Bhagavad Gita, Sri Ramakrishna, Swami Vivekananda

Yoga of Renunciation of Action



The Yoga of Renunciation of Action (Karma Sannyasa) Bhagavad Gita V

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Chapter V: The Yoga of Renunciation of action (Karma Sannyasa Yoga) of the Bhagavad Gita.

Bhagavad Gita V-2. Karmayoga (Action) is better than Sannyasa (renunciation)

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Chapter V of the Bhagavad Gita: Yoga Renunciation of action (Karma Sannyasa Yoga)

Outline of Chapter V Yoga Renunciation of action Sannyasa (Bhagavad Gita, Karma)

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Fifteen first verses of this chapter of the Bhagavad Gita (Yoga Philosophy)

Arjuna said:

1. Thou praise the renunciation of actions, O Krishna, while at the same time you praise the performance of the action; Tell me for sure which one is the best.

The Lord said:

Renunciation and Yoga of Action, both lead to the highest bliss. But of these two, Karma Yoga (Yoga of Action) is superior to Sannyasa (renunciation)

3. You must know the one who always renounces, whom he has neither dislikes nor likes; for he who is free from the pairs of opposites, he is easily freed from bondage.

4. Children, not the wise, say that Jnana yoga and Karma Yoga are distinct: He who is truly established in either of them obtains the fruit of both 

5. The goal that the Sankhyas achieve is also achieved by the Yogis. He who truly sees sees Sankhya and yoga as one.

6. But renunciation is difficult to attain without the yoga of action. The sage who is harmonised in Yoga quickly goes to Brahman 

Bhagavad Gita V-6. Renunciation is difficult to achieve except through yoga

7. The yogi who has purified himself, who has achieved mastery over his mind and all his senses, who has become one with Atman in all creation, although he acts, remains unaffected.

8. The yogi who has seen the Truth knows that it is not he who acts while he sees, hears, touches, smells, eats, walks, sleeps or breathes.

9. Speaking, letting go, remaining determined, opening or closing the eyes, with the conviction that it is the senses who are moving in their respective spheres.

10. He who dedicates his actions to Brahman and performs them without attachment is not stained by without, just as the lotus leaf is not wet by water.

11. Only with the body, mind and intellect, and also with the senses, yogis perform actions without attachment for the sake of self-purification.

12. The harmonised yogi, abandoning the fruits of action attains final peace, while the non-united one impelled by desire for the fruits of action is bound.

Bhagavad Gita V-12. A yoga man obtains eternal peace by abandoning the fruit of action

13. Renouncing all actions with the mind, the inhabitant of the body, who is the master of himself, rests happily in his “city of nine gates”, without doing or obtaining anything.

14. The Lord has not created the world for the world, nor the one in which he acts, nor the action; he also has not connected the action with the fruit of it. It is nature that is working.

15. The Lord does not assume through Himself neither the vice nor the virtue of anyone; It is ignorance that masks knowledge and deceives all creatures.

The rest of the verses are in the Courses and in the Book The Yoga of Wisdom: Bhagavad Gita

Thus ends the fifth chapter, entitled the Yoga of Renunciation of Action (Karma Sannyasa Yoga)

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