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by Swami Vivekananda


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This a set of lectures by Swami Vivekananda on the subject of Karma Yoga, one of the several yogic paths to enlightenment. Karma Yoga is a mental discipline which allows one to carry out one's duties as a service to the entire world, as a path to enlightenment. By working in the real world, but giving up attachment to work, we can obtain spiritual liberation. Vivekananda discusses the concept of Karma in the Bhagavada-Gita, and singles out the Buddha as a primary example of this form of yoga.

Title Page
Chapter I. Karma In Its Effect On Character
Chapter II. Each Is Great In His Own Place
Chapter III. The Secret of Work
Chapter IV. What is Duty?
Chapter V. We Help Ourselves, Not the World
Chapter VI. Non-Attachment Is Complete Self-Abnegation
Chapter VII. Freedom
Chapter VIII. The Ideal of Karma-Yoga