ISKCON OF BERGEN COUNTY

in New Jersey

3.4
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na karmaṇām anārambhān
naiṣkarmyaṁ puruṣo ’śnute
na ca sannyasanād eva
siddhiṁ samadhigacchati

na — not; karmaṇām — of prescribed duties; anārambhāt — by nonperformance; naiṣkarmyam — freedom from reaction; puruṣaḥ — a man; aśnute — achieves; na — nor; ca — also; sannyasanāt — by renunciation; eva — simply; siddhim — success; samadhigacchati — attains.

Not by merely abstaining from work can one achieve freedom from reaction, nor by renunciation alone can one attain perfection.

Synonyms

Translation

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न कर्मणामनारम्भान्नैष्कर्म्य पुरुषोऽश्न‍ुते ।
न च सन्न्यसनादेव सिद्धिं समधिगच्छति ॥ ४ ॥