Death in carrying out one's natural work is useful.
More Quotes from Bhagavad-Gita:One attains the highest perfection by devotion to one's natural work. Listen to Me how one attains perfection while engaged in natural work.
Action should culminate in wisdom.
Some, however, do not understand Brahman, but having heard (of it) from others, take to worship. They also transcend death by their firm faith to what they have heard.
Whatever is endowed with glory, brilliance, and power know that to be a manifestation of a fraction of My splendor.
The gates of hell are three lust, wrath and avarice. They destroy the self. Avoid them.
... Those who are motivated only by desire for the fruits of action are miserable, for they are constantly anxious about the results of what they do.
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To act wisely when the time for action comes, to wait patiently when it is time for repose, put man in accord with the tides. Ignorance of this law results in periods of unreasoning enthusiasm on the one hand, and depression on the other.
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