[Advaita-l] Question about karma yoga
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Fri Aug 5 02:05:33 CDT 2016
Next verse continues BG 3.28 'गुणा गुणेषु वर्तन्त' 'guNA guNesu vartanta'
means guNa-s act among themselves.
On Fri, Aug 5, 2016 at 8:20 AM, Ravi Kiran via Advaita-l <
advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:
> Even though the feeling that "I am the doer" is experienced as real, it is
> known through the study of scriptures ( shravanAdi advaita sAdhana) that
> the feeling of karta or bhokta is because of adhyAsa (on nirguna niShkriya
> ekam eva advayam Atma) and is not ultimately real (paramArthika).
> It is told in Bhagavad Gita, that actions are done by the gunas .. (3.27)
> प्रकृतेः क्रियमाणानि गुणैः कर्माणि सर्वशः।
> Hence, to attain this Atmaikatva or samyak jnAna, one resorts to study of
> scriptures along with other preparatory ( sAdhana catushtaya sampatti) as
> outlined in detail by Sujal Ji.
> ps: just sharing some thoughts ( not a scholar)..
> On Thu, Aug 4, 2016 at 8:13 PM, Shashi via Advaita-l <
> advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:
> > Namaskara to all the learned people on this list. This is my first post
> > here. I would appreciate it if someone would eliminate a doubt I have
> > karma yoga. I am new to the intricacies of advaita, so I appreciate
> > anyone's willingness to answer and their patience as well.
> > My question is about the state of mind of the yogi. From what I
> > understand, Karma yoga is (1) the performance of ordained duties (2)
> > no regard for the fruits and (3) without feeling that "I am the doer."
> > I understand the first two elements atleast at a theoretical level. The
> > third is what I have difficulty understanding. What does it feel like
> > one feels he is not the doer of the action? For example, during
> > sandhyavandana, when one offers Arghya, one can say "I am doing this
> > because Shastra says so, to please Bhagavan, and I leave all results to
> > him." But it's my mind with the intention, my mouth with the Gayatri, and
> > my hands with the water that cause the action to be done right? How can I
> > relinquish ownership?
> > If the answer is that the mind and hands are ultimately maya and
> > ultimately its Brahman who causes these actions, I get that, but that
> > confuses me. To realize that fact completely and through anubhava itself
> > Brahmajnana right? Then if one has not like realized Brahman like me. how
> > is karma yoga possible?
> > Thank you,
> > Shashi
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