Attachment or wrong identification is a basic defect that constricts the mind and its potential in any matter. A sāttvika kartā, qualitative performer, will be free of this constriction and taint. Likewise, he will be free from the constricting ego. To do things with ego is like enclosing the vast and free air in a bottle.
Consciousness in us is far more pervasive! If we try to contain or constrict it with the ego-feeling, its vastness and pervasiveness do not come to display at all. Freed from the ego-binding, it will be greatly effective.
Dhṛti (will) and utsāha (enthusiasm) will be considerably more, if the mind is relieved from the clutches of attachment and ego. The fervour arising from a narrow mind is obviously far less than that of a much broader one.
To be unruffled by the fruition as well as the non-fruition of the act is another distinct quality of the sāttvika performer. The ordinary performer will be so obsessed by the expected result, that his mind becomes restless, fearful and agitated. When a work is well done and completed, it cannot but bring its result. Every action is a specific means to a certain end. Between completing an action and its bringing the result, there is no need for any extra factor, except the paṇcama (the Fifth) Krishna spoke about earlier.
That paṇcama, being beyond the human province, there is no use worrying about it. Usually it will be favourable to the actor, his action and its fruition. But if it becomes otherwise, that has to be accepted as inevitable. Even then, the subject does not call for any undue agitation or affliction.
A performer embodying all these inner enrichments is the sāttvika performer.
When Krishna pictures such a performer, the instant message with its inevitable lesson is that it is possible for any one to strive for such sāttvika performance and actualize it. Else, why should Krishna discuss it at all? To be a sāttvika performer is very much within the human reach. It is a question of whether the seeker wants to accomplish that benign status or will resign to remain deluded and ignorant.
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