Karma Yoga – The Yoga of Action

There are many paths in Yoga. The Bhagavad Gita, one of the most spiritual Yogic Texts, describes one path as Karma Yoga, from the Sanskrit ‘Ki’, meaning ‘to give’ , as ‘the Yoga of Action’. We engage in Karma Yoga by reaching out and giving to others without attachment to (or in spite of) our own self-centered desires. In the Gita, this great path is described by Krishna as “giving without desire for profit, with no claims to proprietorship, and free from lethargy”. He also insures Arjuna (and the reader) that this is ‘a path to supreme happiness and the boundless joy.’

To quote another spiritual giant, John Wooden, a legendary basketball player and coach from Indiana on the topic of Karma Yoga “You can’t live a perfect day without doing something for someone who will never be able to repay you.”

In Peace,

Chris Dormaier

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