Karma Yoga. A book by Swami Vivekananda. Based on lectures the Swami delivered in his rented rooms at W. 39th Street in December. PDF | Karma yoga is the path that leads to salvation through action. Salvation is the ultimate state of consciousness. Work is the central and defining. Free PDF, epub, site ebook. This is a set of lectures by Swami Vivekananda on the subject of Karma Yoga, one of the several yogic paths to enlightenment.

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The present work, Practice of Karma Yoga, coming as it does, from the inspired and enlightened pen of Swami Sivanandaji, is, as usual, a safe and sound guide . isbn: ‑1‑‑‑2 (pdf) Karma Yoga might be called “applied ethics” in the highest Karma Yoga proclaims the dignity of labor in a way peculiarly. KARMA- YOGA IN BHAGAVAD-GITA. A.K. Vijayalakshmi “Swami Vivekananda's approach to the ideal of karma- yoga - a critical study ” Thesis. Department of.

By performing their duties they can attain their highest goal. An action done with some expectations about the outcome is called sakam karma.

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On the other hand the action done without being attached to the fruits and done simply as a matter of duty is called niskama karma. In order to perform niskama karma we have to give up selfish expectations about the outcome, to give up the proprietorship of the action and offer all actions to God.

A true karmayogi offers the fruits of action to God and works for the benefit of the society without any pride. Those who impelled by desire, are attached to the fruits of their action do get bound as though by chains.

So, one ought to perform his duties in a disinterested spirit without egoistic desires. One who is attached to fruits of his actions is bound by his attachment.

Renunciation of action to God is essential to get freedom and peace. We should avoid to be actuated by love or hatred, anger or fear, joy or sorrow for these are be long to mental being and are foreign to spiritual being. One should conquer egoistic desires. Analysis The Bhagavad Gita is a chapter from the epic known as Mahabharata which gives a summery of the Karma Yoga 7 process.

We have to understand the exact bearing of the Gita on the question of work or karma. It is not supporting the ascetic ethics. Action without any hope of reward or feedback is called true action.

It is not renunciation of action. Gita advocates to act according to the prescribed works for Brahmin, Ksatriya, Vaisya and Sudras.

Plato states three classes of men and advises them to act according to prescribed works for different classes for the highest social good. The ethics of both advises us to perform our duties without any desire for fruits or any consideration of ends and consequences.

Almost all the great personalities of the world follow the ethical path of the Gita. Action is inevitable till we attain liberation.

One needs to work for the sake of liberation and when one attains it, he has to work as instruments that the action will not be the cause of bandage.

The aim of every action should be the welfare of humanity. It is to be noted that the scientific and technological developments should be based on the ethical foundations like the karmayoga of the Bhagavad Gita. Radhakrishnan, S. Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia 3. Roy, D. Yogi, M. Work is worship-the statement is perfect in its meaning when we do not think that which work is great and which is not.

Karma Yoga - Swami Vivekananda.pdf

Flow of work as explained in positive psychology can be only understood by understanding karma yoga when we become indulged in the given work. It is intrinsic motivation secondary to the pleasure we gain by just doing work, which is higher state of concentration.

Attainment of yoga leads to salvation. Although, meaning of salvation does not matter, but it matters if we get a taste of flow in work. Recent trend is changing to the improvement of normal life to make it more fulfilling. Cutting down the worry past and result expectation future may be one of the positive factors to reduce anxiety. At the same time, good future planning living in present boosts up our spirits to perform good work up to the mark.

Proposed statements are the prophylactic measures. Karma yoga may be a therapeutic method to reduce anxiety and apprehension to reduce morbidity associated with psychiatric and medical illnesses relating to it. By taking this path, we may be able free from stress as well as be able to help others to come out of their sufferings in life. Ahuja N. A Short Textbook of Psychiatry. Gandhi MK. Gambhirananda S.

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