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Without desire, will one be motivated to act?

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  • Swami Jnaneshvara Bharati
    From: Perennial Psychology of the Bhagavad Gita By Swami Rama WITHOUT DESIRE FOR FRUITS OF ACTIONS, WILL ONE BE MOTIVATED TO ACT? Swami Rama Intellectuals
    Message 1 of 1 , Jan 8, 2007
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      From: Perennial Psychology of the Bhagavad Gita
      By Swami Rama

      WITHOUT DESIRE FOR FRUITS OF ACTIONS,
      WILL ONE BE MOTIVATED TO ACT?
      Swami Rama

      Intellectuals raise the question: If one does not desire the fruits
      of action, will he be motivated to act? In response to this question,
      the sages who have trodden the path and graciously left their
      footprints for us to follow have said again and again, "Have a desire
      so that you perform the action, but do not have a selfish desire, for
      selfish desire is the very source of misery, but selfless desire
      brings joy and makes you free." When surrendering the fruits of
      actions becomes the basis of one's life, he knows nothing but giving.
      And at that stage further knowledge is not needed, for one has
      already attained the goal of life. He realizes his oneness and lives
      in that realization. Therefore, give up all the fruits of your
      actions to others and live in perennial happiness.

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