18.47 svabhāva-niyataṁ karma (Original)

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Chapter 18

<< Chapter 18 Verse 46.5

Simple

svabhāva-niyataṁ karma
kurvan nāpnoti kilbiṣam

‘Doing work that by nature is appointed, one incurs not sin.’

To a being joined to matter, and endowed with senses, it is normality to act, inasmuch as his organs tend in that direction. Fulfilling acts so warranted, no sin, i.e., samsāra is incurred, for to action, no danger is incidental. But Jñāna-Yoga is one which has to be achieved by first obtaining mastery over the senses, and is besides beset with dangers, dragging one to sin.

By showing that thus Karma-Path is better, the doctrine promulgated in the Third Lecture is now (corroboratively) noticed:

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