Bhagavagd Gita

Track Running Session 13- Track 1308

na buddhi–bhedaṁ janayed ajñānāṁ karma–saṅginām |
joṣayet sarva–karmāṇi vidvān yuktaḥ samācaran
||26|| (III)

This is not followed by many people. Even the wisest people in India since a long time, and that is one of the reasons of our trouble. You should not create a wrong impression among the people na buddhi–bhedaṁ, you should not confuse the intelligence of people.

You must have seen many Yogis saying, “hamko kya hai? That creates buddhi–bhedaṁ: you may be free from action but do not say therefore, “hamko kya hai”. It creates a wrong impression on the minds of people; even the people when they are not born above action, even they will say: “hamko kya hai”; and that will create a lot of confusion.

na buddhi–bhedaṁ janayed ajñānāṁ karma–saṅginām |

“Those who are attached to their actions, those who are ignorant, in their minds you should not create any confusion.” joṣayet sarva–karmāṇi, not only one action but every action, joṣayet sarva–karmāṇi, because even here, we have failed: the Yogi say: “We shall do only this action, and that action we won’t do; for us appropriate action is only this much, this action is inappropriate.” No: joṣayet sarvakarmāṇi, he should show example in every activity.

Like Vasishtha, and Vishvamitra, they attained to the highest positions in the consciousness, they were absolutely free, and yet if you look at their works: Vasishtha was the advisor to Rama, and to his father Dasharatha, in every activity of the state, they took cognitions of every little thing, entered into every detail of the work, and advised in every way, and acted in every way: sarva–karmāṇi. They did not say, “hamko kya hai?” If politics is a part of life, you may not do politics with the intentions with which people who ignorantly are doing, but political activities are part of social organisation; therefore, even that kind of activity.

This is very important for Arjuna to know because Arjuna said, “Why should I do this ghora karma?sarva–karmāṇi, even this action, even the battle that has to be fought in the battlefield, even that, even when you are free, you have still to do that:

joṣayet sarva–karmāṇi vidvān yuktaḥ samācaran ||

yuktaḥ, one who is completely a yogi: vidvān, means one who is completely identified with the Supreme. The wise one who is fully identified with the Supreme, he should, joṣayet sarva–karmāṇi, he should join himself; throw himself into all kinds of actions. When you do all actions, you have to know what is the origin of action.

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