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The KARMA YOGA (Work without desires of  fruitive results)

Some peoples are confused with the word "KARMA YOGA". Karma Yoga means doing work for the sake of doing work only as a prescribed duty without any attachment for the desired results and focus on work only and not results. We have rights to the best performance of our work but we have no right to our result which is beyond our scope of rights. We work in our office but despite our hard work if our employer does not wish to release our salary due to some financial problems or due to his selfish motives then we will not get the result of our work as result depends on factors beyond our control. Karma Yoga does not mean that you work like an ox in an oil mill to raise wealth for you and your family for enjoying sense gratifications and indulging in senses. We are compelled to do our work according to quality which we acquired from material nature. We can't remain without work, not even for a second. One should control active senses by the mind and do karma yoga without attachment to the results of action and doing work as a matter of duty only. Work is so essential that we can not even maintain our body without work. Performing your prescribed duty as sacrifice to Vishnu and for his satisfaction to avoid bondage by work is better than not working at all. You have only two options: To do work or Not to do work. For a person who is satisfied with himself only and is on the path of self-realization, there is no purpose for doing the prescribed duty and he does not even think about not doing any work. He does not feel any need to depend upon someone. 

Karma Yoga is doing work in devotion to God Shri Krishna without engaging in senses desires and sense gratification with no attachment for favorable results whereas Karma is doing work for favorable results with focus and attachment with results only.

Whatever you do, do as a sacrifice to God. Always offer vegetarian food prepared at home first to God Krishna and then consume it as prasadam otherwise food prepared to satisfy the tongue and stomach is nothing but eating sin and living a life of sense gratification in vain. The food offered to Krishna first makes food purified from material contamination. 
If you are a great man then you have to be very careful and cautious with your behavior and actions because other people will follow your actions and behavior. He sets examples for others to follow. God Shri Krishna had everything in the universe and he could obtain anything by simply wishing but still, he was playing the role of chariot driver in Mahabharata for Arjuna because he knew that ordinary people follow great personalities and whatever great men do, other follows them. He has to set before them an example of doing work with no attachment to results and doing selfless work as a matter of duty only.

False ego makes us think that we are a doer of our activities but whatever we do, is done, by three modes of material nature i.e., mode of goodness, mode of passion, mode of ignorance. Each person acts according to nature which he has acquired from the three modes. There are principles to regulate attachment and aversion regarding senses and their objects. One should not allow attachment and aversion in the path of self-realization. Performing your prescribed duty even with fault is better than doing another man's duty perfectly. Following another's path is perilous. To get freedom from the bondage of work, we have to surrender all of our work to God Shri Krishna with no desire for gain and with no claim to proprietorship and free from indolence.

Work in devotional service is better than renunciation of work. You will not be happy if you renounce all work but not engage in devotional service. Yogis have to work with mind, senses, body, intelligence without attachment for the only purification. Supreme lord does not assume anybody's bad or pure activities. All living beings are equal. To get liberation, you have to fix your mind, intelligence, faith, refuge on God only. Live a life of equilibrium with no sense of gratification, anger, desires, sins, attachment, always in trance and enjoying pleasure in soul only and focus on supreme God as Supreme Lord of all the planets and demigods, ultimate proprietor and enjoyer, take carer and well-wisher of all living entities and people working for the welfare of all living beings and are self-disciplined will be surely liberated in supreme in the forthcoming future and attain peace from sorrows of the material world.

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Pankaj Mannan


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