Bhagavad Gita sings:
ब्रह्मण्याधाय कर्माणि सङ्गं त्यक्त्वा करोति यः ।
लिप्यते न स पापेन पद्मपत्रमिवाम्भसा ॥५- १०॥
brahmaṇy ādhāya karmāṇi
sangam tyaktva karoti yah,
lipyate na sa pāpena
padmapattram ivā’mbhasā (10)
“The man who acts,
dedicating all his actions to God
abandoning all attachment,
untouched by sin as a lotus leaf is untouched by water.”
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),
who acts with total detachment because there is nothing beyond to be desired, is unaffected by action.
Yet he is busy with the performance of action for the guidance
good of the ones who are behind him.
[Revered Swami Adgadanandji Paramhans]