Actions Antidote Despair
We all get up in the morning with an agenda to do during the day. And many of us wisely rehearsed it well in advance, before going to sleep at earlier night. Practice of rehearsing it just before asleep have an added advantage that our subconscious mind program our schedule accordingly. In fact, it prepare itself to achieve the task and how to handle any unforeseen circumstances, if any. Still, if we don’t have enough dedication and motivation within us, our mood swing spoils everything. Our actions antidote despair only when we are prepared to act without obsessing the results we desire.
What Karma Yoga is all about?
Karma yoga is described as a way of acting, thinking and willing by which one places oneself towards awareness. By acting in accordance with one’s duty without self-centered desires, likes or dislikes he evade emotions. When one get emotionally involved only in the positive results, he tend to become over excited and angry if the desired result is not achieved. Our irritation and unhappiness not only spoil the show it incur more and more consequences. Many of our situations are not as bad as we assume, if we cultivate the tendency to wait and watch we may acquire more results. In Mahabharata Krishna explains that work done without selfish expectations purifies one’s mind and gradually make him to analyze the reason behind it.
What is Karma according to scriptures?
Everything is determined by Karma or work. No one can get anything unless he earns it, this is an eternal law. In practical life we see that some have enough wealth but they don’t have physical acquaintance to enjoy the wealth they have. We may go on accumulating things for our physical enjoyment, but only what we earn is really ours. A fool may buy all the books in the world, but he will be able to read only those that he deserves to, and this deserving is produced by Karma. Our Karma determines what we deserve and what we can assimilate.
As a Man Thinketh
We are responsible for what we are and whatever we wish ourselves to be, we have the power to make ourselves. If what we are now has been the result of our own past actions, it certainly follows that whatever we wish to be in future can be produced by our present actions, so we have to know how to act.
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