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Bhagavad Gita Chapter 3 Verse 4

भगवद् गीता अध्याय 3 श्लोक 4

न कर्मणामनारम्भान्नैष्कर्म्यं पुरुषोऽश्नुते।
न च संन्यसनादेव सिद्धिं समधिगच्छति।।3.4।।

English Translation - Swami Gambirananda

3.4 A person does not attain freedom from action by abstaining from action; nor does he attain fulfilment merely through renunciation.

English Translation - Swami Sivananda

3.4 Not by non-performance of actions does man reach actionlessness; nor by mere renunciation does he attain to perfection.

English Translation - Dr. S. Sankaranarayan

3.4. A person attains actionlessness not [just] by non-commencement of actions; and not just by renunciation, he attains success (emancipation).

Transliteration Bhagavad Gita 3.4

Na karmanaam anaarambhaan naishkarmyam purusho’shnute; Na cha sannyasanaad eva siddhim samadhigacchati.

Word Meanings Bhagavad Gita 3.4

na—not; karmaṇām—of actions; anārambhāt—by abstaining from; naiṣhkarmyam—freedom from karmic reactions; puruṣhaḥ—a person; aśhnute—attains; na—not; cha—and; sannyasanāt—by renunciation; eva—only; siddhim—perfection; samadhigachchhati—attains