BhagavadGita: Week 7 — Reflections

Sriram Subramanian
Apr 9 · 1 min read
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Key Concepts

Isvara: intelligent cause (nimitta-kāraṇa) and material cause (upādana-kāraṇa)

Discussion

This week we started discussing how karma yoga and jnana are connected and the role of bhakthi in karma yoga. We also discussed how surrender to Isvara is central to karma yoga. Last week we discussed how just being ethical is not karma yoga.

This week’s discussion clarified how devotion is central to karma yoga.

One of the common misunderstanding of karma yoga is — it involved just doing one’s action without the need for devotion to Isvara. This week demonstrated a significant shift in my understanding of karma yoga.

Questions

What is the role of jnana?

What exactly is renunciation?

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