Yatharth Geeta | timeless wisdom on work

Yatharth Geeta"Man neither attain to the final state of actionlessness by desisting from work, nor does he achieve deva (divine) perfection by just renunciation of work." - Shreemad Bhagwad Geeta

Commentary by Swami Agadananda in the book, Yatharth Geeta, The Geeta in its True Perspective .

There is a no escape from action. A man cannot achieve the state of actionlessness by not commencing work, nor can he attain to the state of divine perfection by merely giving up an undertaken task. So, whether Arjun prefers, the Way of Knowledge or the Way of Selfless Action, he has to toil alike for each of them.

Usually, at this point, seekers on the way to God begin to look for shortcuts and escapes. We have to be on our guard against the common misconception that we become "selfless doers" just because we do not undertake any work. That is why Krishn emphasizes the point that one does not achieve the state of actionlessness by just not beginning work.

The point where both good and evil deeds cease completely, where alone there is true "actionlessness", can be reached only through action. There are the misguided ones, on the other hand, who believe that they are unconcerned with action because they are men of intellect and discernment, and because there is no action such as on their chosen path. But they who renounce action under an impression are not really men of wisdom. Just renunciation of an undertaken task can not lead anyone to the attainment of realizing and becoming one with God.

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