Discipline and Action combined with Reason and Non-Attachment
- From: Perennial Psychology of the Bhagavad Gita
By Swami Rama
DISCIPLINE AND ACTION
REASON AND NON-ATTACHMENT
Skilled action is the gift of a disciplined mind, and non-attachment
is the gift of buddhi yoga, the yoga of pure reason.
Skilled and disciplined action and non-attachment are separated here
only to enable one to understand the importance of developing both,
but actually the two qualities go hand in hand.
Disciplined action is definitely superior to inept and harmful
action. This is clear when we examine the fruits of each. Although
disciplined action brings positive results, one is still not free
because those results prompt him to do more actions.
It is not possible through disciplined action alone for one to come
out of the whirlpool created by his actions and the fruits he
receives from those actions. Only when disciplined action is combined
with non-attachment is one free from the bondage of his actions.