May 16, 2022
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Acting From Our Universal Being.


When your mind and heart are truly open abundance will flow to you effortlessly and easily.


Dear Dr. Chopra, I have often come across this famous verse from the Bhagavad Gita, but I have never been able to fully understand it. Could you please explain it? Brahmanya daya karmani sangam tyaktva karoti yah lipyate na sa papena padma patram iva ambhasa. Also, how can we incorporate it into the seven spiritual laws?



This is a passage from Vedic literature about how the conditioned, limited mind can awaken to its true unconditioned, unlimited nature. The general translation of verse 10 of Chapter 5 of the Gita is:

One who acts, without attachment, surrendering the result of one’s actions to Brahman, is unaffected by sinful action, as the lotus leaf is untouched by water.”

The conditioned mind is attached or identified with its thoughts and actions and therefore it remains bound to and affected by the results of those actions. When the ego mind expands through conscious awakening to know its true unlimited status as Brahman or universal existence, then the ego is no longer identified with its actions and naturally relinquishes the sense of authorship of action.

It is no longer your small ego self that is doing things, it is universal existence spontaneously living and acting through you, your real self. That is the state of natural detachment, and freedom. That is the essence of the Law of Detachment in the Seven Spiritual Laws. You are not burdened with the false notions of deciding what is the correct decision or incorrect decision. The natural flow of intelligence, love and existence in life brings exactly what is needed at that time. That is how one remains untainted by the results of one’s actions.



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