Sri Krishna’s Karma Yoga – Br. Shankara

Sunday, June 9, 2013

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Krishna and ArjunaIn Chapter 2 of Bhagavad Gita, Sri Krishna says to his friend and disciple, Arjuna —

“I have explained to you the true nature of the Atman. Now listen to the method of Karma Yoga. If you can understand and follow it, you will be able to break the chains of desire which bind you to your actions.

In this yoga, even the abortive attempt is not wasted. Nor can it produce a contrary result. Even a little practice of this yoga will save you from the terrible wheel of rebirth and death…

You have the right to work, but for the work’s sake only. You have no right to the fruits of work. Desire for the fruits of work must never be your motive in working….”

Krishna then explains to Arjuna how to put this high ideal into practice. Will Krishna’s instructions, given to a warrior on a battlefield in ancient India, still work for us now?  Br. Shankara talks about that in this podcast.