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“The 'yogabhrasht' person, who has lost his way, is propelled by previous practices, in his next birth. He is instinctively attracted towards the Almighty. Such a seeker of the yoga of constant attitude, and stable mind, transcends the ill-effects of 'sakam purush' (man with some desire for the fruit of his deeds or those done with selfish motives).
“But the yogi, who is an unattached practitioner, and is making the best of efforts, is empowered with the force and direction of the previous births. He becomes free from sins during the current birth. He, soon, achieves salvation.”
“A yogi is superior to a tapasvi (hermit). He is also superior to the wise persons who have Knowledge of the shastras (sacred books). He is undoubtedly better than those knowledgeable persons who perform their deeds with selfish ends in mind. Therefore, Arjuna, you must become a yogi.”
Accordingly, a unattached person engaged with his work wholeheartedly, is at peace with himself. Even with better productivity, he remains without stress. But when we look for profit in every small thing that we may do, in fact, we become losers, under stress. We are anxious to ensure that our selfish interests are achieved. But life does not offer 'poetic justice'.
Arjuna said: " Shree Krishna, what happens to the person who has devotion towards yoga, but is not disciplined enough and whose mind drifts away from yoga, and, who is not in a position to achieve the state of self-realisation? What is his state?"
"A seeker who is lost from the path of the Almighty; what happens to him? Defeated from both the sides, does he end up in disaster?"
The Lord Almighty said, "Arjuna, such a person is neither ruined in this world nor after his death. He who follows the path of salvation of the soul, of realising the Almighty is never degraded."
" The unfulfilled person reaches the abode of the noble and the virtuous, and after residing there for many long years, is born again in the families of respectable people who follow the path of purity."
Thus, efforts with good intentions and earnest efforts are never wasted. The enterprise may not achieve the planned goals, but it will result in making the entrepreneur realise that each failure is a step towards the final success. So he never gives up!
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