yasya sarve samarambhah
tam ahuh panditam budhah
Word for word:
yasya — one whose; sarve — all sorts of; samarambhah — attempts; kama — based on desire for sense gratiﬁcation; sankalpa — determination; varjitah — are devoid of; jñana — of perfect knowledge; agni — by the ﬁre; dagdha — burned; karmanam — whose work; tam — him; ahuh — declare; panditam — learned; budhah — those who know.
Translation by His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada:
One is understood to be in full knowledge whose every endeavor is devoid of desire for sense gratiﬁcation. He is said by sages to be a worker for whom the reactions of work have been burned up by the ﬁre of perfect knowledge.
Purport by His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada:
Only a person in full knowledge can understand the activities of a person in Krishna consciousness. Because the person in Krishna consciousness is devoid of all kinds of sense-gratiﬁcatory propensities, it is to be understood that he has burned up the reactions of his work by perfect knowledge of his constitutional position as the eternal servitor of the Supreme Personality of Godhead. He is actually learned who has attained to such perfection of knowledge. Development of this knowledge of eternal servitorship to the Lord is compared to ﬁre. Such a ﬁre, once kindled, can burn up all kinds of reactions to work.