Karma Yoga Or Meditation Yoga What’s The Difference?

Karma lives within us all.

Good or Bad.

In Western society it may be interpreted as giving of a bad vibe.

The word Karma is derived from the Sanskrit Kri, to do; all action is Karma.

Within this post i will look at the differences between meditation yoga and karma yoga.

Technically, this word also means the effects of actions.

Karma is part of our lives from the very moment of our birth to the moment of our death.

This branch of yoga that deals with karma is called karma yoga.

Usually we are bound by the cravings and desires associated with your act but you can free yourself by doing the act but dissociating yourself from its consequences.

This is the basic concept behind karma yoga and the person who follows this path is known as karma yogi.

Every time that we do something and even every time that we stop doing something, that generates karma, and you cannot avoid it in any way.

Of course that not all the karma that we generate is the same.

There is a kind of karma that ties us or chains us to this life, and another kind of karma that liberates us of the reincarnation cycle.

The karma that chains us, known as Vishayakarma, has as fruits the misery and the lack of interior peace.

While the karma generated by good actions or disinterested actions know as the Sreyokarma.

Allow us to reach the prosperity and the happiness of the soul, that it is much more than reaching the simple external happiness.

Every time that we face an activity with the desire of obtaining a certain result, this throws us into the arms of the desire.

The greed and the ego demons, while only the pure actions that we do for love without taking into account the possible consequences of them.

Are the kind of actions that drive us little by little toward the illumination and the liberation.

That ones whose nature allows them to carry out this kind of unselfish activities, little by little realize that provides them of all that they need and of all that confers them the interior peace.

Incense burning

Karma Yoga:

This yoga involves doing your duty without any reservations but is free of the cravings of the results that are obtained from the act.

This attitude is difficult to acquire because we are taught to hanker after the fruits of our labor and any failure to obtain the desired results leads you to frustration and negative thinking.

Also, constant attachment to the results leads you to stress, competition and aggressiveness.

This has led to increased incidences of stress, diabetes, depression, heart ailments and suicides and has led many youngsters to use drugs, alcohol and cigarettes.

Hence, following the teaching of Krishna in Gita, wherein he advises Arjun:

You are entitled to an action but not its fruits will lead you to a happy and stress free life.

A karma yogi realizes this and hence he follows the path of detachment.

But this does not make him dull or inefficient.

On the contrary, he channelizes his entire energy into the tasks at hand with complete vigor as his energy is not dissipated and gives it the best shot.

Hence, the results of his actions are the best and he gets good fruits.

He does not run after pleasure but pleasure follows him.

This makes him a pleasant person to be around and thus enjoys success in his life.

New Age Spirituality:

In connection with metaphysics, it sometimes means the effects, of which our past actions were the causes.

In Karma-Yoga we have simply to do with the word Karma as meaning work.

The goal of mankind is knowledge.

That is the one ideal placed before us by Eastern philosophy.

Meditation on rock

Meditation Yoga:

Another form of achieving the yearned interior peace is the meditation.

It is easy to understand the benefits of the meditation.

How good is the meditation?

Perhaps you might ask yourself why?

Why is the meditation so necessary?

Because the person always acts in two dimensions, the external dimension governed by the physical senses, and the internal dimension governed by the intelligence and the mind.

The internal conscience cannot move for itself, but rather needs the guide of the intelligence and the mind, that are the ones related with the external world.

These are the roads of the Truth, the Rightness, the Peace and the Love.

This is achieved when we learn how to point our mind to a single direction.

Divine Splendor able to burn the wrong and to illuminate the happiness is manifested.

Anyone that undertakes a task, knows that only when he concentrates his efforts toward a single point, he can achieve the desired success.

Even the most insignificant tasks require concentration, and the power of an unshakable effort is so big, that even the worst difficulties surrender to it.

When we practice the meditation in the Supreme Being, the mind learns how to retire its attention from the material objects.

How Sweet Is a Fruit?

There’s no way to explain that appropriately, the only way of knowing that is to eat the fruit.

The internal conscience cannot move for itself, but rather needs the guide of the intelligence and the mind, that are the ones related with the external world.

These are the roads of the Truth, the Rightness, the Peace and the Love.

This is achieved when we learn how to point our mind to a single direction.

It is easy to understand the benefits of the meditation.

floating lotus

Conclusion:

Anyone that undertakes a task, knows that only when he concentrates his efforts toward a single point, he can achieve the desired success.

Even the most insignificant tasks require concentration, and the power of an unshakable effort is so big, that even the worst difficulties surrender to it.

When we practice the meditation in the Supreme Being, the mind learns how to retire its attention from the material objects.

The life acquires a new splendor when we get aware of the Divine Essence that is inside us, and guides us into the state of Blessedness.

I would love to hear your thoughts about this post or this site in general.

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I’m happy to help any way that I can.

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Namaste Shane.

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2 thoughts on “Karma Yoga Or Meditation Yoga What’s The Difference?”

  1. Wow, I have been interested in yoga for the last few years and have tried meditation in the past 30 years or more. 

    I have not been meditating lately and know that it is a priority. For some reason I have let it lapse. Interestingly, this video (I love Sadghuru by the way, and so happy to come across someone else who appreciates his work) has given me a clue as to what I might need to do! I had never thought of that before… to expend my energy. Now that I think about it there was a teaching in a previous class many years ago that may have been touching on that. 

    You make so many great points in this article, and it was this type of information that was missing as I started trying out different yoga classes here. I’m now thinking of trying to attend the ones given by Isha, but they are quite a distance from where I live.

    There is no doubt I am spending too much time on the computer! I need to go for more walks and get out more in nature!

    Interestingly, just last night I had planned to meditate this morning, but unfortunately I got a late call out to work, and so after getting home late I ended up sleeping in. 

    This is a great website, and I look forward to reading more, and establishing a better routine to support my life and help me to support others positiviely.

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    • Hello Jacquie, 

      Thank you for taking the time to read my post. 

      Appreciate the postive feedback you have given me. 

      Really happy you were able to get some good information from it. 

      Namaste Shane.

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