Karma: Five Factors of Action

                                                                  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 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 Bhagavad-Gita 2.47, Lord Krishna says, "You have the right to perform your prescribed duty, but you are not entitled to the fruits of action. Never consider yourself the cause of the results of your activities, and never be attached to not doing your duty."

                                                                  Question a) In this world activities are performed with the results in mind and in fact the results are the motivation for one to do work. How does one perform his
                                                                  activities in this world without expectation of fruits / results?