sarva-dharmān parityajya mām ekam śaranam vraja aham tvām sarvapāpebhyo moksayisyāmi mā śucah” (Bhagavad-gita 18:66) "Abandon all varieties of religion and just surrender unto Me. I shall deliver you from all sinful reactions. Do not fear." In this verse, Lord Krishna is instructing Arjuna to let go of all external or ritualistic duties. This doesn't mean neglecting one's responsibilities but rather emphasizing the importance of surrendering to the Divine Will over rigid adherence to rules and rituals. This verse encapsulates a key message of the Bhagavad Gita: the path to spiritual liberation and freedom from the cycle of birth and death comes through wholehearted surrender to the divine, transcending rigid adherence to external duties and concepts of rectitude.

Dr. Archana Srivastava