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Sunday, 25 November 2012 23:52

Bhagavad-Gita 5:6 - Karma Yoga is easier



But true renunciation (Sa=ny|sa), O Arjuna, is difficult to attain without Karma-yoga. A sage equipped with Karma-yoga quickly attains Brahma. (See also 4.31, and 4.38) (5.06)

So, what is easy and what is not

Which one to follow and which one to not

They all lead to the same place, the same abode

How do you get to bring awareness in all your karma?(actions)

And How do you stay unattached

Krishna says that it is difficult

To know non attachment without

Getting into the midst of actions (karma yoga)

By living in the stream of karma

By being involved in the daily routines

I and you can get to know the reality of staying non attached

And staying focused in our endeavor of knowing the ultimate

The ultimate is achieved. //BG 5:6//

Krishna is back to where he started in verse 5:2, where he mentioned that karma yoga is superior because it is easier to follow. He has since talked about four types:

 - sakam karma - desire driven karma -attached karma 
 - karma yoga - karma without attachment 
 - karma sanyas - renunciation 
 - Gyan yoga - knowing is enough - no effort is needed 

Krishna brings in another concept of "non-doer ship" here. All the actions just happen out of you. The wind blows. River flows. Sun rises. Moon waxes and wanes. You live and you die. Actions happen out of you. You stay non attached. You are not the doer. And this being a non-doer is easier to practice if you are doing something.  we shall explore this further here by a comparative analysis

Karma Yoga: The first one above is a given. You work and you are attached. You know that you are attached. You can start watching yourself. And now you are sometimes attached and sometimes not. Sooner or later you can get to a point where you are not the doer. You stay non attached.

Karma Sanyas: Now, let us examine life of the third kind above. A renounced person also has attachments in the beginning. A person who renounces the world has to fight with two kind of attachments.


  1. He is still attached to the world he has renounced. He still wonders about what he is missing. He may still get involved in relationships that he is not supposed to. This may and sometimes leads to awkward situations if found out.
  2. This person leaves the world because of attachment to a higher world, the world of God, and or for the service of people in the world. Other normal people hold them in high regards and expect them to have different standards.

Krishna points out that a life of renunciation is not an easy life. It is harder to stay unattached given the fact that they have to deal with two kind of attachments. Moreover, they also have to deal with expectations and subtle ego that comes with their so called higher positions in the society.

Gyan Yoga: This is the forth one above and is suitable for only a small section of the population. It is the domain of the elite intellectual. They definitely know a lot, read a lot and are master logicians. Knowingly or unknowingly the become attached to their own knowledge bank. This knowledge becomes their hindrance. Knowing the Upanishads, knowing the Brahmasutras and knowing the Vedas becomes their barriers to progress. The barriers are so subtle. How can you drop all this knowledge that has taken so much work to gather.

The bigger question is, "why do ywe need to become non attached?" Why do we need to become a "non doer?"  we have addressed it before and shall continue to address in our future blogs.

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Monday, 12 November 2012 10:52

Bhagawad Gita shlokas

Bhagavad-Gita shlokas: Verse a Day


Bhagawan speaks:
There are two supreme pathways for Karma
Karma sanyas or abandoning the mundane karma
Karmayoga or abandoning no karma
Continue life with normal actions and activites
Yet,  stay non-attached to the karma
And of the two, karma yoga is superior
Merely because it is easier to apply  //5:2//


1.  Sakam Karma (Actions with attachment)


Attachment is man made.  It does not not exist in reality.  Desire is the driving force for all such actions.

Success comes with training, planning and hard work.


Side effects:  Tension, anxiety, happiness, Sadness, Stress etc.


2.  Nishkam Karma or Karma Yoga (Non attached actions)


Non attachment is the default wheteher we like it or not.  We have to realize it one day or the other.

Success again depends on training, planning and hard work.  On the outside there is no difference between 1 and 2.  Everything being equal, a non attached person will alway be ahead of an attached person because:


  •      Fewer distracting side effects mentioned above i.e stress, anxiety etc.
  •      existence aligns better

3. Karma Sanyas (Renunciation of routine actions (karma)


Attachment and non attachment doe apply to these people as well.  They, however, have decided to pursue a different life style.  They spend their time in search of the divine.  Buddha  is the greatest example; he left a kingdom in pursuit of an ascetic life.  He did not return to that life ever again.


Krishna on the other had lives like a karma yogi all his life........and that is what he prefers.....

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Thursday, 08 December 2011 02:34

Attachment, detachment and non-attachment

Karma Management:  Attachment, Detachment and Non-attachment

We have discussed definition of karma, karma sanyas (giving up of routine mundane actions) and sakam karma (desire driven actions).  The one other kind left to discuss is nishkam karma (action without any attachment).  It is important to understand attachment, detachment and non-attachment.

Attachment is an acquired phenomenon.  A child is not born with attachment.  We teach attachment to the child as we develop our attachment to the child as well.  The attachment is quite subtle and deep at the same time.  As the child grows, he or she becomes part of the parents’ and grandparents’ existence.

This happens all around us.  I used to play tennis.  I had a tennis friend circle.  Now I have become more of golf player and I now have a golf friend circle.  We sometimes go together to Bermuda for a golf vacation, mix together, eat together, play together and bond together.  This bonding is nothing but deepening our attachment to each other. 

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Wednesday, 07 December 2011 11:29

Sakam Karma: Desire driven Actions

Sakam Karma: Desire driven actions.

What it is not:

Many translate sakam karma as ‘selfish actions.’   I think it is far from the truth. In that respect, Buddha was a selfish man; he left his wife and children for selfish interests.   Sakam karma is not necessarily bad

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Saturday, 03 December 2011 01:42

Types of Karma (actions)

2nd December 2011

Gita jayanti month

Different types of karma yoga

Yesterday we talked about definition of we shall talk about different types of karma


There are two pathways for Karma

Karma sanyas or abandoning the mundane karma

Karmayoga or abandoning no karma

But stay non-attached to the karma

And of the two, karma yoga is superior

Merely because it is easier to follow //Bhagavad Gita:5:2//

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Thursday, 01 December 2011 19:04

Karma definition

December 1, 2011

Gita Jayanti month

Definition of Karma

Karma is a Sanskrit word and means “Action or work.”  How do you define karma? We all know what an action or work is, but we never feel that a definition is needed. Krishna defined Karma in Bhagavad Gita as:

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