पञ्चैतानि महाबाहो कारणानि निबोध मे |
साङ् ख्ये कृतान्ते प्रोक्तानि सिद्धये सर्वकर्मणाम् || 13||
pañchaitāni mahā-bāho kāraṇāni nibodha me
sānkhye kṛitānte proktāni siddhaye sarva-karmaṇām
pañcha—five; etāni—these; mahā-bāho—mighty-armed one; kāraṇāni—causes; nibodha—listen; me—from me; sānkhye—of Sānkya; kṛita-ante—stop reactions of karmas; proktāni—explains; siddhaye—for the accomplishment; sarva—all; karmaṇām—of karmas
Learn from Me, O Arjuna! the five courses for the accomplishment of actions, are declared in the Sankhya Sastra at the end of Karmakanda.
Krita+ante=Kritante, (i.e.) – the Vedanta that is declared at the end of Karma Kanda. The word ‘kritante’ is used in the sense that when the knowledge of the Self arises, all actions terminate. In the Vedanta Sastra, (in the Upanishads), Atma is declared to be distinct from and transcending Prakriti, and all actions are performed by Prakriti only, and Atma remains as the eternal witness. The Vedanta is the termination of all Karma. “Sarvam Karmakhilam Partha Jnane Parisamapyate” With the knowledge of the Self all actions come to end, all Karma culminates in jnana. When the Atmic state is realised, the mind, senses and the body cease to exist, and so there cannot be any action whatsoever. That state is beyond Karma. Action can take place only at the lower planes of body and mind. When they are transcended by Atma-jnana, action automatically comes to an end. That is the reason why the word ‘Kritanta’ is used for the Vedanta Sastra, which teaches Atmajnana.
Question: How many factors are needed for the accomplishment of Karma?
Question: Where is this taught?
Answer: In Sankhya, the Vedanta Sastra in which knowledge of Atma is revealed.
Bhagavad Gita: Chapter 18 🔻 (78 Verses)