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18.26 mukta-saṅgo ’nahaṁ-vādī (Original)

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mukta-saṅgo ’nahaṁ-vādī
dhṛty-utsāha-samanvitaḥ
siddhy-asiddhyor nirvikāraḥ
kartā sāttvika ucyate

‘He is called Sātvika-Actor who is attachment-
free, boasts not of ‘I-ness,’ full of courage and zeal, unmoved by success or failure.’

Attachment-free = Exempt from attachment for fruit.

An-aham-vādi = who boasts not of self (=I-ness), as the agent, or who is devoid of the pride or love of self being agent (of an act).

Dhṛiti = Courage or fortitude, or the being able to bear up against all unavoidable sufferings incidental to the prosecution of a work undertaken.

Utsāha = Zeal, enthusiasm for effort, or the being enlivened with an active spirit for work.

And to be unmoved whether success or failure follow an action such as that of a war, or other acts such as earning money and other necessaries for prosecuting such a war. To be such an Actor is called Sātvika.

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18.25 anubandhaṁ kṣayaṁ hiṁsām (Original)

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Chapter 18

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anubandhaṁ kṣayaṁ hiṁsām
anapekṣya ca pauruṣam
mohād ārabhyate karma
yat tat tāmasam ucyate

‘That Act is called Tāmasa which, in daring, is undertaken from delusion, heedless of issues, loss and hurt.’

Issues (anubandha) = the pain etc., which is a necessary concomitant of work.

Loss (kshaya) is the expenditure of money (etc.,) accruing from performing a work.

Hurt (himsā) = injury (trouble, annoyance, pain etc.,) that a work subjects creatures to.

Daring (paurusha) = the boast of the person to be able to carry a work on to completion.

A work done in such a heedless manner, from delusion (moha) or ignorance of the real Actor-ship of Paramapurusha, is called Tāmasa.

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