16. B.Gita- III,9- My place in the universe: a wider perspective

A person is bound by karma if it is not done as yajna. For this reason, Kaunteya (Arjuna)! being one free from attachment, perform action for the sake of that (yajna). Bhagavad Gita III, 9

What does the sanskrit word ‘yajna’ mean here? Am I an isolated individual in this universe or am I always related whether I like it or not and know it or not to the whole universe? How the idea of interconnectedness can make us appreciate our place in a wider scheme of things? How is the fact of ‘yajna’ a essential criteria in making choices over actions?

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