Bhagavad Gītā Chapter Three Title

कर्म योग:

karma yogaḥ

The Yoga of Action

karman - act, action, performance; work, labour, activity; any religious act or rite; organ of senseyoga - the act of yoking, joining, attaching, harnessing; a yoke, team, vehicle, conveyance; employment, use, application, performance; a means, expedient, device, way, manner, method

Commentaries and Reflections

Commentary by TKV Desikachar:

Action is best performed when
it is for the good of the society,
with the spirit of dedication to the lord
and with freedom from the attitude of
being the doer and the beneficiary.”
– TKV Desikachar on Gītārtha Saṃgraha of Śrī Yāmunācārya Śloka Seven
(Yāmunācārya commentary on Bhagavad Gītā Chapter Three)

Commentary by Paul Harvey:

“The Yoga of action.
Who is acting?
Why am I acting?
Where am I acting from?
What am I acting towards?”
– Paul Harvey on Bhagavad Gītā Chapter Three

“One of the purposes of Yoga is to help us
with the challenge of discerning between
what is our Karma and what is our Dharma.
Firstly by appreciating what is and what isn’t Karma.”
– Paul Harvey on Bhagavad Gītā Chapter Three