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THE FIVE FACTORS OF ACTION

THE FIVE FACTORS OF ACTION

18.10: Those who do not hate any inauspicious work, nor are attached to auspicious work situated in the mode of goodness, have no doubts about work.
11: It is not possible for an embodied soul to give up all activities. But he who renounces the results of activity is actually the renouncer.
12: One who does not give up the result of his work, after death achieves three kinds of results: auspicious, inauspicious, or mixed. But those who are in the renounced order of life have no such results to suffer or enjoy.
13: O Mighty-armed One, according to the Vedanta, there are five causes in the accomplishment of any kind of work; which I shall describe to you now.
14: The place of action; the doer; the senses; the endeavor; and ultimately the Supersoul: these are the five factors of action. PURPORT
THE INSTRUMENTS OF our doing are our senses, and by those senses we act, or the soul acts, in various ways; and for each and every action, there is a different endeavor. But all one's activities depend on the Supreme Will, Who is seated within the heart as a Friend. Under these circumstances, he who is acting in Krishna consciousness, under the direction of the Supersoul situated within the heart, naturally has no bondage from any activity done by him, while those in complete Krishna consciousness have no responsibility for their actions. Everything is dependent on the Supreme Will, the Supersoul, the Supreme Personality of Godhead.

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