Lord Krishna (His Lilas and Teachings) -Swami Sivananda
THE BHAGAVATA DHARMA
Avirhotra Instructs on Karma Yoga
The King Nimi said: “Please explain to me Karma Yoga by which, being purified, a man can soon free himself from Karma and attain the supreme knowledge of the Self, which is possible only when he withdraws himself from the association from all objects and the course of active duties. Formerly, before my father Ikshvaku, I put this question to Brahma’s son Sanaka and others, but they did not answer it. Please tell me the cause of their silence.”
This division is according to the words of the Vedas. It is not a mere worldly talk. As the Vedas emanate from the Lord, they are mandates that should be implicitly obeyed. They are not like worldly affairs subject to discussion or argument. Even learned men are perplexed with regard to the duties enjoined by the Vedas.