Chapter V Sloka 02
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karmayogo viþiÿyate ( 5|02)||
The Blessed Lord said:
Renunciation and the Yoga of action both lead to the highest bliss; but of the two, the Yoga of action is superior to the renunciation of action.
Sannyasa (renunciation of action) and Karma Yoga (performance
of action) both lead to Moksha or liberation or the highest bliss. Though both
lead to Moksha, yet of the two means of attaining to Moksha, Karma Yoga is
better than mere Karma Sannyasa (renunciation of action) without the knowledge
of the Self.
But renunciation of actions with the knowledge of the Self is decidedly superior to Karma Yoga.
Moreover, Karma Yoga is easy and is therefore suitable to all. ( Cf. III. 3; V. 5; VI. 46)