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stephen
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« on: Jul 26, 2009, 09:36 AM »





Jewels of Karma Yoga of Patanjali

  Work is something to be greatly desired, something to be praised and lauded by us all - our life-long friend, the giver of all gifts, the creator of everything we shall ever need or desire.  And surely, with such thoughts in mind, our love for work will become deep and true.  Then we shall gain the power to work even better - with greater capacity and talent - even with genius: for an intense love of work usually gives birth to genius.

  Work for a great idea, and you arouse great ideas in your own mind.  Great ideas produce great thoughts, and great thoughts produce greatness in humanity.  A person is exactly what one thinks oneself to be.  Therefore, the one who thinks great thoughts must necessarily attain greatness, and the simplest way for anyone to form the habit of thinking great thoughts is to work for great ideas.

  The one who shirks does not grow.  One who works poorly will remain small in  mind.  One who works in the wrong concept of work will tire and wear out.

  When you work only for yourself, or for your own personal gain, your mind will seldom rise above the limitations of an undeveloped personal life.  But when you are inspired by some great purpose, some extraordinary project, all your thoughts break their bonds: your mind transcends limitations, your consciousness expands in every direction, and you find yourself in a new, great and wonderful world.  Dormant forces, faculties and talents become alive, and you discover yourself to be a greater person by far than you ever dreamed yourself to be.

-by Edmond Bordeaux Szekely
{Creative Work:  Karma Yoga;  p.8}



to be a true Soul Worker

   '...the true beauty of Evolutionary Astrology is...to be a true SOUL WORKER, who desires to help any Soul understand their own unique, individual, evolutionary journey that ultimately takes them back to where they began: God.'
-by Jeffrey Wolf Green
{http://www.healthepast.com/id7.html}





Evolutionary Astrology is a Great Work, founded upon a Great Idea,
through the genius of a Great Man.




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Steve
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« Reply #1 on: Jul 26, 2009, 08:09 PM »

hi

the text book (literally) on karma yoga is Karma Yoga by Swami Vivekananda, also contained in the collection of his writings called The Four Yogas, as well as in the full set of his collected writings.  Anyone resonating with the path of karma yoga will find a brain meltdown and transformation from this great work.

Starting with, "to work you have the right but not to the fruits thereof".
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stephen
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« Reply #2 on: Jul 27, 2009, 06:28 AM »

Steve,

  Thanks very very much for this information.
(Swami Vivekananda certainly has quite a collection of writings, as per Amazon...!)

  I just found this on the web...The Complete Collection of the Writings of Swami Vivekananda.

  The following link is directly to the Yoga section in the on-line writings:
http://www.ramakrishnavivekananda.info/vivekananda/volume_1/vol_1_frame.htm

Blessings,
Stephen
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Lesley
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« Reply #3 on: Jul 27, 2009, 10:41 AM »

Thank you, Steve and Stephen, for these invaluable resources.

Love and blessings to you both,
Lesley
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