Dynamic Peace

Lord Krishna expects us to cultivate dynamic peace. He does not want us to be idle for even a single second. He characterizes his ‘dear ones’ as those who are engaged in working for the commonweal. Such activity is known as the practice of yajna, dāna and tapas – sacrifice, charity and self-control. Man should…

All Work is Yoga

Every bit of work is yoga for you when you are sincere. Think that the Lord is working through your hands, eating through your mouth. In the beginning some of your actions may be unselfish. But in the long run you can do all actions in an unselfish manner. Always scrutinize your motives. Every act…

Mind To God

Give the mind to God and then you will be liberated. You will be free from birth and death. You will get the highest bliss. There is no doubt of this. Worship God in the poor and the sick. Service of the poor and sick is worship of God. Destroy ghṛṇā (disgust and loathing) when…

Benefits of Karma Yoga

Karma yoga prepares the mind for the reception of the light of knowledge. It expands the heart and breaks all barriers that stand in the way of unity or oneness. Karma yoga is the effective method, or sadhana, for citta suddhi (purification of the mind). When the thought of doing good to others becomes a…

The Secret

As you think, so you become. If you always think of taking breaks, you will break. Just enjoy the work. Real joy comes when you work for others and not for yourself. When you work for yourself, you develop anxiety, you develop worry and fear. When you work for others there is joy. That is…

Serve Silently

Work for the commonweal; do not work for selfish gains. Give up all profit motives. Work with detachment and you will attain eternal peace and immortality. The wise man does actions but believes himself to be free from actions since he expects no returns therefrom and has no selfish motive thereto. Serve without being conspicuous.…

Be Free in Action

Every thought and every deed of yours will generate certain tendencies which will affect your life here and hereafter. If you do good actions with a selfless spirit, you will soar high into regions of bliss and peace. As you sow so shall you reap. Good actions generate good thoughts. Wrong actions bring pain, misery…

You Should Know How to Communicate

Once upon a time there lived a king who really wanted a son. After many, many years his wife at last gave birth to a boy. The king was joyous. Immediately he called all the astrologers to learn his son’s future. Many great astrologers came to study the boy’s horoscope. Each one studied the charts.…

Selfless Action

Karma yoga removes the impurities of the mind and prepares it for the reception of divine light, divine grace and divine knowledge. Service of humanity is service of God. Work always elevates when it is done in the right spirit, without attachment and egoism. Karma yoga expands the heart, breaks all the barriers that stand…

The Present is Supreme

In order to attain success in yoga, sādhanā (spiritual practice) is necessary. Have no patience with theoretical religion. By contemplating in a closed room for years, you may not advance more than a few steps. The effects of past actions can only be washed away by the fresh, virtuous actions in the present – that…

Love Even the Mosquitoes that Bite You

Universal love means to see the same Self in everything. Unlimited, unconditional love  is  universal.  If  you  have universal  love,  there is not even a single thing you dislike. You love everything, even the mosquitoes that bite you. You don’t dislike them; you simply say, “Well, mosquito, that is the purpose for which you were…