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14. B.Gita- II,47- Facts about action & results

Your choice is with reference to action only, but definitely never with reference to its results. Do not (think yourself to) be the author (or the cause) of the results of action. Nor should you have attachment towards inaction. Bhagavad Gita II, 47

This is one of the most well known verse of Bhagavad Gita and unfortunately not always understood clearly. There is a fact of human existence that one has to be aware of : one has a choice over action and not over the result. Does then the Gita say that we should not have any expectations over the results of our actions? Does it tell us to be fatalistic ? if no, then what does this verse mean precisely and what are the implications of this fact for living our life?

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The translation from Sanskrit to English of the Bhagavad Gita verses presented in this series of videos is from our teacher Swami Dayananda Saraswati.

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