Those who are attached to their actions will not be able to savour the joy of their actions.
The goal of human life is God-realisation. We are not separate from God. A drop of this awareness is already present in us. What we need to do is expand this awareness and strengthen it.
Arjuna had the attitude “I am a zero and Lord Krishna, my hero, is acting through me.” Such an attitude can convert even a zero into a hero.
Whenever we are ready to obey the Lord, and we approach Him with the attitude of a disciple — with humility, devotion, and shraddha — the God within us will assume the role of Guru, and lead us, holding our hand.
It may be difficult, but we need to keep trying. Even if we fail a hundred times, even a single victory is a big victory. We may fail a test multiple times, but once we finally pass it, we need not take the test ever again.
If we love something, we will always find it new and fresh. It is when love is lost that an object also seems to lose its novelty.
The sculptor has to hit parts of the boulder very hard with a hammer and chisel or gently taps on other areas. Some parts need to be completely removed, while other areas just need polishing.
We run all over the place in search of God. Just when our roots begin to grow, we start thinking, “I’m not gaining anything here. If I go over there I may get more.” What we really need is patience.
The essence of the scriptures is in its practical aspect. While dealing with others, were we able to maintain our composure? Otherwise, what is the difference between us and a tape recorder, or a book?
Scriptures like the Bhagavad-Gita teach us to air-condition the mind. We become adjustable to every situation.