Yet it is the calmness, steadiness, and contentment of a sattwic mind that allows us to be “free from the need to get or hold onto anything.”
Integral Yoga Teachings
Karma Yoga means a selfless act. If you are motivated to do something for others, and don’t expect any result or reward for you, such an action is called Karma Yoga.
“I don’t think anything can extinguish this fire of grief raging within me even if I were to become the prosperous and unrivaled ruler of the earth and even over the heavens.” (Arjuna) Through our application of the teachings of Yoga, we are all probably making some progress in not getting as upset about things… Read more »
But selecting your guru is selecting another partner for eternity. It is for a higher reason, a spiritual reason
When we see suffering, it is not the immortal Self that suffers. It is difficult, yet let us remember that it is not our essence– our true identity as children of God–that undergoes anguish and pain.
We often don’t accomplish what we want because we have so many thoughts and desires—some of them mutually exclusive—that the strength of the mind gets exhausted.
The teachings may vary, but the central teaching is always the same—to know our True Self. That is the first and foremost goal.
Life itself is a long dream. We are unable to realize the illusoriness of the external objects because the dream is still on.
Where is the action if you sit quietly and close your eyes and meditate? Get into the field. And make sure that the mind is totally focused, one-pointed, not shaken.