A stagnant water which is not flowing, there may be contamination. Therefore the restriction is that you should take bath in this well, you wash your clothings in this well. So small wells, they are restricted for a certain purpose, but in the river, there is no restriction; everything can be done there.
So Bhagavad-gītā, you'll find in the Fifteenth Chapter, the Lord says, vedaiś ca sarvair aham eva vedyaḥ (BG 15.15): The purpose of all scriptures and Vedas is to know Kṛṣṇa, or God. So . . . and the Upaniṣad says, yasmin vijñāte sarvam idaṁ vijñātaṁ bhavati (Muṇḍaka Upaniṣad 1.3). If you simply understand the Supreme Absolute, then you understand everything. So this Kṛṣṇa consciousness means it includes everything. The karmīs activities, fruitive actions; the jñānīs, philosophers', speculation; the yogīs mystic power; and bhaktas, devotees,' worship of the Lord—everything is included.
Just like if you have got a millions of dollar, then ten dollar is there, five dollar is there, twenty dollar is there, everything is there. So if you take to Kṛṣṇa consciousness, then you take all kinds of . . . all the well, all the purpose of different type of well is served in the river of Kṛṣṇa consciousness. That example is said. It includes everything.
Just like Kṛṣṇa consciousness, we are . . . take practical example. We are Kṛṣṇa conscious. Now take any religion and take their highest conclusion—it is there in Kṛṣṇa consciousness. Take for example Buddhism. They say nonviolence. Oh, we are nonviolent. Christianism, love of God. Oh, we are simply meant for loving God.
Christian . . . I mean to say, Muhammadan, servant of God, to render service to the Lord. Oh, we are twenty-four hours engaged in the service of the Lord. Yogīs—samādhi, always in samādhi, absorbed in the thought of the Supreme. We are always absorbed in the thought of Kṛṣṇa.
So take any religion, any process, any well. Oh, this river, Kṛṣṇa consciousness, will overflood everyone. There cannot be any comparison. What is there? How much water is there in the well? In the river, unlimited. Thousands of wells can be merged into the river. This example is given. Yasmin vijñāte sarvam idaṁ vijñātaṁ bhavati (Muṇḍaka Upaniṣad 1.3). If you know Kṛṣṇa, you know everything: you know science, you know mathematics, you know philosophy, you know geography, everything. There is no dearth of knowledge. Don't think that a Kṛṣṇa conscious person, actually he can be a foolish man. No.
That is given guarantee in the Bhagavad-gītā:
- teṣām evānukampārtham
- aham ajñāna-jaṁ tamaḥ
- nāśayāmy ātma-bhāva-stho
- jñāna-dīpena bhāsvatā
- (BG 10.11)
A devotee who is always in Kṛṣṇa consciousness, for him there is nothing unknown. He knows everything. Just like we can give information of the whole creation—not only of this material world, of the spiritual world. Clear conception: where is where, what is what. Everything. That is Kṛṣṇa consciousness. The more you make progress, then you fully, I mean to say, conversant with all departmental knowledge. Everything is complete.
Tamāla Kṛṣṇa: Forty-seven: "You have a right to perform your prescribed duty, but you are not entitled to the fruits of action. Neither consider yourself the cause of action, nor should you be attached to inaction."
Purport: "There are three considerations here: prescribed duties, capricious work and inaction. Prescribed duties mean activities in terms of one's position in the modes of material nature; capricious work means actions without the sanction of authority; and inaction means not performing one's prescribed duty. The Lord advised that Arjuna not be inactive, but that he be active in his duty without being attached to the result. One who is attached to the result of his work is also the cause of the action. Thus he is the enjoyer or sufferer of the result of such actions."
"As far as prescribed duties are concerned, they can be fitted into three subdivisions: routine work, emergency work and desired activities. Routine work in terms of the scriptural injunctions is done without desire for results. As one has to do it, obligatory work is action in the modes of goodness. Work with results becomes the cause of bondage, and so such work is not auspicious. Everyone has his proprietary right in regard to his duties, but should act without attachment to the result. Thus such disinterested obligatory duties helps to lead one to the path of liberation."
"Arjuna was advised by the Lord to fight as a matter of duty, without attachment to the result. His nonparticipation in the battle is another side of attachment. Such attachment never leads one to the path of salvation. Any attachment, positive or negative, is cause for bondage. Inaction is sinful. Therefore fighting as a matter of duty was the only auspicious path to salvation for Arjuna."
Forty-eight: "Be steadfast in your duty, O Arjuna, and abandon all attachment to success or failure. Such evenness of mind is called yoga."
Prabhupāda: This is the explanation of yoga: evenness of mind. Yoga-samatvam ucyate (BG 2.48). If you work for Kṛṣṇa, then there is no cause of lamentation or jubilation. Jubilation is there because you are working for Kṛṣṇa, but there is no cause of lamentation. Yoga-sthaḥ kuru karmāṇi, yogaḥ karmasu kauśalam (BG 2.50). That is the secret of activities: how you can very diligently work, at the same time you are not entangled with the action. That is the secret.