāmiśreṇeva vākyena buddhiṃ mohayasīva me  |
tad ekaṃ vada niścitya yena śreyo ’ham āpnuyām  ||

Chapter 3 Verse 3
śrībhagavān uvāca  |
loke ’smin dvividhā niṣṭhā purā proktā mayā ’nagha  |
jñānayogena sāṃkhyānāṃ karmayogena yoginām  ||

Chapter 3 Verse 4
na karmaṇām anārambhān nāiṣkarmyaṃ puruṣo ’śnute  |
na ca saṃnyasanādeva siddhiṃ samadhigacchati  ||

Chapter 3 Verse 5
na hi kaścit kṣaṇamapi jātu tiṣṭhatyakarmakṛt  |
kāryate hyavaśaḥ karma sarvaḥ prakṛtijāir guṇāiḥ  ||

Chapter 3 Verse 6
karmendriyāṇi saṃyamya ya āste manasā smaran  |
indriyārthān vimūḍhātmā mithyācāraḥ sa ucyate  ||

Chapter 3 Verse 7
yas tvindriyāṇi manasā niyamyārabhate ’rjuna  |
karmaindriyāiḥ karmayogam asaktaḥ sa viśiṣyate  ||

Chapter 3 Verse 8
niyataṃ kuru karma tvaṃ karma jyāyo hyakarmaṇaḥ  |
śarīrayātrāpi ca te na prasiddhyed akarmaṇaḥ  ||

Chapter 3 Verse 9
yajñārthāt karmaṇo ’nyatra loko ’yaṃ karmabandhanaḥ  |
tadarthaṃ karma kāunteya muktasaṅgaḥ samācara  ||

Chapter 3 Verse 10
sahayajñāḥ prajāḥ sṛṣṭvā purovāca prajāpatiḥ  |
anena prasaviṣyadhvam eṣa vo ’stviṣṭakāmadhuk  ||

Chapter 3 Verse 11
devān bhāvayatānena te devā bhāvayantu vaḥ |
parasparaṃ bhāvayantaḥ śreyaḥ param avāpsyatha  ||

Chapter 3 Verse 12
iṣṭān bhogān hi vo devā dāsyante yajñabhāvitāḥ  |
tāir dattān apradāyāibhyo yo bhuṅkte stena eva saḥ  ||

Chapter 3 Verse 13
yajñaśiṣṭāśinaḥ santo mucyante sarvakilbiṣāiḥ  |
bhuñjate te tvaghaṃ pāpā ye pacantyātmakāraṇāt  ||

Chapter 3 Verse 14
annād bhavanti bhūtāni parjanyād annasaṃbhavaḥ  |
yajñād bhavati parjanyo yajñaḥ karmasamudbhavaḥ  ||

Chapter 3 Verse 15
karma brahmodbhavaṃ viddhi brahmākṣarasamudbhavam  |
tasmāt sarvagataṃ brahma nityaṃ yajñe pratiṣṭhitam  ||

Chapter 3 Verse 16
evaṃ pravartitaṃ cakraṃ nānuvartayatīha yaḥ  |
aghāyurindriyārāmo moghaṃ pārtha sa jīvati  ||

Chapter 3 Verse 17
yastvātmaratireva syād ātmatṛptaśca mānavaḥ  |
ātmanyeva ca saṃtuṣṭas tasya kāryaṃ na vidyate  ||

Chapter 3 Verse 18
nāiva tasya kṛtenārtho nākṛteneha kaścana  |
na cāsya sarvabhūteṣu kaścid arthavyapāśrayaḥ  ||

Chapter 3 Verse 19
tasmād asaktaḥ satataṃ kāryaṃ karma samācara  |
asakto hyācarankarma param āpnoti pūruṣaḥ  ||

Chapter 3 Verse 20
karmaṇāiva hi saṃsiddhim āsthitā janakādayaḥ  |
lokasaṃgrahamevāpi saṃpaśyan kartum arhasi  ||

Chapter 3 Verse 21
yadyad ācarati śreṣṭhas tattad evetaro janaḥ  |
sa yat pramāṇaṃ kurute lokastadanuvartate  ||

Chapter 3 Verse 22
na me pārthāsti kartavyaṃ triṣu lokeṣu kiṃcana  |
nānavāptamavāptavyaṃ varta eva ca karmaṇi  ||

