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SYNONYMSbuddhi-yuktah--one who is engaged in devotional service; jahati--can get rid of; iha--in this life; ubhe--in both; sukrta-duskrte--in good and bad results; tasmat--therefore; yogaya--for the sake of devotional service; yujyasva--be so engaged; yogah--Krsna consciousness; karmasu--in all activities; kausalam--art.
TRANSLATIONA man engaged in devotional service rids himself of both good and bad actions even in this life. Therefore strive for yoga, O Arjuna, which is the art of all work.
PURPORTSince time immemorial each living entity has accumulated the various reactions of his good and bad work. As such, he is continuously ignorant of his real constitutional position. One's ignorance can be removed by the instruction of the Bhagavad-gita which teaches one to surrender unto Lord Sri Krsna in all respects and become liberated from the chained victimization of action and reaction, birth after birth. Arjuna is therefore advised to act in Krsna consciousness, the purifying process of resultant action.
Copyright (c) 1972 by His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada