Bhagavad Gītā Chapter Five verse 11

kāyena manasā buddhyā kevalāir indriyāir api |
yoginaḥ karma kurvanti saṅgaṃ tyaktvā ’tmaśuddhaye ||

kāya - the bodymanas - mind; that which objects of sense affectbuddhi - the intellectual faculty; comprehension; intelligence, discernment, judgementkevala - alone, only, merely, solely, excluding othersindriya - faculty of sense; sense; organ of senseapi - even, also, very; something more; moreoveryogin - a follower of the yoga systemkarman - act, action, performance; work, labour, activity; any religious act or rite; organ of sensekurvanti - they do; they perform; they makesaṅga - associationtyaktvā - having left; having abandonedātman - essence; the highest personal principle of life; the individual soul, selfśuddha - pure, cleansed, cleared, clean, clear, free from

Commentaries and Reflections

Commentary by Paul Harvey:

“In the Bhagavad Gītā, Karma is defined as a Śodhana Kriyā where,
as actions are performed, they also offer a chance to refine oneself.
Thus, whatever I do and whatever happens is a chance to refine myself.
The Bhāvana here is Ātma Śuddha where all actions are an opportunity
for purification of that which inhibits the expression of our essence.”
– Reflection on Bhagavad Gītā Chapter Five verse 11