The Mystery of Karma Yoga

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The Mystery of Karma Yoga

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What is Karma?
Real karma is how you are selflessly performing a task without wishing for the result. You are doing this because your circumstances compel you to do this. When you do something for the larger good of humans then you are inching towards real karma. Remember so long as you do something and consider that you’re the doer, then you are far from the divinity.

Karma Connection

Einstein had written a book called “The World As I Saw” in which he mentioned when I saw Gandhiji, I became a philosopher. This is incredible to witness how a barrister chose the path of non-violence. Einstein also mentioned in that book how Gandhiji developed his mind and heart in a complete sense and progressed on the path of self-reliance, that’s the reason why I admire him. The persons whose minds and hearts are completely developed can be successful in life. However, if one’s mind is fully developed, he or she can be a great scientist, if one’s heart is not fully developed or matured, the person can be insensitive. 

Karma Based on Characteristics

Karma is not done to become successful or achieve gains, but it’s carried out to achieve holistic development of personality. The duties done for the comprehensive development of personality are divine works. People with low mental calibre stress that work is done to gain happiness and pleasure. Don’t go by the thoughts of such cringy people, think big and perform your duty in a selfless manner so that you can evolve yourself into a holistic personality and inch towards divinity. The people who live for others and die for others, their every action is influenced by the principles of Gita.

Karma and Brahmantva

Every person can reach that level as well. And Gurudev calls it the Brahmantva, the highest level of understanding of the Brahman. The personality of Brahman is the base for measuring the highest level of standards. The virtuous person lives a life by introspecting the self and keeping one’s standards at the peak level. At the same time, a Kshatriya is an extrovert, the personality of Vaishya is not completely matured, and the person who lives up to his body is a Sudra who is at the lowest level of mental maturity. In that sense of occupation and mode, Einstein and Gandhiji were Brahman because irrespective of birth they were following the path of a Brahman as per the prescription of Gita. 

Karma is the Holistic Development of Personality

We must perform work to develop our personality, without expecting the fruits of the karma. If a person is detached from the fruits of the karma, then he or she can reach the highest level of personality by performing any work, be it by delivering discourses, practicing yoga, serving humanity, feeding the underprivileged, or following the path of devotion. What’s happening today is that we are running after education for seeking a job, universities are providing degrees, and people are hankering for the highest educational degrees like PhD so that they can find a job and lead a delightful life. Job is just a by-product of education that can’t groom your holistic personality. 

From Karma to Divinity

The seed of divinity is present in thousands and lakhs of people, but it sprouts and takes shape only in a few people and those people liberate from the cycle of life and death. These persons liberate themselves from the bondage of four attachments viz. circumstance, interest, culture, and prarabdha. The seed of divinity will grow in us when we detach from these bondages. You first need to augment your potential. Think bigger. Make your vision universal. Break from the shackles of limited thoughts. Think about the nation, think about the world, and think about the new revolution. The day you think about this world and get free from selfish thoughts, the power of this universe supports you to move forward. 

(Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0NtxnfqKxr4 | कर्मयोग का रहस्य भाग-2 :- गीता के कर्मयोग की वर्तमान जीवन में प्रासंगिकता : Dr. Pranav Pandya) 

 

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After learning this, you would be able to understand: What's Karma? Karma Connection Karma Based on Characteristics Karma and Brahmantva Karma is the Holistic Development of Personality From Karma to Divinity

  • The transition of mundane karma to divine karma through selfless action

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What is real Karma

Real karma is how you are selflessly performing a task without wishing for the result. You are doing this because your circumstances compel you to do this. When you do something for the larger good of humans then you are inching towards real karma. Remember so long as you do something and consider that you’re the doer, then you are far from the divinity. 

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What is comprehensive personality

Ramakrishna Paramahansa underlines whose mind is like that of Sankaracharya and whose heart is like that of Buddha, that person can gain a comprehensive personality and become divine. These people can reach the acme of the human value chain. 

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What is Varnashram

It explains that the four forms of occupations – Brahman, Kshatriya, Vaisya, and Sudra - are designed as per the constituents of three modes such as sattva guṇa (mode of goodness), rajo guṇa (mode of passion), and tamo guṇa (mode of ignorance). Depending upon the combinations of modes the Varnashram is designed. It has nothing to do with the birth of the person. Lord Krishna explains that I created these four forms of occupations based on the inherent qualities of a person but I am not involved in any karma and I have no inclination towards the doership.

