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Lord Krishna explains that the Karmayogi detaches himself from the petty worldly affairs. Devoted to the performance of his own duty, he remains satisfied with what he receives in return. Such an attitude enhances the efficacy of his actions. He transcends the petty pangs of the elemental human emotions like joy, grief, worry, uncertainty etc. These do not detract him from the path of performance of his duty. He remains balanced in success or failure like a scientist who keeps on acquiring knowledge from the study of cause and effects. His is a free soul which is not restricted by the perceived limitations.
Further, he rises above the pettiness of ego and doesn’t claim anything as his own. His mind finds solace in the knowledge of ‘self’. All his efforts are directed towards the cause of upliftment of society as he discovers peace and happiness in such endeavours.
Lord Krishna, “Whatever actions and whichever way a nobleman performs his duty; the example is followed by the common man. I this manner, certain standards are set on the basis of which ordinary human beings carry out their work. The noble person leads others by example.
There is no duty prescribed for me. There is nothing in the world that I need. Yet, I am engaged in work. If I don’t do any work, human beings will follow my example. They will also not do anything. In such a situation, when nobody works, the world will be ruined. Therefore, even for Me performance is necessary. If there are no jobs for the people in the world, can there be any peace?
In such circumstances, while the ignorant, who lacks real knowledge, performs his duty with attachment to the results, the enlightened person should be engaged in performance of his duty without any attachment to the results. He should set an example for others to follow.”
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