Translation of Shri Mahayogi’s words during a satsangha
at the Omega Institute, NY Aug 20, 2011
Q: The idea of karma yoga or “to do good for others” seems to be commonly misinterpreted? Because we may think karma yoga is doing nice things for others so that we feel good about ourselves, or pleasing others to make them feel good about themselves, solving their immediate problem. Is that related to the same idea or mistake in understanding duality, which manifests in relationships to others?
Master: If one learns the Truth and begins to understand it, one will begin to see Atman in everything. If the God in front of you is in trouble or suffering, reach out to God. When necessary, even if you sacrifice yourself, you must serve devotedly. Do not seek results. To simply do what is necessary, and remain thoroughly committed to that, is karma yoga.
As Yoga deepens, it will become one’s natural state. After all, what obstructs the practice of karma yoga is ego and ignorance. Everyone is the same human, the same Atman, the same God.