The Bhagavad Gita - Chapter 3.4
The Yoga of Action
4. No man attains freedom from the bondage of action (naiskarmya)
Simply by not undertaking actions:
Nor by mere renunciation does one attain perfection.
na karmaṇām anārambhān
not of actions from non-commencement
nāiṣkarmyam puruṣo ‘śnute
the state beyond karma a man he attains
na ca samnyasanādeva
and not from renunciation alone
perfection he approaches.
Not by abstention from actions
Does a man attain the state beyond karma,
And not by renunciation alone
Does he approach perfection.
karmaṇām (n. gen. pl.), of actions, of deeds, from actions.
anārambhāt (m. abl. sg. from an a √rambh), from non-commencement, from nonundertaking, from abstention.
nāiṣkarmyam (n. acc. sg.), freedom from action, inactivity, state beyond karma.
puruṣas (m. nom. sg.), man, spirit.
aśnute (3rd sg. pr. indic. mid. √as), he attains.
samyasanāt (n. abl. sg.), from renunciation, from relinquishment.
eva, indeed, alone (often used as a rhythmic filler).
siddhim (f. acc. sg.), perfection, fulfillment, success.
samadhigacchati (3rd sg. pr. indic. act. sam adhi √gam), he approaches, he comes near, he surpasses.