Integration of Action and Knowledge – Br. Shankara

Sunday, February 16, 2014

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Krishna and ArjunaAs Bhagavad Gita points out, as long as we live we have no choice but to act. Karma Yoga, the path of action, helps us spiritualize our everyday activities. Yet, Jnana Yoga, the path of knowledge, teaches that the very tools we use to live our daily lives — the body and its senses, the mind, and the intellect — are fundamentally “unreal,” and are to be renounced.

Br. Shankara explores what the scriptures and great teachers say about how to integrate these apparently contradictory approaches to God Realization.