Shri Datta Swami

Posted on: 14 Jul 2018


Enlighten on Karma and Karma Yoga

Shri Hrushikesh asked:-

1) Mr. Andreas Lechthaler on the face book group Beyond the sense and mind reading on of your discourses on Karma and Karma Yoga asked the following. 22June 2018

[Andreas Lechthaler: But all happens without asking. So I don’t need to analyze its details.

I request you to enlighten us with your words. I prostrate to your feet for all the love you show to us, all the hard work that you put in our spiritual progress. No words can show the gratitude to your concern for us.]

Swami replied:- There are two lines of approach to God in this concept:-

1) Since God gives the boon if we don’t aspire for any fruit in return, we don’t aspire for any fruit in return for our service and sacrifice. In this line, God keeps silent because your aspiration for the fruit is the basis for your lack of aspiration for fruit. You are disappointed for the silence of God after sometime.

2) If you are really not aspiring for any fruit in return, you will continue to serve God without any aspiration of fruit in return. Here, even if God keeps silent, you are not disappointed at all.