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  • 1.Dr. Shamanthakamani Narendran MD (Pead), Ph.D. (Yoga Science) KARMA YOGA


  • Establishes the fact by various points of view that the performance of prescribed duties is obligatory for everyone.
  • Here Lord Krishna categorically and comprehensively explains how it is the duty of each and every member of society to carry out their functions and responsibilities in their respective stage of life according to the rules and regulations of the society in which one lives.

The Eternal Duties of the Human Being Chapter 3 Karma Yoga 43 Verses 3.

  • Further the Lord explains why such duties must be performed, what benefit is gained by performing them, what harm is caused by not performing them.
  • Plus what actions lead to bondage and what actions lead to salvation.
  • All these points relating to duty have been described in great detail.

4. Important points of the Discourse

  • Proving that detached performance of prescribed duties is the best way of life.
  • Showing that work done without desire to enjoy the fruits is Yoga, and the need for yajna in the world.
  • Stating that the sage of knowledge and God work for the food of humanity and the creation.
  • Differentiating the wise and the ignorant, and exhorting men to work free from attachments and revulsion.
  • Describing Kama and Krodha, and pointing out the way to conquer them.

5. Karma-yoga is the saving mantra for humanity in this age. 6.

  • Sri Krishnasays in the Gita,
  • Devoted each to his own duty, man attains the highest perfection.
  • He from whom is the evolution of all beings, by whom all this is pervaded, worshipping Him with his own duty, man attains perfection.


  • One must consider oneself as a mere instrument in the hands of God.He alone is the doer and we are mere puppets.
  • Arjuna wanted to run away from the battle-field, giving up his kshatriya dharma.
  • He wanted to embrace the life of a mendicant.Sri Krishna dissuaded him and exhorted him to follow Arjunas own dharma.


  • Sri krishna quoted the example of Janaka.
  • Janaka while discharging his duties as a king, attained rishihood and is therefore called a Rajarshi a king and rishi in one .
  • If a person, whether he be a Brahmin or Kshatriya, Vaishya or shudra, does his work with honesty and sincerity, dedicating the fruit of his actions to God and takes recourse to dharma, ultimately attains perfection, which leads to peace, happiness and immortality.


  • Sattva


  • Freedom
  • Bliss
  • Knowledge
  • Power

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