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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.

 

Contents

 

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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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.

 

Contents

 

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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