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Karma Yoga

Karma Yoga

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  • Dimensions:8.5' X 5.6'
  • Edition:2007
  • Author:Swami Sivananda
  • Publisher:The Divine Life Society
  • ISBN:8170522196
  • Cover Type:Paperback
  • Number of Pages:186
  • Preface

    Swami Sivananda did not write text books as such. The books he wrote were the outpourings of wisdom from his own direct relation of the Truth.

    From his books you will derive not only the benefit of his wisdom and knowledge of both practical and esoteric matters pertaining to Yoga, but also the power of his spiritual force.

    Swami Sivananda had a unique style – simple, direct and compelling. His books are not dull treaties on yoga and philosophy, rather his enthusiasm and eagerness to help all is evident in every page, lifting the reader to new heights of understanding.


    Publisher's Note

    Sri Swami Sivananda was an embodiment of karma yoga. His life was an illustration of perfection in karma yoga. His teachings on bhakti, jnana or raja yoga were all karma yoga oriented. Hence it has not been easy to 'isolate' his teachings on karma yoga as such.

    This volume represents his published work on 'The Practice of Karma Yoga', plus extracts from several other works. However, one who studies the other volumes in this series will doubtless get a complete picture of Swamiji's views that karma yoga is the natural outflow of love of God or wisdom of the Self.


    Back of the Book

    How to live in this world without disappointment, resentment and anxiety?

    Swami Sivananda, in this book on karma yoga (or the art of dynamic selfless service), shows us how to participate in every way in this world, without disappointment and the accompanying bitterness. The secret is selfless service without expectation of a reward or even results.

    Karma yoga is suited to the dynamic man of action. But no-one can live without action, so everyone can benefit from its principles.

    Swami Sivananda, a dynamic karma yogi, looks at action and karma yoga from every viewpoint in this book. He also covers the Duties of Man, Universal Laws governing action, the Law of Karma and Reincarnation.




    Preface   v
    Publisher's Note   vi
    Prayer   vii
    Chapter 1: Karma Yoga 1
      Who is God? 1
      What is Karma? 2
      Yoga of Service 3
      Bhavana: The Inner Attitude 4
      Yoga of Equanimity 5
      Nishkama Karma Yoga: Selfless Service 8
      Serve the Lord in All 9
      Knowledge and Devotion 10
      Only an Instrument 10
    Chapter 2: Secrets of Karma Yoga 12
      Remove Separateness 16
      All action are Sacred 17
      Real Service 18
      Work Without Motive 19
      The Mind to God; The Hands to work 20
      Purity of Mind 21
      Karma Yoga and Self-knowledge 22
      Qualification of a Yogi 23
      Expectation Brings Bondage 25
      Restlessness Creates Selfishness 25
      No Loss in Karma Yoga 29
      Service for the Guru 31
      Health and Yoga 33
      Instructions to Aspirants 35
      Express Love Through Worshipful Service 43
    Chapter 3: Practice of Karma Yoga 46
      The Four Paths 46
      Steadfastness 49
      The Actionless Status 49
      Knowledge and Action 50
      Meditation and Action 50
      Kill Desire 52
      Practice of Brahmacharya 54
      Transcend the Pairs of Opposites 57
      Sin is a Mistake Only 57
      Pain: The Best Teacher 58
      Sannyasins: Wake Up 59
      Live up to Your Ideal 62
      Transform Your Karma into Yoga 63
      Distribute knowledge: Highest Service 64
    Chapter 4: Action and Inaction in the Bhagavad Gita 66
      The Wheel of the Universe 66
      Action and Inaction 68
      Action and Actor 70
      Prakriti Does Everything 71
      Scope For Personal Exertion 72
      Karma Yoga and Renunciation 74
      Agreeable and Disagreeable Action 77
      Self-Surrender 77
    Chapter 5: Svadharma 80
      What is Svadharma? 80
      The Caste System 80
      The Stages of Life 81
      Duties of Man 84
      Philosophy of Right and Wrong 91
      The Three Gunas 94
      Karma Indriyas: Organs of Action 96
      Self-Delusion 98
      The Pseudo Karma Yogi 99
    Chapter 6: Universal Laws 102
      Law of Cause and Effect 103
      Law of Karma 107
      Law of Action and Reaction 114
      Law of Compensation 115
      Law of Retribution 117
      Law of Resistance 118
    Chapter 7: Karma and Freedom 121
      Free Will 121
      As You Sow, So Shall You Reap 123
      Man Can Outgrow Environments 125
      Man is the Master of His Destiny 126
      Free Will Versus Fatalism 129
    Chapter 8: Karma and Reincarnation 131
      Karma and Evolution 131
      Doctrine of Reincarnation 135
      Three Kinds of Karma 139
      Significance of Karma 141
      Karma and Self Effort 144
    Chapter 9: Obstacles 148
      Fashion 148
      Smoking 151
      Meat-eating 152
      Gambling 154
    Chapter10: Inspiring Stories 156
      Tiruvalluvar 156
      Raja Gopichand 158
      Story of a Pandit 158
      The Jolly Ant 159
      Rajesh Janaka 159
      An Ideal Karma-jnana-yogi 160
      Highest Self-sacrifice 162
      Story of a Bird 164
    Appendix   165
      Special Instructions for Karma Yogis 165
      Spirituality – The Basis of Real Civilisation 166
      Categories 167
      Virtues to be Cultivated 171
      Vices to be Eradicated 172
      Spiritual Diary 173
    Glossary   175

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