Sunday, August 03, 2014

Karmanye Vaadhika-raste, Maa Phaleshu Kadachana - Meaning

"karmany evadhikaras te
ma phalesu kadachana
ma karma-phala-hetur bhur
ma te sango ’stv akarmani" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Two verse 47)

"कर्मणये वाधिकारस्ते मां फलेषु कदाचन । मां कर्मफलहेतुर्भू: मांते संङगोस्त्वकर्मणि" ।।
(Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Two verse 47)

"श्री कृष्ण भगवान ने अर्जुन से कहा: आप को अपने निर्धारित कर्तव्य का पालन करने का अधिकार है, लेकिन आप कभी कर्म फल की इच्छा से कर्म मत करो (कर्म फल देने का अधिकार सिर्फ ईश्वर को है)। कर्म फल की अपेक्षा से आप कभी कर्म मत करें, न ही आप की कभी कर्म न करने में प्रवृर्ति हो (आप की हमेशा कर्म करने में प्रवृर्ति हो) ।।" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Two verse 47)

"Sri Krishna said to Arjuna: You have a right to perform your prescribed duty, but you are not entitled to the fruits of action. Never consider yourself the cause of the results of your activities, and never be attached to not doing your duty." (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Two verse 47)

Here below is detailed meaning of this verse:

1) karmany evadhikaras te: कर्मणये वाधिकारस्ते: you have a right to work only
2) ma phalesu kadachana: मां फलेषु कदाचन: but have no right to the fruits thereof
3) ma karma-phala-hetur bhur: मां कर्मफलहेतुर्भू: let not the fruits be the motive of doing karmas
4) ma te sango ’stv akarmani: मांते संङगोस्त्वकर्मणि: let yourself not be attached to inaction.

Below are some quotes from famous personalities across the world on the Bhagavat Gita:

"When doubts haunt me, when disappointments stare me in the face, and I see not one ray of hope on the horizon, I turn to Bhagavad-Gita and find a verse to comfort me; and I immediately begin to smile in the midst of overwhelming sorrow. Those who meditate on the Gita will derive fresh joy and new meanings from it every day." Mahatma Gandhi

"When I read the Bhagavad-Gita and reflect about how God created this universe everything else seems so superfluous." Albert Einstein

"The Bhagavad-Gita is a true scripture of the human race a living creation rather than a book, with a new message for every age and a new meaning for every civilization." Sri Aurobindo

"From a clear knowledge of the Bhagavad-Gita all the goals of human existence become fulfilled. Bhagavad-Gita is the manifest quintessence of all the teachings of the Vedic scriptures." Adi Shankara

Jai Shri Krishna


  1. Even now Bhagvad Gita offers guidance and solutions to every day problems.Reading a shloka a day and reflecting upon the same inspires me .I believe that -Those who study and try to practice Gita lose their right to be unhappy.Open up Gita and pray to find shloka neede to guide you at that moment.Jai shrikrishna

  2. I find our epic Bhagavad Gita to be my source of inspiration and I try and learn to follow it in every aspect of life.

  3. Its a great scripture of all time irrespective of religion and region

    1. Anonymous12:05 AM

      This is called as openness of mind.Actually every body should respect others religion also. Our knowledge is nowhere in front granth like bhagwat gita, Quran, Bible and so on. Understanding this is first step towards being religious. Hats off to you dost for your comment

    2. Yes... Applaud/appreciate, usually we get very very few comment from our Muslim community.. We all shd be liberal & adopt good things from all the religion.

  4. I marvel at the great minds that evolved a theory such as this viz. Do what you ought,without placing sights on the outcome,leaving that to the other theory of karma--seems a perfect advice/guidance to all to create a perfect society. N. Prasad

  5. It has enumerous thought . Very exciting and inspirational too.

  6. For Every Problem or Sorrow, there's a solution in Bhagavadgita.

  7. Beautiful verse, let us all seek guidance from

    1. Karmvadi12:25 AM

      Very right Akber Bhai . If everyone follow the theme of this immortal verse , there will no sorrow in whole world. Each and every one will Happy forever.

  8. Very Beautiful verse of Geeta, but we all have to agree that nowadays there are only few humans who follow this. After all this is human tendency that after every good work he/she start to think about what the result will be ???

  9. Anonymous1:54 PM

    Hare krishna