Bhagavad Gita - Chapter 4 - Jnana Yoga - The Yoga of Knowledge

Bhagavad Gita - Chapter 4 - Verse 22

One who is content with those things that come of their own accord, and is beyond duality, devoid of enviousness, and equal in success and failure – such a person is not bound by karma, although he may perform actions.

Bhagavad Gita - Chapter 4 - Verse 24

The utensils used for sacrifice are the Absolute, the sacred fire is the Absolute and the offering made is the Absolute. One whose consciousness is always absorbed in thoughts of the Absolute attains the Absolute.

Bhagavad Gita - Chapter 4 - Verse 26

Some offer the senses of hearing, seeing, touching, smelling and tasting into the fire of self-control. Others offer the sense-objects – sound, form, taste, touch and smell – into the fire of the senses.

Bhagavad Gita - Chapter 4 - Verse 29

Others practice control of the life-airs by offering the in-going breath into the out-going breath and out-going breath into the in-going breath, and thus restrain both. Others offer their life airs by controlling the intake of food.

Bhagavad Gita - Chapter 4 - Verse 30-31

All of them are conversant with the principles of sacrifice. They have purged themselves of impiety by their performance of sacrifice. They are satisfied with the remnants of sacrifice and thus they attain the eternal Absolute Truth. O best of the Kuru Dynasty, for one that never performs sacrifice, even the pleasures of this world are denied – then what to say of the next life?

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