sannyasam karmanam krsna
punar yogam ca samsasi
yac chreya etayor ekam
tan me bruhi su-niscitam
Bhagavad Gita: Karma-yoga-Action in Krsna(divine) Consciousness (Text 1, Ch 5, )
Meaning: Arjuna said: O Krsna, first of allYou ask me to renounce work, and then again You recommend work with devotion, Now will you kindly tell me definitely which of the two is more beneficial?
*** In the fifth chapter, Lord says that work in devotional service is better than dry mental speculation. Devotional service is easier than the latter because, being transcendental in nature, it frees one from reaction.