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Bhagavad Geeta: Chapter 2, Verses 48-52

In the previous verses , Sri Krishna indicates tips to rise above the three states of material nature. He states how the Vedas (the ritualistic portion) hold no charm for a Self-realized person. He then explains the attitude one needs to have while performing actions. In the following verses, Sri Krishna continues the elaborate explanation of karma yoga and states how one needs to perform work the results gained when performing work with equanimity why one should cultivate equanimity of mind Chapter 2, Verse 48 Be steadfast in the performance of your duty, O Arjuna, abandoning attachment to success or failure. Such equanimity is called  Yoga . Desireless actions can be performed only when one gets completely established in  yoga .  Yoga  is defined as the evenness of the mind (the mental composure in the face of dualities) in this verse. If the mind is occupied with dualities such as sadness and happiness, there is no time for higher achievements. Losing oneself in happiness makes one

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