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Bhagavad Gita Chapter 18 Verse 23

भगवद् गीता अध्याय 18 श्लोक 23

नियतं सङ्गरहितमरागद्वेषतः कृतम्।
अफलप्रेप्सुना कर्म यत्तत्सात्त्विकमुच्यते।।18.23।।

हिंदी अनुवाद - स्वामी रामसुख दास जी ( भगवद् गीता 18.23)

।।18.23।।जो कर्म शास्त्रविधिसे नियत किया हुआ और कर्तृत्वाभिमानसे रहित हो तथा फलेच्छारहित मनुष्यके द्वारा बिना रागद्वेषके किया हुआ हो? वह सात्त्विक कहा जाता है।

English Translation of Sanskrit Commentary By Sri Shankaracharya's

18.23 Niyatam, the daily obligatory; karma, action; yat, which; is krtam, performed; sanga-rahitam, without attachment; araga-dvesatah, without likes or dislikes; aphala-prepsuna, by one who does not hanker for rewards, by an agent who is the opposite of one who is desirous of the fruits of action; tat, that (action); ucyate, is said to be; sattvikam, born of sattva.

English Translation of Commentary - Dr. S. Sankaranarayan

18.23 See Comment under 18.25

English Translation of Ramanuja's Sanskrit Commentary

18.23 Obligatory act is that which is appropriate to ones own station and stage of life. Doing it without attachment means devoid of attachment to agency etc., and without desire or aversion means that it is not done through desire to win fame and aversion to win notoriety, i.e., is performed without ostentation - when obligatory works are performed in the above-mentioned way by one who is not after their fruits, they are said to be Sattvika.

Transliteration Bhagavad Gita 18.23

Niyatam sangarahitam araagadweshatah kritam; Aphalaprepsunaa karma yattat saattwikamuchyate.

Word Meanings Bhagavad Gita 18.23

niyatam—in accordance with scriptures; saṅga-rahitam—free from attachment; arāga-dveṣhataḥ—free from attachment and aversion; kṛitam—done; aphala-prepsunā—without desire for rewards; karma—action; yat—which; tat—that; sāttvikam—in the mode of goodness; uchyate—is called