Doesn’t The Teaching About Not Being The Doer Take Away Credit

Krishna's Mercy

[Krishna's lotus feet]“The bewildered spirit soul, under the influence of the three modes of material nature, thinks himself to be the doer of activities, which are in actuality carried out by nature.” (Lord Krishna, Bhagavad-gita, 3.27)

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प्रकृतेः क्रियमाणानि
गुणैः कर्माणि सर्वशः
अहङ्कार-विमूढात्मा
कर्ताहम् इति मन्यते

prakṛteḥ kriyamāṇāni
guṇaiḥ karmāṇi sarvaśaḥ
ahaṅkāra-vimūḍhātmā
kartāham iti manyate

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Friend2: Market news. Price fluctuations. Volume increases. Earnings reports.

Friend1: Industry changes. Imagine investing in a newspaper thirty or forty years ago. Or in anything that involved paper. Today the business world is trying to get rid of…

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