Viveka Chudamani #19

Most of the eastern philosophy talks about similar things – the Bodhicitta is about doing a task without being attached to the result. That is neither elated with the win or self condemning on failure. The Bhagavata Gita talks of “yogasta kurukarmani, na phaleshu kada chana.”  Do what you have to do without being attached …

Cittasya suddhaya karma na tu vastupaladbhaye Vastu siddi vicharena kincitkaramakotibhih. ~ VC-16 Selfless work and charity helps to purify the mind, but do not by themselves contribute to the perception of reality. This perception of  reality is only brought about by discriminative analysis. And never by count of action. Vedanta or the guide to understanding …