Thursday, January 23, 2014
Bhagavad Gita As It Is -
Chapter 18 Text 19
jnanam karma ca karta ca
yathavac chrnu tany api
jnanam--knowledge; karma--work; ca--also; karta--worker; ca--also; tridha--of three kinds; eva--certainly; guna-bhedatah--in terms of different modes of material nature; procyate--are said; guna-sankhyane--in terms of different modes; yatha-vat--as they are; srnu--hear; tani--all of them; api--also.
According to the three different modes of material nature, there are three kinds of knowledge, action and performer of action. Now hear of them from Me.
Srila Prabhupada, in his purport, writes; In the Fourteenth Chapter the three divisions of the modes of material nature were elaborately described. In that chapter it was said that the mode of goodness is illuminating, the mode of passion materialistic, and the mode of ignorance conducive to laziness and indolence. All the modes of material nature are binding; they are not sources of liberation. Even in the mode of goodness one is conditioned.