Food begets living beings, rain begets food
Sacrifice begets rain, action begets sacrifice 3.14
Action arises from cosmic wisdom, and wisdom from the Eternal
Cosmic wisdom is centered on action without expectation 3.15
Not following this virtuous cycle is sinful
A life enjoying sensuous pleasures is wasteful 3.16
One who is joyful within his Self, satisfied with the Self and
Centered in the Self, feels no need to act 3.17
He gains nothing by action, nor loses by inaction
He has no attachment to anyone for anything 3.18
Do what you need to do with no expectation
Acting without attachment is Supreme 3.19
The Supreme Coach Krishna outlines the virtuous cycle of the Universe.
Hindu Scriptures, the Tattiriya Upanishads, state that the Universe consists of five elements. These are Akasa, Space; Vayu, Wind; Agni, Fire; Apu, Water and Prithvi, Earth. Everything in the Universe has one or more of these elements of energy. Earth, the Upanishads say produces Herbs; Herbs produce Food; and Food produces the Human. They say the Human is the essence of food.
The Universe acts with no agenda, with no expectation. It produces rain, food, and humans with no expectation of a return on investment. The Universe does not calculate where, how and why it should invest. It just invests.
The Universe acts without the need to act and without a purpose to act. Krishna advises Arjuna to follow this virtuous concept.
If one centers oneself in one’s Self, the Atman, one follows the example of the Universe. Action happens as part of one’s being. Doing results from Being. There is no goal, no purpose, no destination, and therefore, no attachment to action.