Bhagavad Gita, Sri Ramakrishna, Swami Vivekananda

Karma Yogi (Swami Vivekananda, Gita III-7)

Control of the senses with the mind, Work without attachment (Karma Yogi, Yoga Philosophy, Bhagavad Gita)

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Three characteristics of the Karma Yogi in the Bhagavad Gita:

  1. Control of the senses with the mind
  2. Work without attachment
  3. Work for the good of humanity

Two characteristics of the Karma Yogi (Swami Vivekananda, Gita III-7)

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Sri Krishna: «But those Karma Yogis who control their senses with the mind, O Arjuna, and engage their active senses in working without attachment, are certainly superior» Bhagavad Gita III-7 Yoga of Action - Karma Yoga (Swami Vivekananda)

Swami Vivekananda referred to this verse from the Bhagavad Gita thus:

«But no one can achieve peace by renouncing actions (Karma Sannyasa Yoga). No one in this life can stop activity even for a moment. The qualities of nature [Gunas]] will make him act. He who stops his activities and at the same time continues thinking about them, achieves nothing; he only becomes a hypocrite.

But he who by the power of his mind gradually brings his sense organs under control, employing them in work, that man is better. He therefore works.»

It is impossible to live without acting, we all breathe and that is already an action.

On the path of Karma Yoga, it is also necessary to work for the good of humanity.

Sri Krishna: «Just as the unenlightened perform all actions with attachment, the enlightened man should act without attachment, desiring the welfare of humanity» Bhagavad Gita III-25

And these could be the characteristics of someone who follows Karma Yoga: control of the senses, detachment and working for the good of humanity. Thus the Karma Yogi can purify his mind. Once purified, the Bhagavad Gita proposes meditation (Dhyana Yoga) to realize Atman

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