SrI: SrImathE SatakOpAya nama: SrImathE rAmAnujAya nama: SrImath varavaramunayE nama:
evaṁ jñātvā kṛtaṁ karma
pūrvair api mumukṣubhiḥ
kuru karmaiva tasmāt tvaṁ
pūrvaiḥ pūrva-taraṁ kṛtam
‘So understanding, did the moksha-seeking ancients do work. Do thou also work, like the ancients, in the ancient way.’
Understanding Me in the way propounded above, did the ancients work (work as if it were all My Worship); —the moksha-aspiring and sinless ancients.
Do thou also —released from all evil by thy knowledge of Me in the way inculcated— work, or observe Karma-Yoga in the old style, as adopted by the ancients, Vivasvān, Manu etc., (read iv-i), —Karma-Yoga, as taught by Me at that time, and such as is going to be expounded further on.
The difficulty of understanding the kind of Karma-(yoga) —which is going to be described— is stated:—
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