1. 31

    ये मे मतमिदं नित्यमनुतिष्ठन्ति मानवाः । श्रद्धावन्तोऽनसूयन्तो मुच्यन्ते तेऽपि कर्मभिः ॥ ३-३१ ॥

    Those men who, full of faith, ever practise this teaching of Mine and those who receive it without cavil - even they are released from Karma.

  2. 32

    ये त्वेतदभ्यसूयन्तो नानुतिष्ठन्ति मे मतम् । सर्वज्ञानविमूढांस्तान्विद्धि नष्टानचेतसः ॥ ३-३२ ॥

    But those who calumniate it, and those who do not practise this teaching of Mine - know them to be absolutely senseless and devoid of all knowledge, and therefore lost.

  3. 33

    सदृशं चेष्टते स्वस्याः प्रकृतेर्ज्ञानवानपि । प्रकृतिं यान्ति भूतानि निग्रहः किं करिष्यति ॥ ३-३३ ॥

    Even the man of knowledge acts according to his nature; all beings follow their nature. What will repression do?

  4. 34

    इन्द्रियस्येन्द्रियस्यार्थे रागद्वेषौ व्यवस्थितौ । तयोर्न वशमागच्छेत्तौ ह्यस्य परिपन्थिनौ ॥ ३-३४ ॥

    Each sense has fixed attachment to, and aversion for, its corresponding object. But no one should come under their sway; for they are his foes.

  5. 35

    श्रेयान्स्वधर्मो विगुणः परधर्मात्स्वनुष्ठितात् । स्वधर्मे निधनं श्रेयः परधर्मो भयावहः ॥ ३-३५ ॥

    Better is one's own duty, [though] it lacks in merit, than the duty of another well-performed. Better is death in one's own duty; the duty of another is fraught with fear.