ISAVASYA UPANISHAD : - Mantram -2.
ISAVASYA UPANISHAD :
VAJASANEYI SAMHITA UPANISHAD
Discussion-8. 'karma'...day-to-day activities ..."work for work sake".
In the old scriptural context, the word 'karma' has been used only to denote the ritualistic actions, which, later on in the mythological days, came to be interpreted as the 'asrama dharma.'
In the context of the present day, we have yet to reorientate and revitalize our 'Upanishadic' text by understanding the word 'karma'
to mean and to include all our day-to-day activities ----- our social, economic, political, and domestic duties.
These activities, when pursued in an attitude of detachment by individuals, can never bring them under the reaction of these actions.
But when these duties are performed with expectations of definite results, their actions, in the form of reactions, cling to the man.
The individual should, therefore, if intelligent, function purely in a spirit of "work for work's sake".
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To be continued ....