Bhagavad Gita: Understanding One Shloka at a time. (Chp. 3, Verse 25) — HBR Patel

Trying to understand Bhagavad Gita, one Shloka at a time…

HBR Patel
2 min readJul 3, 2021


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कुर्याद्विद्वांस्तथासक्तश्चिकीर्षुर्लोकसंग्रहम् || 25||

Just as an ignorant person perform duties with attachment to the results, O Bharata, so should the wise perform an action without attachment, for the sake of leading people on the right path.


Bhagwan Shri Krishna explains to the Arjuna the importance of performing an action without any attachments to the results.

Many like me are attached to the outcome of their actions.

Ignorance motivates the action due to the attachments to the fruits of that action.

Ignorant people perform actions that are prescribed in the Vedic Scripture or the duties assigned to them just for the sake of gaining material pleasures.

The outcome motivates the action.

However, the wise also perform the action prescribed in the Vedic Scripture or the duties assigned to them without any attachment to the results of that action. They perform the actions not to gain material pleasures but to set an example for the world to follow. As a leader, their actions can guide the ignorant out of that ignorance. But eradication the ignorance, those souls also set themselves on the path of self-realization.

Bhagwan Shri Krishna thus motivates Arjuna to fight the war as it is his rightful duty, and he must set an ideal for the society that will contribute to the welfare of the society. As all will be motivated to follow the path set by Arjuna: To Perform Actions Without Any Attachments To The Results.



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