2019, Vol. 4 Issue 1, Part Z
Efficacy of karma yoga in society
AUTHOR(S): Dr. Arun Kumar Porel
The word ‘Karma’ is derived from the Sanskrit word ‘Kri’, which means to do; all actions in Karma. Technically the word also means the effects of actions. In the connection with metaphysics, it sometimes means the effects of which our past actions were the causes. Karma Yoga is a mental discipline that allows a person to carry out his or her duties as a service to the entire world, as a path to enlightenment. We are all doing karma all the time. We are talking: that is Karma. We are listening: that is Karma. We breathe: that is Karma. We walk: Karma. Everything we do, physical or mental, is Karma and it leaves it marks on us. According to the Gita, any action done with Niahkamya Bhava is Karma Yoga. Karma binds when it is done with a selfish motive, with the expectation of fruits. But when action is done without the expectation of fruits, it is liberating. If we act as an instrument in the hands of the Lord, as a participant in the cosmic activity of Nature, without expectation of fruits, that Karma will not bind us. Karma then becomes Kama Yoga. Feel that we are only an instrument and that the Lord is working through you. Surrender the actions and their fruits to the lord. You will be freed from the bonds of Karma and enjoy peace.
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How to cite this article:
Dr. Arun Kumar Porel. Efficacy of karma yoga in society. Int J Yogic Hum Mov Sports Sciences 2019;4(1):1524-1526.