The lotus grows in mud, but its leaf floats above the water.
Ripples pass over it night and day, but if you look at the leaf it is always dry. Not a drop of water clings to it.So the lotus growing in mud and water is yet unsullied by them.
Just so, the man, all of whose actions are merged into God
(this dissolution occurs only with perception, not before),
and who acts with total detachment because there is nothing beyond
to be desired, is unaffected by action.