Gita Madhurya -Ramsukhdas 54

Gita Madhurya -Swami Ramsukhdas

Chapter VI


Sri Bhagavan said—I have told you several facts about Karmayoga (the discipline of action). Now I tell you the essence of Karmayoga. He, who discharges his duty without seeking its fruit viz., without depending on perishable things is a Samnyasi (Sankhyayogi) and a Yogi (Karmayogi). Ile who has renounced the sacred fire or the action is not a Samnyasi (renouncer) or a Yogi. Therefore. O Arjuna, whatever is called Samnnyasa (Sankhyayoga) by people, know that to be Yoga (Karmayoga).

What is glorious in a Samnyasi and a Yogi?

There is glory of renunciation of Sankalpa (the thought of the world) for no one who has not given up thought of the world can become a Yogi.(1-2)

What is the means which enables a man to become a Yogi?

Action without motive is the means which enables a man to become a Yogi (equanimous). For the same man when he is established in Yoga, tranquillity of mind is said to be the means to attain blessedness (God-Realization) viz., the Yogi should not enjoy the tranquillity which he gets by renouncing the world.(3)


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