It is true that entire Bhagbad Gita teaches all forms of Yoga including Bhakti Yoga and Karma Yoga, all the deeds of Prakriti and even Sankhya Yoga. Shri Krishna placed Bhakti Yoga as the best format of Yoga. Why it is so, we have discussed in our earlier session (Check it out). But, throughout Bhagbad Gita and with his entire life, he trains to work continuously, without thinking about the results of those works and to be always righteous about the works. In fact, these three are the features of Karma Yoga. When you understand these three, you will understand essentiality of Karma Yoga in a Yogi’s life and will also understand Karma yoga in its complete glow.

Gyan Yoga creates the base of Yoga. Before leaping on anything, it is essential to know the path well and Gyan Yoga does exactly what is needed. You felt the urge to be a yogi from inside (Check how to realize the urge). Then, you learn what is Yoga and what the destination of it is. You also learnt what Karma Yoga is. It is the form of Yoga that teaches you to detach your mind from all material attachments. During your Gyan Yoga session, you learnt that you feel to be different from the Paramatma, only because of the material attachments. Hence, it is time to leave all those attachments.

It is not an easy task to leave all attachments, while residing in the material world itself. Hence, if you detach your mind from attachments once a day, you will attach it a thousand times. So is the need of practicing Karma Yoga day-night. This will create a virtual mind, by separating your intellect into a virtual disk, as you do in your PC. This virtual mind will constantly tick on like a clock at your mind, saying – “remove attachment”. Thus, the number of detachments will constantly increase and ultimately will take you to a state, where only two or three attachments will seem to be sticky. This can be removed only by Bhakti yoga (learn how), which you will be starting soon.

Here one thing must be noted deeply. Do not leave your jobs ever. There is no one in the material world or in the entire universe, who can survive without doing any work. If you think leaving family and becoming saint is like that, its utterly wrong concept, since a Sannyasi marries Prakriti herself and to them, his or her family is the entire race of creatures.

Leaving attachment to work is a statement which is highly confusing. Many think that they should do work very much casually and that is what Karma Yoga says. This is again a complete wrong understanding. Leaving attachment to work never means doing work very much casually, but it essentially means showing casualness towards results of those works. Every time we do a work, our materially attached mind does fix it towards the end result of that work. When it finds that the end result is not directed towards success of his or her, they either deny to do the work or wishes to manipulate the end results. This creates the ultimate chaos. Check the following examples to understand that clearly.

Example 1: Your college exam or assignment submission

You are going to appear in your college exam or going to submit assignment. You have not studied at all or you are not confident in giving the exam or submit assignment. Naturally, your results would not be as per your requirement or expectation. To match that with your expectations, what do you do? You assign some experts to make the assignment ready for you. Or you go for suggestions or even make cheats to copy in your exam room. This is what attachment is. When you have not attachment, you will thoroughly read the text book on one night and answer according to your understanding. Or in case of assignment, you will study over night and prepare it on your own, least bothered about whatever the result would be. This is Karma Yoga.

Example 2: Proposing your mate

You made sure to propose a man or a woman and you are confident that you will be denied. What you do? You try to manipulate the results by making the person or lady pleased with gifts, with restaurant foods and all kinds. Here you are trying to manipulate your end results, because of attachment to fruits of your work. You wish to control the results and that comes from attachment only. If you were practicing Karma Yoga, you would have simply made your homework about your appearance, your tastes, your life objectives and your dedication to care him or her forever and would have approached him or her. Whatever would have been his or her reply, that would make no difference to you.

Example 3: Getting a Job

When you plan to sit on an interview or go for any job exam, what you do to assure your seat in the job? You search for the right medium to make bribe and ensure your selection by other means. It is for your attachment to your job selection. And because of this attachment, authority also sits eagerly to accept bribe. Fault of them is generated by your expectations and your expectations are governed by your attachments. A person, whose heart is practicing Karma Yoga, would remain indifferent in the job selection. When everyone can remain like that, the bribe seekers would face the calamity, not you.

Example 4: Winning an election

The attachment is not only in you, but it is much more in the famous people. To get the desired fame, many famous people purchases all CDs of their competitors release; to get the desired tender approval, companies pay bribe to the manager of the higher company; to get approval of the government, big companies also do make bribes to the ministers or sponsor their election expenses; and finally the ministers, to get the desired elections they seek sponsors from businessmen, they manipulate vote boxes through the businessmen fund (by feeding wine and meat to the club guys) and finally they charge bombs and jams booths to stop general voters poll their votes. A Person, fixing his heart in Karma Yoga would never do anything like that.

Karma yoga is not only to leave attachment from fruits of work, but also to make your approach to any work righteous. What does righteous means? Some will say simply one word as answer – Virtue. But then the question is what is virtue? Virtue means works that are according to the social welfare. Does social welfare means making all technologies reachable to all? Does social welfare means providing foods to everyone who are not having food? Does social welfare means monetary support providing only? Never is the answer. Social welfare is only when possible when the society is directed towards salvation. Whenever society makes fame achievement, money making and lust pleasing as their goal and objective, decay is absolutely natural and that is evident in today’s society.

Whenever society is given food and clothes and money (though minimum for living) without making them work, the entire culture is destroyed. Shri Hari establishes that only while treating king Paundrik. Paundrik was doing exactly that and establishing himself as god. Social welfare is when any act of anyone is directing society towards salvation, towards the supreme and never plunging them in money, fame and lust. Whatever act plunges others into money, fame and lust, that act is righteousness and that is against the rule of Karma Yoga.

