4.41 yoga-sannyasta-karmāṇaṁ (Original)

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<< Chapter 4 verse 40


ātmavantaṁ na karmāṇi
nibadhnanti dhanañ-jaya

‘No deeds bind him, Dhanañjaya[2. Arjuna. Lit: ‘the despiser of wealth’.]!, whose works are yoga-dedicated, whose doubts are wisdom-cut, whose mind is firmly-fixt.’

‘Work, yoga-dedicated (yoga-sanyasta-karma)’: yoga is karma-yoga, or the Mode of performing works in the manner inculcated (above). Dedication or resignation means: that work is performed from the stand-point of wisdom. (When so performed the binding power of work becomes nullified).

Also in the manner inculcated, doubts concerning ātma are dispelled by ātma-wisdom.

Ātmavantam=manasvinam (self-contained) or he whose mind is untrammelled or unassailed by any doubts, or whose mind has attained to a state of unshakable certitude as regards ātma, —from the teaching received.

No string of endless deeds, done by him, can ever bind such a person.

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