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Bhagavad Gita Chapter 18 Verse 47

भगवद् गीता अध्याय 18 श्लोक 47

श्रेयान्स्वधर्मो विगुणः परधर्मात्स्वनुष्ठितात्।
स्वभावनियतं कर्म कुर्वन्नाप्नोति किल्बिषम्।।18.47।।

English Translation - Dr. S. Sankaranarayan

18.47. Better is ones own prescribed duties, [born of ones nature, even though] it is devoid of ality, than anothers duty well executed; the doer of duty, dependent on (or prescribed according to) ones own nature, does not incur sin.

English Translation of Commentary - Dr. S. Sankaranarayan

18.47 See Comment under 18.60

Transliteration Bhagavad Gita 18.47

Shreyaanswadharmo vigunah paradharmaat swanushthitaat; Swabhaavaniyatam karma kurvannaapnoti kilbisham.

Word Meanings Bhagavad Gita 18.47

śhreyān—better; swa-dharmaḥ—one’s own prescribed occupational duty; viguṇaḥ—imperfectly done; para-dharmāt—than another’s dharma; su-anuṣhṭhitāt—perfectly done; svabhāva-niyatam—according to one’s innate nature; karma—duty; kurvan—by performing; na āpnoti—does not incur; kilbiṣham—sin