3.18 naiva thasya kruthEnArthO

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Chapter 3

<< Chapter 3 verse 17

SlOkam – Original

naiva thasya kruthEnArthO nAkruthEnEha kaSchana |
na chAsya sarvabhUthEshu kaSchidharthavyapASraya: ||

word-by-word meaning (based on puththUr krishNamAchArya swAmy’s thamizh translation)

iha – In this stage of being realized of AthmA
thasya – for him
kruthEna – for the karmas which were performed
artha: na – there is no result
akruthEna – for the karmas which were not performed
kaSchana (anartha:) – not affected by ill-effects
asya – for him
sarva bhUthEshu – in all objects (which are transformation of prakruthi (material nature))
arthavyapASraya: – to depend on
kaSchith – anything
na cha (asthi) – not there

Simple Translation (based on puththUr krishNamAchArya swAmy’s thamizh translation)

For him who is In this stage of being realized of AthmA, neither there is result for the karmas which were performed [by him] nor he is affected by ill-effects for the karmas which were not performed [by him].  There is nothing for him in all objects (which are transformation of prakruthi (material nature)) to depend on.

Rendering based on ALkoNdavilli gOvindhAchArya swAmy’s English translation of gIthA bhAshyam

‘Here, neither Work nor No-work serves him any purpose. For, not is there in creation he has to depend on.’

>> Chapter 3 verse 19

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