Common Impediments: Doership Mentality

                                                                  Q. How should we understand that ultimately we are not the doer of our activity? How to keep this understanding always and work, because many times when we work we often get carried away thinking that actually I'm the doer (and it appears to be so)?

                                                                  With some introspection, guided by spiritual intelligence from Bhagavad-Gita, we can recognize that we are not the ultimate doer. We discussed this in a previous digest (Digest78):

                                                                  Q. In one class you expressed: "When tribulations come we should allow Krishna to control, who wants to control as He likes." Please elaborate this further if you so desire.

                                                                  Q. In the Gita verse 2.47 ("Never consider yourself to be the cause of the results of your activities..."), does it mean that we are not the producers of our results? Does the sanskrit word "hetuh" = "cause"
                                                                  essentially mean the "producer" or does it imply something else?

                                                                  Yes,  BG 2.47 says precisely what He means to say: the jiva is not the cause of the results of activities.

                                                                  Please carefully read BG 5.14

                                                                  Q. In various writings, we are taught that we are not the doer. If we are not the doer, then why are we liable for the results of our actions (good or bad) i.e. karma?

                                                                  We are not the doer, but when we identify ourselves falsely as the doer, by the laws of nature we become responsible for our actions.