Bhagavad Gita Chapter 3, Shlok 9

Bhagavad Gita Chapter 3, Shlok 9

yajñārthāt karmaṇo ’nyatra loko ’yaṁ karma-bandhanaḥ
tad-arthaṁ karma kaunteya mukta-saṅgaḥ samāchara

 Work must be done as a yajña (sacrifice) to the Supreme Lord; otherwise, work causes bondage in this material world. Therefore, O son of Kunti, perform your prescribed duties, without being attached to the results, for the satisfaction of God.

Word by Word Meaning:

yajña-arthāt - for the sake of sacrifice
karmaṇaḥ - than action
anyatra - else
lokaḥ - material world
ayam - this
karma-bandhanaḥ - bondage through one’s work
tat - that
artham - for the sake of
karma - action
kaunteya - Arjun, the son of Kunti
mukta-saṅgaḥ - free from attachment
samāchara - perform properly

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