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What is Brahmantva

Brahmantva is the highest level of understanding of the Brahman. The personality of Brahman is the base for measuring the highest level of standards. The virtuous person lives a life by introspecting the self and keeping one’s standards at the peak level. 

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Who is doer?

The doer is your circumstance, your interest, your culture, and your past karma. You are not the real doer. Your karma is bonded with these attributes. We start loving our karma because our attachment and passion are integrated over a period of time. 

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What is Karma Yoga

Karma Yoga is all about doing things for the vastness. Once we start moving in this direction, the obstacles will eventually vanish from our path and we can reach the highest level of a holistic personality. Karma Yoga teaches us to liberate ourselves from selfish works and helps us to attain salvation. Banal karma makes you attached and divine karma frees you from the attachment. 

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Dr. Pranav Pandya: A Global Spiritual Scientist Transforming Lives

A disciple of Pandit Shriram Sharma Achaya, Dr. Pranav Pandya is a renowned spiritual scientist and Head of All World Gayatri Pariwar. As the Head of the Organization, he amplified the communication of Indian culture, in its true spirit, across the globe and established branches of Gayatri Pariwar in over 80 countries. Under his dynamic leadership, Dev Sanskriti University at Haridwar is setting new milestones and transforming the face of modern progressive education.


A Gold Medalist in Medicine MD, Dr. Pandya qualified for US medical services in 1976. But upon the asseveration of His Guru Pandit Shriram Sharma gave up the economic offer and stayed in India. This was the morning of a practitioner-convert relationship that asked for further immolation and penance before moulding, Dr. Pandya into a global runner of Indian Culture.

After giving up his job with BHEL as in-charge of the Intensive Care Unit and joining the Yug Nirman Mission at Shantikunj as the director of Brahmavarchas Research Institute in 1978. Under the guidance of Acharyaji, Dr. Pandya laid the foundation for introducing work in bringing scientific wisdom and spirituality together. Path-breaking exploration of Ayurveda, Psychology, Yagya pathy and remedial benefits of contemplation, and pranayam were carried out under his supervision. 

He did immense research in Ayurveda and co-authored numerous books on scientific spirituality during 1978-1990 in close propinquity of Acharyaji. A more significant phase of his life began in 1990 when Gurudev Pandit Shriram Sharma Acharyji took Maha samadhi. This time the world was staying for his composition on scientific spirituality in the light of ancient Indian Culture. As the head of Global Gayatri Pariwar, he established branches in 80 countries. In continuance of his endeavours, he has presented scientific aspects of Indian culture to the Parliament of Worlds Religion. He addressed the common session of the House of Lords and House of Commons in the UK in February 1992.

As a global runner of Pandit Shriram Sharmaji’s vision of Bright Future, Dr. Pandya inspired youth in India and abroad to take up the three-fold path of Sadhana, Upasana, and Aradhana. Under his brilliant leadership, the Gayatri Pariwar fraternity has bloomed into a worldwide association with nearly 90 million followers. 

As a visionary, Dr. Pandya is not only hopeful about a bright future for humanity but also, has the courage of conviction to go to any length to achieve his vision. His untiring endeavours manifested into a Unique University of Indian Culture. Established in 2002 through a constitution by Uttaranchal Government and honoured by UGC, this University is being developed on the lines of ancient Gurukuls of Nalanda and Taxila. Then the main emphasis is on the moulding of a new generation of inspired youth s who can take up social service along with their own development. Unique integration of scientific logic with spiritual enlightenment, Dr. Pandya is shouldering the responsibility as the Director of Brahmavarchas Research Institute, Head of All World Gayatri Pariwar, Chancellor of Dev Sanskriti University, Editor of Akhand Jyoti Magazine, and President of Swami Vivekananda Yogvidya Mahapeeth.

Dr. Pranav Pandya is a shining illustration of a holistic, purposeful, selfless life lived in the true Vedic spirit. For his noble contribution to the betterment of the world, he's conferred the Life Time Achievement Award at the National Symposium on the Science of Holistic Living. He is also awarded the “Hindu of the Year 1999” by the Federation of Indian Association (FIA) and the Federation of Hindu Association (FHA) for dissemination of Indian Culture on a global scale.

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Excellent coursework