What a great article to reinforce my soul.I was born & raised in India, very traditional way in a very traditional Sikh family.I followed religion very closely, but did not know the meaning of bowing myself down.I learnt the real meaning through Self- Realization of Fellowship Retreat By parmahansa yogananda.& Ananda School under the direction of Gyandev & Diksha McCord, my most wonderful teachers.It is good to serve others,but nurtring our soul with love, sincerity & honesty is more important.Unconditional love to God & His fellowhumanbeings is very important.Playing games & sitting in samadhi,preaching OM does not purify our soul.
Thank you for this - although to be fair, my Anglican (Episcopal) Church has always taught me that serving others is good for me, as well as "the righteous thing to do". I realize not all forms of Christianity are the same, but I wouldn't want to generalize about "the church" and leave people with the impression that all Christians (or synagogue attending Jews) only do good deeds out of a sense of religious obligation.
Please what u had some karma yoga .
I had 8years with Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche.
I loved ur comment.
What a great article on service. As a Volunteer Coordinator at SFK - Success for Kids, I see much of what you have described. Thank you for putting this article out.
Thank you. I have recently started to consider karma yoga but have been unsure about where to start... this article has shed some light and given me more awareness as to what it's all about.
Thank you for your article. It was very peaceful reading about Karma yoga. I like what it is all about.
Thank you for clearing that up. It feels so good to find out that I have been offering too much of myself and feeling drained of compassion and even angry. But, I'm glad to discover that I can obtain a balance in my service - particularly when it comes to family.
I so appreciate the acknowledgement of that burnt out feeling towards volunteerism. I just retired from my retail sandal business & being an R.N. & many 'standardized' volunteer areas. i have a neighbor on O2 w/congestive heart failure & want to be a good neighbor, but was so afraid of her future dependancy on me. Now i see i only have to do as much or as little as i desire. (Her firtst week in the hood she lost her front door key, necessiating my climbing in thru her window.) now i just do small errands & bake cookies for her little chihuaha when i bake for my own two dogs. And have neighborly chats as oftern as possilb.e
A beautiful and inspiring article. Thank you.
Honestly , my understanding of karma yoga is doing one's duty , with enthusisam, duty at home, office , duty to parents or children.
Now I get the clarity , though I do some service, that sevice to commuinity is the Karma Yoga