Values and Action!

Explaining link between action and result, and related expectations!

Wrong interpretation of famous quote from Bhagavat Gita starting ‘Karmanyevadhikarasthe…’ has been convenient excuse for inaction (whatever we do, results are not in our hands) or half-hearted attempts (let us try our best but best never comes without zeal and zeal never comes without goal/ambition). But remember, Krishna was persuading Arjuna in battlefield to act, and act firmly and decisively

Only action founded on, and guided by, values and directed towards a goal (otherwise, what defines success/progress?) can ensure sustainable success and progress!

Actions helps you achieve; values help you do it right, winning the right way!

4 Responses to “Values and Action!”

  1. Choosing a way of life « My world, my philosophy Says:

    […] define four ways of life: Karmayoga, Jnanayoga, Bhaktiyoga and Sanyasa. Emphasis on Karmayoga is on Karma (action), while Jnanayoga is pursuit of knowledge and Bhaktiyoga is a case of absolute trust and devotion; […]

  2. Words of wisdom: Destiny and human effort « My world, my philosophy Says:

    […] Words of wisdom: Destiny and human effort By Vinod Varma I have seen inaction or halfhearted actions justified by wrong interpretation of popular quote ‘Karmanyevaadhikarathe Maa Phaleshu Kadaachana’  from Bhagavat Gita.  ’Karmanyevaadhikarathe Maa Phaleshu Kadaachana’translating to ‘you have right (and duty) to perform action but never you have say on the results of your actions’ is but a statement of universal truth ‘a flower falls, even though we love it, and a weed grows, even though we do not love it’.  The actual invocation of Bhagavat Gita is not inaction but rather spirited and focused action. […]

  3. Pilgrimage to Sabarimala, and practice of Karma Yoga « My world, my philosophy Says:

    […] My understanding of Karma, as I have explained in earlier blogs, is to escape from the trap of great illusion through spirited action, directed towards a goal. […]

  4. Essence of Karma yoga « My world, my philosophy Says:

    […] Karma, as I have explained in earlier blogs, is to escape from the trap of great illusion through spirited action, directed towards a goal; not to escape from having to act. Karma yoga is not an excuse for idling as some make it out to […]

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