Liberating Action

3.9 The world is in the bonds of action, unless the action is consecration. Let thy actions then be pure, free from the bonds of desire.The Bhagavad Gita (Chapter 3)

action can bind

We undertake all action to satisfy ourselves at some level. The desire to achieve, to gain, to own and towards pleasure is selfish. Even when we help or serve others it satisfies an inner need. Any such action, according to The Gita is binding, it’s done for gain, it keeps the cycle that starts with desire leading into action, going endlessly.

pure action

Pure action is when we do things that must be done, need to be done, is good for most, and are not attached to its outcome. It’s action where the outcome is submitted and left to God instead… We act in good faith and we move on, unperturbed by the result.

Daily Affirmation: Today I devote all action to God.

Recommendation: The Bhagavad Gita (Penguin Classics) by Juan Mascaro

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