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Neglecting meaningful duty on some illusory pretext is tamasic renunciation – Bhagavad Gita

The wise know that the true meaning of tyaga or renunciation is to renounce the mentality of ownership.

Living as a true sanyasi means living without selfish intent.

Some say duty itself should be abandoned, but that is not my (Bhagavan Sri Krishna) opinion.

Neglecting meaningful duty on some illusory pretext is tamasic renunciation.

Giving up duty as troublesome or painful is rajasic.

Renouncing only the results of duty but still performing duty – that renunciation alone is sattvic.

Bhagavad Gita (Chapter 18 verses 2 to 9)