Bhagavad Gita, Sri Ramakrishna, Swami Vivekananda

Karma Yoga by Swami Vivekananda (Nishkama)



Swami Vivekananda: Karma and its effect on character. Nishkama Yoga (Philosophy, Detached Action)

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Karma Yoga (Selfless Action) by Swami Vivekananda

  1. Karma and its effect on character
  2. Everyone is great in their own place
  3. The secret of work (action)
  4. The importance of Nishkama Yoga or the Philosophy of detached action
  5. What is duty (Dharma)?
  6. We help ourselves, not the world
  7. Detachment is complete self-denial
  8. Freedom
  9. The ideal of Karma Yoga

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Swami Vivekananda, spiritual heir of Sri Ramakrishna Paramahansa, made an enormous effort explaining the Philosophy of the Bhagavad Gita and Vedanta by comparing it with Western philosophy, and was also the pioneer in making them known to the West.

The complete works of Swami Vivekananda include volume 1 on Karma Yoga where he wisely reflects on this path of yoga.

Karma Yoga is, in theory, one of the most accessible Yogas for the majority of humanity, but understanding well “the correct science of action” or its “impenetrable secret” is very complex, much less knowing how to implement it in our lives. Actions. In a certain sense this chapter III, despite its length, may not be enough to understand the practical application of the philosophy of Karma Yoga.

Vivekananda perfectly analyzes this path from different points of view: spiritual, psychological or philosophical. And that is why we have scheduled this subject after the study of Chapter III of the Bhagavad Gita. Without these reflections from Swami Vivekananda we believe it would be difficult to truly understand the profound implications of this path.

Knowing and reflecting on this magnificent work on Karma and the philosophy of Karma Yoga by Swami Vivekananda is essential to deepen your learning of the Bhagavad Gita, Vedanta and Hindu philosophy in general.

  1. The Path of Karma Yoga (purification of the mind) in the Bhagavad Gita
  2. Knowledge is the objective of man, and this spiritual knowledge is found within, being a fundamental component in the character of the human being. Therefore, pleasure should not be your goal
  3. The influence of Karma on knowledge and character
  4. The world as a representation of the will and thought of the human being
  5. How Christ (Bhakti Yoga or yoga of Devotion) and Buddha (Karma Yoga) achieved the same goal
  6. The reasons why man acts
  7. The importance of Nishkama Yoga or detached action
  8. The great lesson of the Bhagavad Gita: Work is your right, but not its fruits
  9. How man's self-control allows him to develop his will
  10. The Gunas and the character of man
  11. The concept of Not resisting evil. The case of the Bhagavad Gita (Path of Wisdom)
  12. Stillness is not possible without activity
  13. The importance of fulfilling one's Dharma according to the Bhagavad Gita
  14. Ignorance as a cause of suffering (Gita)
  15. Good and evil in the execution of action and their influence on the character of man
  16. Acting incessantly without becoming attached to action: the key idea of ​​the Bhagavad Gita
  17. Sri Krishna's teachings on the impenetrable secret of action
  18. Attachment as the cause of evil
  19. The concept of duty in the Bhagavad Gita and the philosophy of Dharma
  20. How the fulfillment of duty allows us to achieve the highest fulfillment
  21. The importance of love
  22. The concept of duty in the Bhagavad Gita and the philosophy of Dharma
  23. How the fulfillment of duty allows us to achieve the highest fulfillment
  24. The importance of love
  25. The three components of religion: philosophy, mythology and ritual
  26. The inseparability of words and thought
  27. Why should man do good to the world?
  28. Fanaticism is opposite to love
  29. Any act necessarily produces both bad and good results
  30. The struggle between the interior and exterior of man
  31. Devotion to God as a common factor of all religions and ethical systems
  32. Both Karma Yoga, Bhakti (Devotion) and Jnana Yoga (Knowledge) lead to the same goal
  33. Lessons from the Bhagavad Gita on detachment in action
  34. Does the world really need your help?
  35. All yogas lead to the same goal
  36. The law of Karma is in the mind of man
  37. The universe we see is the fruit of love or the freedom of man
  38. Knowledge is only achieved through experience
  39. Man cannot avoid inaction
  40. The profile of the Karma Yogi
  41. The ideal of Karma Yoga: “You have the right to the action, but not to its fruits"
  42. Buddha as the ideal Karma Yogi
  43. Etc

Swami Vivekananda Vision: Liberating humanity from ignorance (Bhagavad Gita and Vedanta)

He also makes reference to Sri Ramakrishna, the Bhagavad Gita, the Upanishads, the Vedas.. citing cases such as the “Parable of the King and the Sannyasin", “The Sannyasin who went to a forest to meditate “, “The Parable of the elf”, “When Shuka, son of Vyasa, visited King Yanaka” or “The Hunter's Song” as well as quotes when he gave his masterful lecture at the Parliament of the World's Religions in Chicago

Source: “Complete Works of Swami Vivekananda” by Swami Vivekananda. Volume 1, Karma Yoga.

  1. Partially translated, edited, revised and improved (several verses from the Bhagavad Gita have been added) by Pedro Nonell
  2. Partially based on the translation by Federico Climent Terrer

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Workshop: Karma Yoga (Philosophy Selfless Action, purification of the mind) Pedro Nonell
Workshop: Karma Yoga

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The Bhagavad Gita according to Swami Vivekananda

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Renunciation of action

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Should a Karma Yogi be religious?  (Bhagavad Gita, Philosophy)

In the following reflection by Swami Vivekananda we find the answer:

Karma Yoga, moral and religious system, achieve freedom, detachment, good actions (Vivekananda)

«Karma Yoga is a moral and religious system designed to achieve freedom through detachment and good actions. The Karma-yogi does not need to believe in any doctrine. He may not even believe in God.

In every moment of his life the objective of the Karma-yogi must be realization, because he has to solve alone by action, without the help of any theoretical doctrine, the same problem to which the Jnani applies his reason and inspiration and the Bhakta loves him.

The Karma-yogi is the man who understands that the highest ideal is non-resistance and, furthermore, that this is the highest manifestation of power when it is really possessed; and he also knows that what is called resistance to evil is only a step on the path that leads to the manifestation of that higher power, that is, to non-resistance. Until he has reached this higher ideal, man's duty is to resist evil; he must act, he must fight, he must resist with all his strength. Only then, when he has achieved the power to resist, will non-resistance be a virtue.» Swami Vivekananda

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