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|In the practice
of Nishkamya Karma Yoga, there is no loss of effort. There is no harm. There
is no transgression also. Even a little of this knowledge, even a little
practice can protect you from great fear of birth and death.
The path of Karma Yoga eventually leads to the attainment of infinite bliss of the Self. Work unselfishly with disinterested spirit. Always scrutinise your motives. Your motive should be pure. The fruits of actions vary according to the motive.
The following story will help you understand the concept of selflessness in a better way:
In Hanuman Ghat two girls were in a drowning condition. Two young men jumped immediately into the Ganges and rescued them. One man asked the girl to marry him. The other man said: "I have done my duty. God gave me an opportunity to serve and improve myself." This man was selfless.
The external action is the same (the act of saving the life) but the motive is different. The fruits also must be different. Never care for the fruits of your actions. But do not become a victim of laziness or lethargy. Pour forth all your energies in the service of humanity, country, etc. Plunge yourself in selfless service.
Fix your mind at the Lotus Feet of the Lord. Give the hands to work. Even when you work, work like the typist or the harmonium player who types or plays while talking to you, like the woman who knits and talks at the same time. Let your mind be ever attached to the Lotus Feet of the Lord while your hands are at work. The mind of the girl, who has the water-pot on her head, is on the pot even though she talks and jokes with her comrades while walking along the road. You will be able to do two things at a time by practice. The manual work will become automatic, mechanical or instinctive. You will have two minds. A portion of the mind will be at work, while the rest of the mind will be in the service of the Lord, in meditation, in Japa. Repeat the Name of the Lord while at work also.
Lord Krishna says:
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