आत्मवन्तं न कर्माणि निबध्नन्ति धनञ्जय।।4.41।।
।।4.41।। जिसने योगद्वारा कर्मों का संन्यास किया है ज्ञानद्वारा जिसके संशय नष्ट हो गये हैं ऐसे आत्मवान् पुरुष को हे धनंजय कर्म नहीं बांधते हैं।।
Lord Krishna explains that the performance of karma yoga or prescribed Vedic activities is the mode of action in the ways He indicated above. Dedication and renunciation means that actions are performed in jnana yoga or the cultivation of Vedic knowledge. When performed in this way the binding power of actions becomes neutralised. Also by this method any doubts concerning the atma or soul are dispelled by knowledge of the atma. The compound word atma-vantam means one who is self-satisfied. One whose mind is unassailable and unapproachable by any type of doubt. Such a person has achieved an unshakeable certitude about the reality and eternality of the soul from the teachings received from the spiritual master. No actions performed for oneself or for others in the present or the future can ever bind such a person.