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Joy Comes With Serving

By on September 18, 2015
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There is a peace and Joy is giving and serving that can’t be found anywhere else.

It take the mind off of one’s self and puts it onto someone else.

It puts movement into your mind. into your desires. into your life.

In Giving, we receive.

Alexa

by Sri Swami Satchidananda (yogaville.org)  “Perfection in action is Yoga” A yogi can sit well, talk well, and enjoy things without getting caught in them. A yogi can enjoy the world because he knows the limitations, and knows how far to go. Who is a good surfer? The one who can ride the big waves! Because he knows he’s not going to get caught, the yogi will even watch for the big wave. He has a board and knows how to balance himself on it. Balanced means tranquil. If you have a balanced mind, that is your surfboard. You are steady on it. Whatever wave comes, you just go out and enjoy it without getting caught. You are in the world, but never of the world. That means Integral Yoga embraces the entire life, from morning till evening. Everything should be yogic, from the minute you start brushing your teeth to the minute you go to bed. Do it well, and do it now. Test Yourself in the Field Karma Yoga, the path of selfless service, is the best form of Yoga. Even if you don’t have time to meditate, to do asanas, to eat, to sleep, it doesn’t matter. If you have an opportunity to do Karma Yoga, do that first. Through Karma Yoga, your heart, mind, and body will be soon cleaned. You will see your limitations and drawbacks in Karma Yoga, not in your meditation. You will understand your attitudes and moods, but not when you are all alone. So test yourself in the field.

Not that you shouldn’t spend some time in meditation. If you really get tired, or get into emotional or psychological problems, contemplate and analyze. “I went to serve him, but got annoyed because he didn’t thank me.” That’s your meditation when you return home. Yes, meditate on your own feelings. “I offered my service. Why should I expect him to thank me? That’s not right. Next time, I’m going to do the same thing, but not wait for his thanks.” Then you are shaping your mind well. “Karma Yogam ondre nammai kakkum ennum Vedam,” said a great saintly poet, Subramanya Barati. He knew a lot about devotion and self-analysis. But here he was saying, “My impression is, the essence of scripture is Karma Yoga.” That alone can save you; that alone is enough for you. Master Sivananda always said this: “Serve, Love.” Serve comes first. Serve with love, because without love you cannot serve. Is it not so? Without dedication, you cannot serve. Without control of passion and selfishness, you cannot serve. Serve well and all things come automatically. Become a yogi just by serving. Expecting Results Karma Yoga means a selfless act. If you are motivated to do something for others, and don’t expect any result or reward for you, such an action is called Karma Yoga. But if you expect a result for your benefit, then it is….
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PS: I have been to Yogaville and there are many beautiful people there. I am a Christian and they accept all religions. My body can not go totally vegan so I had to sneak out and get some meat protein. LOL