Thus spoke Arjuna:
Pray be clear, as Thee aver
Act ’n give up in selfsame breath.
Thus spoke the Lord:
Give up all ’n thou be freed
So is the case with selfless work
But know latter scores much better.
Wise neither want, nor they shun
That’s how they give up ever engaged.
Way action ’n path learning
Know not ignorant not different.
Work highway ’n lane freedom
Know the learned are the same.
What thou forego if thee cease
Deeds selfless make acts forsake.
Such one realized
Within self remains
Without ever engaged.
Privy to this will realize
On his body as it works
Say hath he none to name one.
Wise do realize needs physical
Urges are they driven by genes.
Spreads on lotus leaves as water
Sticks none sin of deeds duteous.
Wise in selfless work engage
Forego while they self-purify.
Wise ever stay cool never in want
Bog down but naive ever in want.
Covetous not ’n ever laid back
Wise in tune with Supreme lay.
It’s his nature, not the Spirit
Makes man act by wants induced.
Takes not Supreme credit or fault
Grasp none have of this uncouth.
He that keeps his bias at bay
Sun-like he shines being wise.
In clear conscience ’n fairness
Gives man freedom faith in Him
Keeps who equity ever in thought
Faultless being attains he Brahman.
In state Brahman,
Gloats never man as smiles fortune
Nor loses heart when things go wrong.
Joys induced all tire one soon
Stay self-joyous all blissful souls.
End as in grief joys of flesh
Go not wise for pleasures such brief.
Subdue lust ’n rein in wrath
Leads that to thy state of joy.
Live in ease the true knowing
Enjoy they all within themselves.
With pure intent sans ill-will
Realized all reach State Supreme.
Unmoved by his mind subdued
Stays ever free the self-realized.
Art of Renunciation,
The Fifth Chapter
Treatise of self-help.