Monday, 4 May 2015

The freedom and simple beauty is just too good to pass up.

Buddhi yoga, which is also more famously known as karma yoga, is yoga thru correct attitude in action. 

Rather simply, it says, you - who are born in this is society, in this family, with this specific body and with these specific talents - you must do whatever it takes to fulfil your responsibilities. While doing your work, remember that you have no control over how it all turns out, but don't let that stop you from acting, because you must fulfil your responsibilities. And while you are at it, remember you must only do what you are supposed to do, don't suddenly decide to do someone else's job.

Having said this much, He realises, this attitude is kind of difficult to maintain, so He says, remember how you have gotten everything from the world and how you've enjoyed it - you must work to express that gratitude. Because when we are grateful, we are not focussing on the next big desire we are craving, but by fulfilling our responsibilities, in a rational, effective way, we are giving ourselves the best possible chance to gain the most successful life. Not just that, by acting correctly without expectation, all we are doing is - wait for this - PLAYING A SPORT!!

Once you start playing this sport, lots of other things happen - sometimes we go off on a ride because we really like to write the blog when something else needs to be done, or sometimes we don't understand what we are supposed to do and such stuff - but it is okay, it is actually rather simple - do the best you can, not because you are looking out for something but because you must. And sometimes things that were never obvious before become obvious, and that is pretty awesome too!
And that is what Krishna says, it's like joining the dots, you do one right thing at a time, and gradually the whole painting will emerge.   

note: Blog title picked from a postcard sent by Christopher McCandless (mentioned in Into the Wild)    

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