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Bhagavad Gita Chapter 4 Verse 16

भगवद् गीता अध्याय 4 श्लोक 16

किं कर्म किमकर्मेति कवयोऽप्यत्र मोहिताः।
तत्ते कर्म प्रवक्ष्यामि यज्ज्ञात्वा मोक्ष्यसेऽशुभात्।।4.16।।

English Translation - Swami Gambirananda

4.16 Even the intelligent are confounded as to what is action and what is inaction. I shall tell you of that action by knowing which you will become free from evil.

English Translation - Swami Sivananda

4.16 What is action? What is inaction? As to this even the wise are confused. Therefore I shall teach thee such action (the nature of action and inaction) by knowing which thou shalt be liberated from the evil (of Samsara, the wheel of birth and death).

English Translation - Dr. S. Sankaranarayan

4.16. Even the wise are perplexed about what is action and what is non-action; I shall preperly teach you the action, by knowing which you shall be freed from evil.

Transliteration Bhagavad Gita 4.16

Kim karma kim akarmeti kavayo’pyatra mohitaah; Tat te karma pravakshyaami yajjnaatwaa mokshyase’shubhaat.

Word Meanings Bhagavad Gita 4.16

kim—what; karma—action; kim—what; akarma—inaction; iti—thus; kavayaḥ—the wise; api—even; atra—in this; mohitāḥ—are confused; tat—that; te—to you; karma—action; pravakṣhyāmi—I shall explain; yat—which; jñātvā—knowing; mokṣhyase—you may free yourself; aśhubhāt—from inauspiciousness