Gītārtha Saṃgraha verse 7

asaktyā loka-rakṣāyai guṇeśu-āropya kartṛtām |
sarva-īśvare vā nyasya-uktā tṛtīye karma-kāryatā ||

“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.”

asakta - free from ties, independent; unattached or indifferent toloka - the wide space or world; the earth or world of human beingsrakṣaṇa - protector; the act of guarding, watching, protecting; preservation; a ceremony performed for protection or preservation; name of Viṣṇuguṇa - an ingredient or constituent or attribute of nature; a property or characteristic of all created things; qualities; a quality, peculiarity, attribute or property; the peculiar properties of the lettersāropya - to be placed or fixed in or on; to be attributed, interposed, supplied; having made to ascend or mountkartṛtva - Being agent; the state of being the performer or author of anything;sarva - whole, entire, all, every one; altogether, wholly, completely, in all parts, everywhereīśvara - personal god; the supreme soul; the supreme being; special self; god; lord; master, prince, king, mistress, queen; ruler of choices - ornyasya - to be laid down or deposited or delivered or appointed to; having laid down or depositedukta - it is saidtṛtīye - for the third timekarman - act, action, performance; work, labour, activity; any religious act or rite; organ of sensekārya - an effect, result; to be made or done or practised or performed, practicable, feasible; to be caused to do

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: