Chapter 3: Karma-yoga
yajnarthat karmano ‘nyatra
loko ‘yam karma-bandhanah
tad-artham karma kaunteya
Work done as a sacrifice for Visnu has to be performed, otherwise work binds one to this material world. Therefore, O son of Kunti, perform your prescribed duties for His satisfaction, and in that way you will always remain unattached and free from bondage.
Since one has to work even for the simple maintenance of the body, the prescribed duties for a particular social position and quality are so made that that purpose can be fulfilled.Yajnameans Lord Visnu, or sacrificial performances. All sacrificial performances also are meant for the satisfaction of Lord Visnu. TheVedasenjoin:yajno vai visnuh.In other words, the same purpose is served whether one performs prescribedyajnasor directly serves Lord Visnu. Krsna consciousness is therefore performance ofyajnaas it…
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