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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 18 - Renunciation and Freedom - p. 164

Then spake Arjuna, unto Krishna, the Blessed Lord, saying:

"O Blessed Lord, inform me, I pray thee, regarding the nature of Sannyasa, or the Abstaining from Action, on the one hand; and Tyaga, or the Renunciation of the Fruits of Action, on the other hand. Pray tell me, O Lord, of the true principle of each and also of the differences and distinction between these two.

Krishna: 'The Sages have told us that the principle of Sannyasa, or Abstaining from Action, lieth in the forsaking of all Action which hath a desired object; and that the principle of Tyaga, or Renunciation of Fruits of Action, lieth in the forsaking of all the Fruits of every Action. Notest thou this subtle distinction, O Prince? Then, also, have certain teachers informed us that Actions are to be forsaken as evil, yea, even as evil as crimes. Still other teachers have informed us

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