Chapter 2. Yoga of Wisdom: Verse 49

Sanskrit Verse


दूरेण ह्यवरं कर्म बुद्धियोगाद्धनञ्जय |
बुद्धौ शरणमन्विच्छ कृपणा: फलहेतव: ||

Transliteration


Doorena hyavaram karma buddhi-yogaad Dhananjaya
buddhau sharanam anvichchha kripanaah phala-hetavah

English Translation


O Arjuna, discard performing actions for the sake of fruits for it is inferior, take refuge in the intellect united with divine knowledge. Miserly are those who seek fulfillment from the fruits of their actions.

Commentary & Explanation


Topics:Karma Happiness Success Karma Yoga

Glossary

DoorenaDiscard from a long distance
HiCertainly
AvaramInferior
KarmaActions
Buddhi-yogaatWisdom united
DhananjayaWinner of wealth (Arjuna)
BuddhauIn wisdom
SharanamSurrender; refuge
AnvichchhaDesire; seek
KripanaahMiserly
Phala-hetavahSeekers of fruits of actions