Karm karo fal ki chinta mat karo

Karm karo fal ki chinta mat karo

“Karm karo fal ki chinta mat karo“, when translated to english it means “Do your act and don’t think about the outcome”.

Many people raise question over the relevance of this statement in the real word. I love the question on this statement of “Bhagavad Gita” as I myself as a child use to question the authenticity of this statement, and use to wonder that how could I score runs in cricket while batting If I don’t think about winning.

The answer to this question is very simple and can be answered by a statement only, like “ You will go to jail definitely

Confused na, the above statement is a statement but does it make a sense, because I have given you only a part of a statement. The complete statement was suppose for eg: “ If you commit a heinous crime and get caught by police, “ You will go to jail definitely

The complete paragraph has given us a clear statement. This was just an example.

This is what is happening when you don’t read the statement before and after the verse in which Shri Krishna stated

कर्मण्येवाधिकारस्ते मा फलेषु कदाचन ।

मा कर्मफलहेतुर्भुर्मा ते संगोऽस्त्वकर्मणि ॥2.47 // karm karo fal ki chinta mat karo//

There are 18 chapters in Gita and about I think close to 700 verse without reading at least most of them we are stressing on one point which doesn’t make any sense.

Gita is a book, not a paragraph, don’t try to get a summary of a book from one paragraph.

Gita also say this

योगस्थः कुरु कर्माणि सङ्गं त्यक्त्वा धनञ्जय।

सिद्ध्यसिद्ध्योः समो भूत्वा समत्वं योग उच्यते।।2.48।।

meaning yoga-sthah—steadfast in yoga; kuru—perform; karmani—your duty; sangam—attachment; tyaktva—having abandoned; dhananjaya—O Dhananjaya; siddhi-asiddhyoh—in success and failure; samah—the same; bhutva—having become; samatvam—evenness of mind; yogah-yoga; ucyate—is called.

Samatvam yog Uchayate: meaning “to have a balanced approach towards everything, is called Yoga”, balanced approach towards loss, towards victory, towards hitting a sixer to getting bold in the first ball, all you can do is work hard practice you have authority over yourself not on the results not on the outcomes.

Here in the above statement, verse 2.47, Shri Krishna is saying to Arjun

“You have control over performing your act, but you are not entitled to the fruits of action. Never be a slave to the outcome of an act but still, you should not be demotivated to perform your action.

Be in a state of yoga, Arjuna. Perform your duty and abandon all attachment to success or failure. Such evenness of mind is called yoga”

“ Perform your duties without being in the dilemma of emerging out as a winner or looser”

Don’t presume Krishna to be some kind of Allien or Superhuman, but feel him as a human with superb clarity of thoughts.

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