How can we reconcile the Gita (3.4) – don’t give up work – and the Bhagavatam (1.5.17) – give up work?
From Sushant Kulkarni
Krishna says in the Gita (3.4) “Not by merely abstaining from work can one achieve freedom from reaction, nor by renunciation alone can one achieve perfection.”
In the Srimad-Bhagavatam (1.5.17) we have- tyaktva sva dharmam caranam bujam harer…
So how to understand these seemingly contradictory instructions?