Chapter 3 Verse 23
yadi hyahaṃ na varteyaṃ jātu karmaṇyatandritaḥ  |
mama vartmānuvartante manuṣyāḥ pārtha sarvaśaḥ  ||

Chapter 3 Verse 24
utsīdeyur ime lokā na kuryāṃ karma cedaham  |
saṃkarasya ca kartā syām upahanyām imāḥ prajāḥ  ||

Chapter 3 Verse 25
saktāḥ karmaṇyavidvāṃso yathā kurvanti bhārata  |
kuryād vidvāṅs tathāsaktaś cikīrṣur lokasaṃgraham  ||

Chapter 3 Verse 26
na buddhibhedaṃ janayed ajñānāṃ karmasaṅginām  |
joṣayet sarvakarmāṇi vidvān yuktaḥ samācaran  ||

Chapter 3 Verse 27
prakṛteḥ kriyamāṇāni guṇāiḥ karmāṇi sarvaśaḥ  |
ahaṃkāravimūḍhātmā kartāham iti manyate  ||

Chapter 3 Verse 28
tattvavit tu mahābāho guṇakarmavibhāgayoḥ  |
guṇā guṇeṣu vartanta iti matvā na sajjate  ||

Chapter 3 Verse 29
prakṛter guṇasaṃmūḍhāḥ sajjante guṇakarmasu  |
tān akṛtsnavido mandān kṛtsnavin na vicālayet  ||

Chapter 3 Verse 30
mayi sarvāṇi karmāṇi saṃnyasyādhyātmacetasā  |
nirāśīr nirmamo bhūtvā yudhyasva vigatajvaraḥ  ||

Chapter 3 Verse 31
ye me matam idaṃ nityam anutiṣṭhanti mānavāḥ  |
śraddhāvanto ’nasūyanto mucyante te ’pi karmabhiḥ  ||

Chapter 3 Verse 32
ye tvetad abhyasūyanto nānutiṣṭhanti me matam  |
sarvajñānavimūḍhāṅs tān viddhi naṣṭān acetasaḥ  ||

Chapter 3 Verse 33
sadṛśaṃ ceṣṭate svasyāḥ prakṛter jñānavān api  |
prakṛtiṃ yānti bhūtāni nigrahaḥ kiṃ kariṣyati  ||

Chapter 3 Verse 34
indriyasyendriyasyārthe rāgadveṣāu vyavasthitāu  |
tayor na vaśam āgacchhet tāu hyasya paripanthināu  ||

Chapter 3 Verse 35
śreyān svadharmo viguṇaḥ paradharmāt svanuṣṭhitāt  |
svadharme nidhanaṃ śreyaḥ paradharmo bhayāvahaḥ  ||

Chapter 3 Verse 36
arjuna uvāca  |
atha kena prayukto ’yaṃ pāpaṃ carati pūruṣaḥ  |
anicchannapi vārṣṇeya balād iva niyojitaḥ  ||

Chapter 3 Verse 37
śrībhagavān uvāca  |
kāma eṣa krodha eṣa rajoguṇasamudbhavaḥ  |
mahāśano mahāpāpmā viddhyenam iha vāiriṇam  ||

Chapter 3 Verse 38
dhūmenāvriyate vahnir yathā ’darśo malena ca  |
yatholbenāvṛto garbhas tathā tenedam āvṛtam  ||

Chapter 3 Verse 39
āvṛtaṃ jñānam etena jñānino nityavāiriṇā  |
kāmarūpeṇa kāunteya duṣpūreṇānalena ca  ||

Chapter 3 Verse 40
indriyāṇi mano buddhir asyādhiṣṭhānam ucyate  |
etāir vimohayatyeṣa jñānam āvṛtya dehinam  ||

Chapter 3 Verse 41
tasmāt tvam indriyāṇyādāu niyamya bharatarṣabha  |
pāpmānaṃ prajahi hyenaṃ jñānavijñānanāśanam  ||

Chapter 3 Verse 42
indriyāṇi parāṇyāhur indriyebhyaḥ paraṃ manaḥ  |
manasas tu parā buddhir yo buddheḥ paratas tu saḥ  ||

Chapter 3 Verse 43
evaṃ buddheḥ paraṃ buddhvā saṃstabhyātmānam ātmanā  |
jahi śatruṃ mahābāho kāmarūpaṃ durāsadam  ||

v2.0 May 2015

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