'Karma Yoga' Chapter

Yoga Karma

In Karma yoga, you seek to cultivate a practice of action that creates the least disruption possible. You reflect on the course of the events you were involved in, how everything happened, your own actions included, and by doing so gain insight into how any event may weigh on your heart and mind, and influence your future actions.

There are bigger forces at play in the world than any form of human effort, and reality itself is “self-organizing” so to speak.

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“In Karma-yoga no effort is ever lost, and there is no harm. Even a little practice of this discipline protects one from great fear [of birth and death].” Bhagavad Gita

Karmic Burden

Today we are talking about karma yoga. Yoga roughly translates as union. It’s like self-discipline in a way, but focused more on personal development than goal striving. In fact, the absence of goal striving is the key element behind karma… Seek More

Understand Actions

In Karma yoga, you don’t swear off all action, and in fact, there is a reason normally undertaken action has the burdensome effect it does. When you take an action you see yourself as personally involved, no? Anything you feel… Seek More

Element of Choice

How often have you taken an action that you failed to see turn out the way you like, but would have accepted a working solution instead of the outcome you got? A compromise? How often does refusal to compromise pan… Seek More

Gnani, Bhakti and Karma Yoga

That trio I mentioned earlier, thought, belief, and action, these three form the core of any system of yoga, and ultimately anyone will manifest a leaning toward one of these over the others in yoga practice. The three correspond to… Seek More

Reflection on Actions

Karma yoga isn’t just constant action. There is a practice of reflection to gain insight from ones actions. You don’t subscribe to self-recrimination in this reflection. Self is a non-factor in Karma yoga. Insight meditation. You reflect on the course… Seek More