Category Archives: Karma-yoga

Free Will Vs Fruits of Action Not in Hand

Let us say K sees himself in his dream. Let us call this K in the dream of K as K’. K’ exists because of the mind of K. It appears to K’ that he has free will but is it of any use as K’ exists due to the mind of K and is controlled by the mind of K. K’ is like a puppet.

Likewise, in the waking world, it may appear that there is free will but in reality, the results of the action are not in anybody’s hands. The whole waking world is the projection of consciousness and it is like a puppet show in which the puppet thinks that he is not the puppet but is the doer.

Karmayoga – Impossible!

Q. How can I work without the expectation of anything in return? Why should I work in that case? Karmayoga sounds almost impossible.

A. Normally, a child loves playing game. Some people love cooking, some love dancing, some love teaching, some love writing, some love Tennis, some love Cricket, some love literature, some love Math and the list goes on and on. If you do what you love then you do not feel that you are doing it. You are almost in trans doing it. Work becomes play. As long as one is doing what one really loves (Swadharma), Karmayoga is not that difficult. The problem is when you like something but do something else because of the money or whatever reason. If one is doing what he does not like, he definitely needs motivation to keep him under the stress of doing the work. Naturally, Karmayoga then becomes very difficult.

Karma Yoga Related

Here are some statements/quotes:

1. A flower blossoms with its natural beauty and smell whether anybody notices it or not.
2. I want to sing like the birds sing, not worrying about who hears or what they think – Rumi.

image – Gita

The above implies that you control your actions, but never the fruits of the actions.  Let not the fruits of actions be your motive, nor let your attachment towards something be a cause of inaction.