Bhagavad Gita - Chapter 3 - Verse 35

shreyan svadharmo vigunah para-dharmat svanushthitat
sva-dharme nidhanam shreyah para-dharmo bhayavahah

Translation: 

It is better to perform one’s own prescribed duties imperfectly rather than perform another’s duties perfectly. It is better to die while performing one’s own duties, for executing the duties of others is fraught with uncertainty.

Translation: 
Commentary: 
The faults of material life are many. Herein, Shri Krishna has mentioned certain faults that a serious student of the Bhagavad-gita should be preeminently aware of. Ignorance, foolishness, selfish motivation, a false sense of proprietorship, as well as attraction and aversion to the sense-objects are mentioned by Krishna. But more dangerous than any other fault is envy. Envy, it seems, is purely evil as Krishna says that those who do not follow the teachings of the Bhagavad-gita out of enviousness are bereft of all knowledge and intelligence. ...continue reading »

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