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Spirit Of Non-dualism - Freedom From Egotism

The spirit of non-dualism, freedom from egotism: In the Jnaneshvari, his celebrated commentary on the Gita, Sant Jnaneshvar explains fearlessness:

Just as a person who does not leap into a great flood is not afraid of being drowned, or one who follows the prescribed diet does not feel concerned about being ill, so he who has no egotistic feeling while performing actions or not performing them, has no fear of worldly existence. When his mind is filled with the notion of non-dualism, he knows that the whole world is pervaded by Brahman and discards fear.

A true karma yogi knows the secret of work: freedom from attachment to work and renouncing the fruits of action. When a spiritual aspirant offers the fruits of his actions to God, he ceases to have fear or anxiety about the outcome. And ‘the notion of non-dualism’ implies a strong faith in one’s real nature, the Atman. During our initial spiritual struggles, it is enough if we go about our activities looking upon ourselves as a luminous spiritual entity different from our body and the wayward mind. This amounts to identification with buddhi, the discriminative faculty. The sattvic worker outlined in the Gita is the ideal for a spiritual aspirant: ‘He who is free from attachment and egotism, endowed with fortitude and zeal, and is unaffected by success and failure —  such a person is said to be a sattvic worker.