From Swami Satchidananda: Words of Wisdom
“If your action is motivated by doing something for others, for bringing benefit to others and not expecting any result or reward for you, such an action is called Karma Yoga. But if you expect a result, if you do something to get something, then it is karma. Karma Yoga is service, service for the joy of serving; you don’t even wait for thanks. That way, you can keep your mind calm; there is no reason to be disturbed. Whether people appreciate your action or not, even if they criticize you after having done it, that is their business. You have done your job; you are satisfied with what you have done; you did it to your capacity; and you don’t expect anything in return, so your mind is always calm. That is Yoga: calmness of mind.
If you want to accord with the Tao,
just do your job, then let go. Tao Te Ching
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This post was written by ed on February 19, 2009