Karma Yoga: The path of Action

Karma Yoga deals with the proper way to behave in the World. It involves the renunciation of the fruits of action.

This means that one must focus on the present moment when preforming activities. Do what you are doing for the joy and happiness that comes in the moment, not the perceived happiness you project into the future.

In all activities we are responsible for the intention and the effort, not the result. Clinging to results leads to false pride and guilt, which are very destructive.

Karma Yoga Stones

This path is easier to practice once one has surrendered to Truth and acquired real Wisdom. With real wisdom one understands that our true nature is spirit. The physical world is an illusion, so there is nothing to gain in the physical world.

The true quest in this world is to become aware of your spiritual nature, which is eternal.

When this is understood, right action becomes automatic. Be good, be kind, be loving, be compassionate, be forgiving. This has been taught by all the greatest spiritual masters that ever lived. With the Knowledge that we are all one, how can you act any other way?

Karma Yoga Path

Be free from desires, free from wanting and craving. Surrender all actions onto God, and whatever you intend to do, do it to the best of your ability.

Raja Yoga

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Return from Karma Yoga to True Enlightenment

Enlightening Lotus

Do not believe in anything simply because you have heard it. Do not believe in anything simply because it is spoken and rumored by many. Do not believe in anything because it is found written in your religious books. Do not believe in anything merely on the authority of your teachers and elders. Do not believe in traditions because they have been handed down for many generations. But after observation and analysis, when you find anything that agrees with reason and is conducive to the good and benefit of one and all, then accept it and live up to it.
(Siddhartha Gautama)
(The Buddha)
563-483 B.C.

Enlightening Lotus Ripples