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Lord Krishna is one of the most interesting characters of the Epic Mahabarata. His role and machinations in the various aspects of Mahabarata is well known. All his actions were intended to bring the good to prevail on this earth. In the final battle of Mahabarata at the Kurukshetra, when Arjuna faces all his kith and kin in the enemy camp and is confused and steps down from his chariot, lacking the conviction to fight. It is Lord Krishna who provides the advice, which is contained in the doctrine of Bhagavath Gita.
While the advice given to Arjuna by Lord Krishna is the subject of the entire Bhagvad gita. My favourite among them is
II कर्मण्येवाधिकारस्ते मा फलेषु कदाचन,
मा कर्मफलहेतुर्भूर्मा ते सङ्गोऽस्त्वकर्मणि II
“You have a right to perform your prescribed duty, but you are not entitled to the fruits of action. Never consider yourself the cause of the results of your activities, and never be attached to not doing your duty."
What this implies is that focus all your energies on the work at hand and how to do a brilliant job of it. You do not have control of the outcome and stressing too much on the outcome and foregoing the task of acting is counterproductive. We rarely control all the factors relating to the outcome of our life/ activity. We may attempt to predict using normal tools, but the reality is unpredictable. However the effort and diligence that we apply to the task at hand is entirely ours and we must devote 100% of our energies and focus to that work, without being worried about the outcome.
From a Portfolio Management standpoint, this alludes to the following logic :
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