Bhagavad Gita, Sri Ramakrishna, Swami Vivekananda

Detachment fruits of actions (Bhagavad Gita)

Vairagya: Only action is your obligation, never its fruits, stick to Yoga (Philosophy Karma Yoga)

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You only have the right to Work, not its fruits. Gita II-47 (Sankhya Yoga Philosophy)
Karma Yoga Doctrine

In the Bhagavad Gita, Sri Krishna explains to Arjuna the fundamental concept of detachment (Vairagya) for the results (fruits) of actions, yoga is the way to achieve it. And we also see a definition of Yoga: “Skill in action.”

Bhagavad Gita in Spanish detachment fruits of the acciones (Bhagavad Gita) Bhagavad Gita in Portuguese detachment Bagavadeguitá.

Reference to detachment from the result of action is ubiquitous in the Bhagavad Gita (the Path of Wisdom).

Detachment escapes the fruit of good and bad acts. Bhagavad Gita
Yoga of Knowledge (Jnana)

«Here, in this world, a man endowed with that attitude of detachment escapes the fruit of good and bad acts. Therefore Arjuna, stick to yoga. Yoga is skill in action» Bhagavad Gita II-50 Sankhya Yoga.

For Gandhi, Detachment from the fruit of actions, is perhaps the main teaching of the Bhagavad Gita and also of the Yoga Philosophy.

Detachment from the fruit of actions (Gandhi) Bhagavad Gita, Yoga Philosophy

Bhagavad Gita II-38 Yoga of equanimity: assume pleasure and pain equally

Reflect on this verse. In it the important Yoga of Equanimity is being enunciated, or for Swami Sivananda the doctrine of balance in action. But it is really difficult to apply. How can you remain balanced through intense activity? How can you stay the same both when you win and when you lose? It is not easy but the Bhagavad Gita will teach you how to do it.

The Bhagavad Gita states that man must fulfill his obligations, he must act, but without expecting its fruits.

Man has to act, and he has the freedom to decide how to do it, and he must do it without worrying about the results obtained from that action.

In verse 4 of chapter III, Karma Yoga (the Yoga of Action) Krishna tells us that not taking action, that is, giving up what we have to do, is not the path to liberation:

Bhagavad Gita III-4 Man never enjoys the liberation of action by not taking it

In verse 40 of chapter III, we find again a reference to attachment and also a new definition of Yoga: The impartiality of the mind

Bhagavad Gita II-48 The Yoga is the Impartiality of the mind (Yoga Philosophy)

As we see, Krishna tells him to act, to fight, since it is his obligation as a warrior, if he does not do so it would go against his Dharma. Again we see that yoga is the means.

The Bhagavad Gita explains to us the Paths of Yoga to achieve detachment.

Sadhana are a series of spiritual exercises that facilitate detachment.

For Swami Sivananda:

«The entire scope of all yoga systems (and each religion represents one) is to clear up this ignorance and allow Atman to restore its own nature. The main instruments in this liberation are Abhyasa and Vairagya. Vairagya is detachment from life, because it is the desire to enjoy that brings all this slavery in its train; and Abhyasa is the constant practice of any of the yogas Sri Swami Sivananda.

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