Tuesday, January 7, 2014


Bhagavad Gita As It Is -
Chapter 18 Text 14-15
adhisthanam tatha karta
karanam ca prthag-vidham
vividhas ca prthak cesta
daivam caivatra pancamam

sarira-van-manobhir yat
karma prarabhate narah
nyayyam va viparitam va
pancaite tasya hetavah

adhisthanam--the place; tatha--also; karta--the worker; karanam--instruments; ca--and; prthak-vidham--of different kinds; vividhah--various; ca--and; prthak--separate; cestah--the endeavors; daivam--the Supreme; ca--also; eva--certainly; atra--here; pancamam--the fifth.

sarira--by the body; vak--speech; manobhih--and mind; yat--which; karma--work; prarabhate--begins; narah--a person; nyayyam--right; va--or; viparitam--the opposite; va--or; panca--five; ete--all these; tasya--its; hetavah--causes.


The place of action [the body], the performer, the various senses, the many different kinds of endeavor, and ultimately the Supersoul--these are the five factors of action. Whatever right or wrong action a man performs by body, mind or speech is caused by these five factors.

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