The Illumined Man 47 – 50

Translation by EKNATH  EASWARAN

You have the right to work but never the fruit of work

Never engage in action for the sake of reward

Nor should you long for inaction

Perform work in this world Arjuna as a man established in himself – without selfish attachments and alike in success and defeat

For Yoga is perfect evenness of mind

Seek refuge in the attitude of detachment and you will amass the wealth of spiritual awareness

Those who are motivated only by desire for fruits of action are miserable for they are constantly anxious about the results of what they do

When consciousness is unified however, all vain anxiety is left behind

There is no cause for worry whether things go well or ill

Therefore devote yourself to the disciplines of Yoga, for Yoga is skill in action