“Action alone is the province, never the fruits thereof; never let the motive be the fruit of action, nor shouldst thou desire to avoid action.”
The main reason behind our sufferings is that we always expect best outcome of our work. Rather than focusing on our performance, we start worrying about the results, so, we fail to perform properly the assigned tasks. Whenever we attach ourselves to any object or any activity, we feel great pleasure being with it and when it separates, we become so distressed that we forget everything except it. This is the ignorant state of our mind. First we allow ourselves to attach with anything and when circumstances separate us, we start behaving as 2-3 years old baby. We cannot stop things to happen; we can react in the best possible way. This life is a path of up and downs, which finally leads to our own self i.e. God.
The main problem with us is, if we help someone, we want his/her help also. If we love someone, we want love in return. Are we traders? Only traders (traders of love) ask for anything in returns. If we help someone, we should think how great the people, who are giving us a chance to serve them.
Do you ask anything from your children in return for what you have given them? It is your duty to work for them, and there the matter ends. Whatever you do for a particular person, a city, or a state, assumes the same attitude towards it as you have towards your children – except nothing in return. If you can invariably take the position of a giver, in which everything given by you is a free offering to the world, without any thought of return, then will your work bring you no attachment.
Its human nature to be attached to something. If we attach to something, we should also be able to detach ourselves from it. We should have the tremendous power to detach ourselves from our beloved ones, however pain of misery we feel. We should have the power to leave whenever required. The objective is not so easy, but we have to do it, if we want to attain permanent bliss. We should practice it again and again. If we fail thousand times, we should try once more.