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According to Lord Krishna Karamsanyas yoga, in other words yoga of renunciation of work is difficult for human beings.
It is difficult to eradicate ego from whatever efforts one makes. It is difficult to carry out .your duty believing at the same time that you are not the doer.
Your work, in any case, you have to do and you must do it to the best of your ability.
As compared to renunciation of work, carrying out your duty with devotion is easier. Here, you are not expecting any personal reward or fruit of the efforts. You are not expecting any profit. You are not acting because of any selfish motive. You are dedicating your efforts to ‘ME’ said the Lord. In fact, you are dedicating your efforts to the humanity. Because as I said earlier all beings, living beings are parts of ‘Mine’. So, any efforts.of yours if these are bringing good to the society; these are in reality serving ‘ME’.
Therefore, for us the common people, doing our work without selfish motive, or for the good of society or Karmayoga is a path we need to follow.
Actions are the results of the 3 human ‘gunas’ or tendencies and their interaction in the human mind. These three attributes are: Satva, Rajas and Tamas. At different times one or the other dominates overpowering the remaining two. Each of these are responsible for particular activity or inactivity.
Satva, when in power, motivates the individual to engage in spirituality, charitable activities, gratitude, compassion, devotion to God etc.
Likewise, when ‘Rajas’ is prominent, the person becomes engaged in physical endeavours. Material desires take charge of him. At such moments, Satva tendencies are subdued. Such times are replete with human emotions. Happiness, anguish, sufferings, exhilarations etc. dominate life.
But when ‘Tamas’ dominates, the person becomes victim of laziness, indolence, dunes of mind, feeling of helplessness, negativity, pessimism etc.
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