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6-Dec-2014 Bhagavad Gita Quote

Saturday 6 December 2014 Leave a comment Go to comments

I read this quote the other day :

In the Bhagavad Gita, Krishna advises Arjuna, “ Let go of the fruits of your actions. Your job is to act as perfectly as you can—My job is to take care of the results.”

I really like that – my interpretation is “act as perfectly as you can – and don’t worry about the rest, it will sort itself out“.
The Bhagavad Gita is one of the most important Hindu scriptures, a bit like the Bible or Gospels if you are Christian (which I am not).

But then I looked at another translation and couldn’t find the same quote exactly – this seemed to be closest:

You are only entitled to the action, never to its fruits. Do not let the fruits of action be your motive, but do not attach yourself to nonaction. — Chapter 2, verse 47

In fact it turns out that translating the Bhagavad Gita is a pretty random exercise, refer this link, although no doubt there are many other places where they discuss varying translations.

Anyway, its good to stuff to ponder on, whilst I lay in my hammock on the back deck!

The main reason for posting this is that it is soooo close to my preferred and most favourite mantra. If you know me then you will know that I try to live this each and every day :

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