Bhagavad Gita, Chapter 3 verse 25: As the unwise act out of their attachment to action, so should the wise act, but without attachment, desiring the welfare of the world.
‘As the unwise act out of their attachment to action, so should the wise act.’ Action is action, and is always based on desire, wise or unwise. The unwise act on their selfish desire to find happiness and contentment in objects of the senses. They become attached to action and stuck in the cycle of impression-desire-action (2.39). On the other hand, the 'wise act' on desire to perform natural duty and serve the desires of others (3.19) or better, act on Nature’s desire (3.04, 3.11) 'without attachment, desiring the welfare of the world.'
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