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38. Having made --- pleasure and pain, gain and loss, victory and defeat --- the same, engage in battle for the sake of battle; thus you shall not incur sin. Chapter 2 Gita

Actions bind only when they can set a chain of reaction. This happens because of our likes and dislikes. Surrendering the worry about the result and being unaffected in whether pleasure results or pain and similarly in gain and loss or honour and dishonour frees us from reactions that bind.

Krishna says that even maintenance of body is not possible without actions King Janaka ruled the kingdom (Gita gives this example) so actions (materialistic) are not a problem but our attitude to them.

Shri Ramakrishna Paramhansa used to say a baby sitter calls the masters son as our Raju and takes care of him but in heart knows that her own children are different.

So one can do the role play while offering results to God and accepting what comes as a result without getting perturbed.