Bhagavad Gita - Chapter 18 - Verse 2

shri bhagavan uvaca –
kamyanam karmanam nyasam sannyasam kavayo viduh
sarva-karma-phala-tyagam prahus tyagam vicakshanah

Translation: 

Bhagavan Shri Krishna replied: Those who are intelligent realize that sannyasa means the renunciation of activities performed for personal benefit. Tyaga refers to the renunciation of all activities.

Translation: 
Commentary: 
The final chapter of Bhagavad-gita begins with an inquiry about sannyasa and tyaga. Shri Krishna says that sannyasa means to renounce activities performed for one’s own personal benefit, and tyaga means the renunciation of all activities. One at the stage of sannyasa is called a san nyasi. To be a sannyasi means to act for the benefit of the complete whole, the Absolute Good, Shri Krishna. A sannyasi performs all types of actions, but does so only in bhaktiyoga, in the service of Krishna. ...continue reading »

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