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Venkatesaya - 'Be' with Swami Venkatesananda

Daily Readings, Yoga, and Satsangs with Swami Venkatesananda

This is Karma Yoga

Karma yoga strikes a blow at the very root of all our problems. What are our problems?

Lust, desire, craving, desire for pleasure, profit or power. All living organisms are active, that is the law of nature, but man is driven by desire. This leads to sin and to suffering.

Karma Yoga keeps action in, and desire out. Desire disturbs the equilibrium of the mind – desirelessness preserves it. A balanced state of mind is conducive to efficiency, skill and achievement.

This state of desirelessness is not possible to grasp, but try to have just this one desire – desire to do your duty for duty’s sake. Remember God all the time. Feel that you are worshipping the Lord Who is seated in all beings. You will naturally be free from selfish desires and the profit motive. With the profit motive out of the way, people promote one another’ s welfare.