Karma Yoga Benefits

Karma is a Sanskrit term meaning action or deed, either physical or mental. Thinking constitutes an act of mental Karma and all Karma is the sum total of an individual’s acts, in the present life and in past incarnations.

Karma does not just refer to action; it also the result of our actions. There is a latent power in Karma or action. This is called 'Adrishta'. It is that which brings in fruits of karmas to an individual.

* Through s service one mages to purify one’s heart. Egoism, hatred, jealousy, feelings of superiority and all the kindred negative traits will disappear.

* The Karma Yogi develops feelings of humility, pure love, sympathy, tolerance and mercy. Above all that sense of separateness from the Almighty gets obliterated. Selfishness is removed. The practitioner develops a tolerant and broadminded outlook to life.

* Karma takes the shape of Karma Yoga, when the practitioner acts as an instrument in the hands of the Almighty, as a participant in the cosmic activity of Nature and does the service without the expectation of fruits. The person then believes that he/she is only the instrument and that the Lord is working unselfishly, through him/her.

* A person aspiring to follow the divine path of Karma Yoga doesn't have to possess materialistic wealth. All the person needs is a peaceful mind, body and a selfless attitude, to serve humanity.

* The person following the path of Karma Yoga, known as Karma Yogi, should be free from lust, greed, egoism and anger. His/her heart should be filled with the thought of serving the poor and the helpless people, selflessly.

* Even if the person has any traces of these 'doshas', he/she should try to eliminate them immediately. In addition, he/she should not desire for name, fame or money in return of the service.

* he person, who expects respect and honor from others, cannot serve people selflessly. Moreover, a Karma Yogi should be fearless. He/she should be amiable and social.

* He / she start to feel a Oneness and Unity with all of creation. Ultimately, the individual gains knowledge of the Self and comes to comprehend the concept of “One in all and All in one."