Bhagavad Gita : अध्याय 3 का श्लोक 25 अथ तृतीयोऽध्यायः- कर्मयोग
( अज्ञानी और ज्ञानवान के लक्षण तथा राग-द्वेष से रहित होकर कर्म करने के लिए प्रेरणा )
सक्ताः कर्मण्यविद्वांसो यथा कुर्वन्ति भारत ।
भावार्थ : हे भारत! कर्म में आसक्त हुए अज्ञानीजन जिस प्रकार कर्म करते हैं, आसक्तिरहित विद्वान भी लोकसंग्रह करना चाहता हुआ उसी प्रकार कर्म करे॥25॥
As the ignorant perform their duties with attachment to results, similarly the learned may also act, but without attachment, for the sake of leading people on the right path.
A person in Krsna consciousness and a person not in Krsna consciousness are differentiated by different desires. A Krsna conscious person does not do anything which is not conducive to development of Krsna consciousness. He may even act exactly like the ignorant person, who is too much attached to material activities, but one is engaged in such activities for the satisfaction of his sense gratification, whereas the other is engaged for the satisfaction of Krsna. Therefore, the Krsna conscious person is required to show the people how to act and how to engage the results of action for the purpose of Krsna consciousness.