18.19 jñānaṁ karma ca kartā ca (Original)

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Chapter 18

<< Chapter 18 Verse 18

Simple

jñānaṁ karma ca kartā ca
tridhaiva guṇa-bhedataḥ
procyate guṇa-saṅkhyāne
yathāvac chṛṇu tāny api

‘Knowledge and Actor are (each) threefold
as differenced by the Guṇas, declared in the Science of the Guṇas. Hear from Me their true nature as well.’

Knowledge regarding the work (or act) to be performed.

The act or work that is to be performed.

And its Actor is the performer thereof.

Guṇa-saṇkhyāne = When enumerating the varieties of the effects of the Guṇas (or qualities).

Their true nature = The nature of Knowledge etc., as differenced (or affected) by the Guṇas (or qualities).

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