I have a question regarding shloka 4.14 from the Bhagavad Geeta:
There is no work that affects Me; nor do I aspire for the fruits of action. One who understands this truth about Me also does not become entangled in fruitive reactions of work.
Somehow I have a feeling that this shloka has a much more profound meaning than is exposed in Praphupada's interpretation.
Since I am a physicist I try to think of Krishna as a transcendental being. For example in 6.30:
For one who sees me everywhere and sees everything in Me, I am never lost, nor is he ever lost to me.
I can understand this shloka in the sense that when one has achieved a certain degree of consciousness one has a feeling that one is surrounded by god all the time and he manifests as different people, events, etc as if by intended chance. I have that feeling many times.
But I can't quite make sense of 4.14: "There is no work that affects Me; nor do I aspire for the fruits of action. One who understands this truth about Me also does not become entangled in fruitive reactions of work."
How can no work affect Krishna if everything is in Him and He is in everything? I think this is related to the first shloka in Purusha Suktam: "Athyathisthaddusangulam". But somehow I feel it has a more profound meaning... Does it mean that Krishna is an end in itself (Himself)?