Though the names karma yoga and sannyasa are different, the truth at the heart of both is the same.
In this world of chance and change and mutability, the fulfillment of any resolve depends on the will of the Lord.
The natural movement of one’s soul is upwards. But just as any object is dragged down when a heavy weight is tied to it, the burden of the body drags down the soul.
In the Bhagavad Gita, there is no long discussion, nothing elaborate. The main reason for this is that everything stated in the Gita is meant to be tested in the life of every man; it is intended to be verified in practice.
Innumerable actions are going on through us all the time. If we started counting them, we should never come to an end.
It is only when our life proceeds within bounds and in an accepted, disciplined way, that the mind can be free.
The river flows at its own sweet will, but the flood is bound in the two banks. If it were not thus bound, its freedom would be wasted.
If we wish our nature to be free and joyous, we should bring our activities into same order.
Life does not mean mere karma or mere bhakti or mere jnana.
We cannot fight new wars with old weapons.