In Bhagavad Gita, there is a line like this, (where Krishna sort of advices Arjuna)
Be focused on action and not on the fruits of action. Do not become confused in attachment to the fruit of your actions and do not become confused in the desire for inaction
In short it means, you should work for the sake of the work and not for its results.
Easy for Him (Krishna is a Lord) to say, and may be Arjuna did understand that and tried his level best in Mahabharata. But as mere mortals, and not being any characters of an epic novel, how easy or difficult is it to follow this principle. In real life we generally do something because of the result of it isn’t. For instance, I am working a job which pays me well. Now, is the job the action and the pay the fruits of action here ? So in that case, if I am switching jobs to get a better pay, does that mean I am attached to the fruits of my action more than the action itself ?
How relevant is this principle in the current scenario ? What do you think are some of the actions that might hold true to what Krishna said ?
Post for this week’s Stream of Consciousness Saturday prompt.
Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is: attach/attachment. It can be about love or anything else!