Bhagavad Gita sings:
śreyo hi jñānamabhyāsājjñānāddhyāna
“Since knowledge is superior to practice,
meditation better than knowledge,
abandonment of the fruits of action higher than meditation, renunciation is soon rewarded with peace.”
To engage in action by the Way of Knowledge is better than just
exercise of restraining the mind. Meditation is better than
accomplishment of action through knowledge, because the desired goal is always present in contemplation. Even better than contemplation, however, is the abandonment of the fruits of action, for when Arjun has given up the fruits of action and surrendered himself to the desired goal with the purpose of realizing it, the burden of his exercise of yog is borne by the adored God. So this kind of renunciation is soon followed by the achievement of absolute peace.
Sri Krishn has so far said that the yogi who performs selfless action with a sense of self-surrender has an advantage over the follower of the Way of Knowledge who worships the unmanifest.
Both of them accomplish the same action, but there are more hurdles in the way of the latter. He bears the responsibility for his profits and losses himself, whereas the burden of the dedicated worshiper is borne by God. So he soon achieves peace as an outcome of his renunciation of the fruits of action.
[Revered Swami Adgadanandji]
As expounded by most revered Gurudev.