• Arjun said: O mighty-armed one, I wish to understand the purpose of renunciation and of the renounced order of life, O killer of the kesi demon, master of the senses.

• The supreme personality of Godhead said: The giving up of activities that are based on material desire is what great learned men call the renounced order of life. And giving up the results of all activities is what the wise call renunciation.

• Acts of sacrifice, charity and penance are not to be given up; they must be performed. Indeed, sacrifice, charity and penance purify even the great souls.

• For one who is not renounced, the threefold fruits of action desirable, undesirable and mixed- accure after death. But those who are in the renounced order of life have no such result to suffer of enjoy.

• The place of action, the performer, the various senses, the many different kinds of endeavor, and ultimately the supersoul – these are the five factors of action.

• That action which is regulated and which is performed without attachment, without love or hatred, and without desire for fruitive results is said to be in the mode of goodness.

• But action performed with great effort by one seeking to gratify his desires, and enacted from a sense of false ego, is called action in the mode of passion.

• That action performed in illusion, in disregard of scriptural injunctions and without concern for future bondage or for violence or distress caused to others is said to be in the mode of ignorance.

• One who performs his duty without association with the modes of material nature, without false ego, with great determination and enthusiasm, and without wavering in success or failure is said to be a worker in the mode of goodness.

• The worker who is attached to work and the fruits of work, desiring to enjoy those fruits, and who is greedy, always envious, impure and moved by joy and sorrow, is said to be in the mode of passion.

• That understanding which considers irreligion to be religion and religion to be irreligion, under the spell of illusion and darkness, and strives always in the wrong direction, O Partha, is in the mode of ignorance.

• That which in the beginning may be just like poison but at the end is just lide nectar and which awakens one to self-realization is said to be happiness in the mode of goodness.

• That happiness which is derived from contact of the senses with their objects and which appears like nector at first but poison at the end is said to be the nature of passion.

• And that happiness which is blind to self-realization, which is delusion from beginning to end and which arises form sleep, laziness and illusion is said to be of the nature of ignorance.

• Peaceful, self-control, austerity, purity, tolerance, honesty, knowledge, wisdom and religiousness – these are the natural qualities by which the Brahmans work.

• Heroism, power, determination, resourcefulness, courage in battle, generosity and leadership are the natural qualities of work for the ksatriyas.

• Farming, cow protection and business are the natural work for the vaisyas, and for the sudras there is labor and service to other.

• It is better to engage in one’s own occupation, even though one may perform it imperfectly, than to accept another’s occupation and perform it perfectly. Duties prescribed according to one’s nature are never affected by sinful reactions.

• One who is thus transcendentally situated at once realizes the supreme Brahman and becomes fully joyful. He never laments or desire to have anythings. He is equally disposed toward every living entity. In that state he attains pure devotional service unto Me.

• One can understand Me as I am, as the supreme personality of Godhead, only by devotional service. And when one is in full consciousness of me by such devotion, he can enter into the kingdom of God.

• If you becomes conscious of Me, you will pass over all the obstacles of conditioned life by My grace. If, however, you do not work in such consciousness but act through false ego, not hearing Me, you will be lost.

• The supreme Lord is situated in everyone’s heart, Oh Arjun, and is directing the wanderings of all living entities, who are seated as on a machine, made of the material energy.

• Always think of Me, become My devotee, worship Me and offer your homage unto Me. Thus you will come to Me without fail. I promise you this because you are My very dear friend.

• Abandon all varieties of religion and just surrender unto me. I shall deliver you from all sinful reactions. Do not fear.

• For one who explains this supreme secret to the devotees, pure devotional service is guaranteed, and at the end he will come back to Me.

• There is no servant in this world more dear to Me than he, nor will there ever be one more dear.

• Arjun said: My dear Krishna, O infallible one, my illusion is now gone. I have regained my memory by your mercy. I am now firm and free form doubt and am prepared to act according to your instructions.

• Wherever there is Krishna , the master of all mystics, and wherever there is Arjun, the supreme archer, there will also certainly be opulence, victory, extraordinary power, and morality. That is my opinion.