Bhagavadgita: Chapter 3: Karma Yoga

I have uploaded the Kannada, Devanagari and English transliteration of the third chapter of Srimad Bhagavadgita at the Mantras page.

In this chapter, Arjuna asks the Lord which of the two, out of Karma and Jnana (knowledge) is the right path to undertake. Krishna’s explanation of the importance of following one’s Varnochita maarga, the path according to one’s Varna is beautiful.

Lord Krishna explains that it is impossible to stay without performing any Karma at all and even those on the path of Jnana have to do a little Karma at least.

Lord Krishna further explains that it is much better to perform the Dharma according to one’s own Varna rather than take a path not destined for ourselves.

Lord Krishna highlights the fact that great Kings like Janaka have attained salvation through Karma Maarga itself.