“Our Intellect is bewildered by the ambiguous pieces of advice- that are bound to the chosen as per the pre-decided paths in our life for attaining the highest form of happiness”! … Randhir Kumar
Everyone is compelled to find their intrinsic modes of nature, no-one is ever going to stay at one place without the action of their deeds. Those who show external renunciation by donning the ochre robes or are internally dwelled with a sense of mere objects- are a concern for the world!
Karma yoga is for having interactions of the action by detaching from the world with ease. One should stress the daily responsibilities for meeting and enjoying God’s creation in the best way!
Bhagavad Gita has verses which can inspire people everyday:
- लोकेऽस्मिन्द्विविधा निष्ठा पुरा प्रोक्ता मयानघ |
ज्ञानयोगेन साङ्ख्यानां कर्मयोगेन योगिनाम् ||
Means: The two paths leading to enlightenment are explained as the path of knowledge, for those inclined toward examination and path of working for those who are inclined towards action- both are congruently important!
- न कर्मणामनारम्भान्नैष्कर्म्यं पुरुषोऽश्नुते |
न च संन्यसनादेव सिद्धिं समधिगच्छति ||
Means: Simply, one cannot win freedom from his/her karmic reactions by abstaining from their work duties, nor can attain the knowledge or perfection by merely adopting physical renunciation-Work should be worship!
- न हि कश्चित्क्षणमपि जातु तिष्ठत्यकर्मकृत् |
कार्यते ह्यवश: कर्म सर्व: प्रकृतिजैर्गुणै: ||
Means: In this universe, no-one can remain without doing his/her actions even for a single moment. Simply, all human beings are compelled to perform as per their innate qualities for controlling the material nature of the world- Karma is imperative!
- यस्त्विन्द्रियाणि मनसा नियम्यारभतेऽर्जुन |
कर्मेन्द्रियै: कर्मयोगमसक्त: स विशिष्यते ||
Means: Engaging in the true sense into your job roles without attachment are a certain way of attaining the superior consciousness- Work to attain freedom!
- नियतं कुरु कर्म त्वं कर्म ज्यायो ह्यकर्मण: |
शरीरयात्रापि च ते न प्रसिद्ध्येदकर्मण: ||
Means: You are entitled to perform your prescribed Vedic duties, as an action is for attaining the supreme and inaction leads to the real sense of discouragement, but you are not entitled to fruits. Efforts are of vital importance, even moving from one place to another will not be possible without action- Efforts are vital!
- यज्ञार्थात्कर्मणोऽन्यत्र लोकोऽयं कर्मबन्धन: |
तदर्थं कर्म कौन्तेय मुक्तसङ्ग: समाचर ||
Means: Work must be done as a yajña for sacrifice to one and only supreme Lord, which binds you to the bondages of this material world. Perform your prescribed duties, without being attached to the results or fruits of returns for the satisfaction of God- Path to spiritual happiness!
- सहयज्ञा: प्रजा: सृष्ट्वा पुरोवाच प्रजापति: |
अनेन प्रसविष्यध्वमेष वोऽस्त्विष्टकामधुक् ||
Means: In the starting of creation, Brahma created this world in conjunction with duties, and said that “one who prospers as per the performance of daily deeds, shall be bestowed as per the best achievements”- Performing your duties with happiness is the key!
Execute your prearranged duties with an obligation to almighty as the performance of your duties is for pleasing the celestial gods, and detaching yourself from the material prosperity is a freedom in itself. Those who settle without doing their responsibilities in this cycle are entitled to obligatory sins, as you live for the delight of your senses and perform your karmic doings for yourself, not for the world. In the same manner, as Shakespeare wrote: All the world’s a stage, this world is a stage and our life is a play!