However, if you observe the examples (stated above), you will find that whenever you leave attachment to your work’s end results, naturally your works will be directed in the righteous path. So, just imagine the world or at least your locality to practice Karma yoga. There will be no bribe, no corruption, no cheating and no manipulation – Won’t you sense a heaven on earth. So Built it!

Practice Karma Yoga day-night

Gyan Yoga creates the base of Yoga. Before leaping on anything, it is essential to know the path well and Gyan Yoga does exactly what is needed. You felt the urge to be a yogi from inside (Check how to realize the urge). Then, you learn what is Yoga and what the destination of it is. You also learnt what Karma Yoga is. It is the form of Yoga that teaches you to detach your mind from all material attachments. During your Gyan Yoga session, you learnt that you feel to be different from the Paramatma, only because of the material attachments. Hence, it is time to leave all those attachments.

It is not an easy task to leave all attachments, while residing in the material world itself. Hence, if you detach your mind from attachments once a day, you will attach it a thousand times. So is the need of practicing Karma Yoga day-night. This will create a virtual mind, by separating your intellect into a virtual disk, as you do in your PC. This virtual mind will constantly tick on like a clock at your mind, saying – “remove attachment”. Thus, the number of detachments will constantly increase and ultimately will take you to a state, where only two or three attachments will seem to be sticky. This can be removed only by Bhakti yoga (learn how), which you will be starting soon.

Here one thing must be noted deeply. Do not leave your jobs ever. There is no one in the material world or in the entire universe, who can survive without doing any work. If you think leaving family and becoming saint is like that, its utterly wrong concept, since a Sannyasi marries Prakriti herself and to them, his or her family is the entire race of creatures.

Karma Yoga is Leaving attachments to fruits of Work

Leaving attachment to work is a statement which is highly confusing. Many think that they should do work very much casually and that is what Karma Yoga says. This is again a complete wrong understanding. Leaving attachment to work never means doing work very much casually, but it essentially means showing casualness towards results of those works. Every time we do a work, our materially attached mind does fix it towards the end result of that work. When it finds that the end result is not directed towards success of his or her, they either deny to do the work or wishes to manipulate the end results. This creates the ultimate chaos. Check the following examples to understand that clearly.

Example 1: Your college exam or assignment submission

You are going to appear in your college exam or going to submit assignment. You have not studied at all or you are not confident in giving the exam or submit assignment. Naturally, your results would not be as per your requirement or expectation. To match that with your expectations, what do you do? You assign some experts to make the assignment ready for you. Or you go for suggestions or even make cheats to copy in your exam room. This is what attachment is. When you have not attachment, you will thoroughly read the text book on one night and answer according to your understanding. Or in case of assignment, you will study over night and prepare it on your own, least bothered about whatever the result would be. This is Karma Yoga.

Example 2: Proposing your mate

You made sure to propose a man or a woman and you are confident that you will be denied. What you do? You try to manipulate the results by making the person or lady pleased with gifts, with restaurant foods and all kinds. Here you are trying to manipulate your end results, because of attachment to fruits of your work. You wish to control the results and that comes from attachment only. If you were practicing Karma Yoga, you would have simply made your homework about your appearance, your tastes, your life objectives and your dedication to care him or her forever and would have approached him or her. Whatever would have been his or her reply, that would make no difference to you.

Example 3: Getting a Job

When you plan to sit on an interview or go for any job exam, what you do to assure your seat in the job? You search for the right medium to make bribe and ensure your selection by other means. It is for your attachment to your job selection. And because of this attachment, authority also sits eagerly to accept bribe. Fault of them is generated by your expectations and your expectations are governed by your attachments. A person, whose heart is practicing Karma Yoga, would remain indifferent in the job selection. When everyone can remain like that, the bribe seekers would face the calamity, not you.

Example 4: Winning an election

The attachment is not only in you, but it is much more in the famous people. To get the desired fame, many famous people purchases all CDs of their competitors release; to get the desired tender approval, companies pay bribe to the manager of the higher company; to get approval of the government, big companies also do make bribes to the ministers or sponsor their election expenses; and finally the ministers, to get the desired elections they seek sponsors from businessmen, they manipulate vote boxes through the businessmen fund (by feeding wine and meat to the club guys) and finally they charge bombs and jams booths to stop general voters poll their votes. A Person, fixing his heart in Karma Yoga would never do anything like that.

Karma Yoga essentially trains righteousness

Karma yoga is not only to leave attachment from fruits of work, but also to make your approach to any work righteous. What does righteous means? Some will say simply one word as answer – Virtue. But then the question is what is virtue? Virtue means works that are according to the social welfare. Does social welfare means making all technologies reachable to all? Does social welfare means providing foods to everyone who are not having food? Does social welfare means monetary support providing only? Never is the answer. Social welfare is only when possible when the society is directed towards salvation. Whenever society makes fame achievement, money making and lust pleasing as their goal and objective, decay is absolutely natural and that is evident in today’s society.

Whenever society is given food and clothes and money (though minimum for living) without making them work, the entire culture is destroyed. Shri Hari establishes that only while treating king Paundrik. Paundrik was doing exactly that and establishing himself as god. Social welfare is when any act of anyone is directing society towards salvation, towards the supreme and never plunging them in money, fame and lust. Whatever act plunges others into money, fame and lust, that act is righteousness and that is against the rule of Karma Yoga.

However, if you observe the examples (stated above), you will find that whenever you leave attachment to your work’s end results, naturally your works will be directed in the righteous path. So, just imagine the world or at least your locality to practice Karma yoga. There will be no bribe, no corruption, no cheating and no manipulation – Won’t you sense a heaven on earth. So Built it!

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