6. Though I am unborn, of imperishable nature, and though I am the Lord of all beings, yet, ruling over my own Nature, I am born by my own maya.
7. Whenever there is a decline of righteousness, O Arjuna, and rise of unrighteousness, then I manifest myself.
8. For the protection of the good, for the destruction of the wicked and the establishment of righteousness, I am born in every age.
11. In whatever way men approach Me, even so do I reward them; My path do men tread in all ways, O Arjuna.
14. Actions do not taint Me, nor have I a desire for the fruits of actions. He who knows Me thus is not bound by actions.
18. He who seeth inaction in action and action in inaction, he is wise among men; he is a yogi and performer of all actions.
24. Brahman is the oblation; Brahman is the ghee; by Brahman is the oblation poured into the fire of Brahman; Brahman verily shall be reached by him who always sees Brahman in action.
Brahmarpanam brahma havir Brahmagnau brahmanaa hutam Brahmaiva tena gantavyam Brahmakarma samaadhina. (Prayer before meals)
42. Therefore with the sword of knowledge of the Self, cut asunder the doubt of the self born of ignorance, residing in thy heart, and take refuge in yoga. Arise, O Arjuna!
Q1. How do you know whether you have acted selflessly?
Q2. Interpret verse eighteen.
Q3. Why is verse twenty-four chanted before meals?