Serve with Your Whole Mind

Half-hearted service is no service at all. Give your whole heart, mind and soul when you serve. This is very important when you practice karma yoga. Some people have their body in one place, mind in another place, and soul in another place. That is the reason why they do not make any substantial progress…

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…

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…

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…

Practice Karma Yoga

The practice of karma yoga does not demand that you possess enormous wealth. You can serve with your mind and body. If you find a poor sick man lying on the roadside, give him some water or milk to drink. Cheer him up with sweet encouraging words. Take him to the nearest hospital. If you…

Meaning of Karma

Karma is a sanskrit term that signifies action or deed. Any physical or mental action is karma. Thinking is mental karma. Karma is the sum total of our acts, both in the present life and in the preceding births. Karma means not only action, but also the result of an action. The consequence of an…

Three-fold Karma

Man is threefold in his nature. He consists of desire or feeling, knowing and willing. These three fashion his karma. He knows objects like chair, tree, etc. He feels joy and sorrow. He wills – to do this, or not to do that. Behind the action, there are desire and thought. A desire for an…

Nature’s Laws

The law of compensation operates everywhere in nature’s phenomena. The seed breaks and a large tree  arises  from  the seed. There is no loss in the breaking  of  the  seed.  Fuel  burns. Fuel is destroyed. But there is heat, in accordance with the law of compensation. Many articles are cooked in the fire on account…