Krishna Sloka Lyrics
here are the lyrics of a popular Krishna sloka from the Bhagavad Gita, Chapter 2, Verse 47, in Sanskrit and its English transliteration:
कर्मण्येवाधिकारस्ते मा फलेषु कदाचन।
मा कर्मफलहेतुर्भूर्मा ते सङ्गोऽस्त्वकर्मणि।।
Karmanye vadhikaraste ma phaleshu kadachana,
Ma karma-phala-hetur bhur ma te sangostvakarmani.
Meaning: You have a right to perform your prescribed duties, but you are not entitled to the fruits of your actions. Never consider yourself the cause of the results of your activities, and never be attached to not doing your duty.
This verse is often cited as it emphasizes the importance of performing one’s duties diligently without attachment to the outcomes, which is a key teaching in the Bhagavad Gita. Lord Krishna imparts this wisdom to Arjuna to help him deal with his moral dilemma on the battlefield.