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Yogi Ramacharaka

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William Atkinson / Yogi Ramacharaka's

Bhagavad Gita

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Introduction - The Scene; Theme; and Character - Gloom of Arjuna - Inner Doctrine - The Secret of Work - Spiritual Knowledge - Renunciation - Self Mastery - Spiritual Discernment - Mystery of Omnipresence - Kingly Knowledge - Universal Perfection - Universal Manifestation - Yoga of Devotion - Knower and the Known - Three Gunas or Qualities - Consciousness of the Supreme - Good and Evil Natures - Threefold Faith - Renunciation and Freedom - Contents -

Part 5 - Renunciation - p. 62

Then, again, spake Arjuna, the Pandu Prince, unto Krishna, the Blessed Lord, saying:

"O Krishna, thou speakest in paradoxes, for first dost thou praise renunciation of actions, and then praisest thou the performance of service through actions. Pray which of these two hath the greater merit? And I beg of thee that thou telleth me plainly and without danger of further doubt and confusion on my part."

Krishna: "Say I unto thee, O Prince, that both Renunciation of Action and Service through Action have great merit --- both lead toward the highest goal. But, verily, I say unto thee, that, of the two, the performance of Service is preferable to the Renunciation of Action --- Right Action is better than is Inaction. But even in the use of these terms, thou must be watchful lest thou fail into confusion. For truly is he the greatest

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