Say Goodbye to all Problems in Your Life .....
Most people try to solve his or her problems by changing the outside world. At first glance, this seems logically like the best solution. If we hate our job, we try to find another that will make us happy.
However, we go from one problem toanother, finding solutions for some and others we do not. There are major problems like earning a living and love relationships. If these problems are not solved, they gnaw at our serenity and drive us crazy.
As long as we have a viable plan to solve our problem, there is a chance for success. and we have a thing called hope.
But when one or more problems drag on for years and years, we lose hope. And really this is how most of us find the spiritual path.
We find meditation, for example, and from the very beginning, we find peace and happiness. Our problems are gone. But they're only gone temporarily in meditation.
Once we're back to the work-a-dayworld of hustle and bustle, our problems come back – still gnawing at us in the backs of our minds.
We dive hard into the spiritual path. We go for seminars, read spiritual books, and spend long hours in meditation. All this is wonderful. But once we get back to the real world of work and love relationships, or the lack of these, our unsolved problems stare at us like Frankenstein Monsters – destroying our serenity!
There is a simple way to solve all these major and minor problems but most people don't know how to do it.
It's Called Karma Yoga! No! Karma Yoga has nothing to do with the physical exercises of Hatha Yoga which is designed to keep the body healthy. Instead Karma Yoga was designed thousands of years ago to keep the mind healthy.
Karma Yoga involves a scientific method for solving all problems. Instead of making plans to change the outside world, the most scientific way to live involves changing the inside world of thought first.
What Is Karma Yoga?
Karma Yoga Technique
It Involves Three (3) Things:
- Take Refuge in Deity of Choice!
- Go to Work for Deity!
- Dedicate the Fruits of Actions to Deity!
1. Taking Refuge In Our Deity of Choice:
This is done by memorizing the following simple prayer: Deity of Choice (insert name), I offer myself to you, to build with me and do with me as you please. Relieve me of the bondage of self, that I mat better do your will. Take away my difficulties, that victory over them may bare witness to your power, your love, and your way of life.
2. Go to Work for Deity!
This is a full time job: that is, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and 365 days a year. We never get a day off. We never need a day off, because the practice itself is refreshing. Whatever we do, we do NOT do it for ourselves, we do it for our Deity of Choice.
Practice mindfulness: when we forget who we are working for, say the above prayer to reorient ourselves and get back on track.
Then we constantly repeat the prayer, Deity of Choice (insert name), please give me the knowledge of your will for me and the power to carry that out. (never pray for anything specific)
We do our duty in life. There is no such thing as a problem. There is only the lack of a viable plan. By constantly praying for the knowledge of Deity's will for us, a Viable Plan will unfold. This is what destroys our problems: that is, having a viable plan. But mainly by resolving to do our duty in life, under all circumstances, this usually turns into our viable plan.
3. Dedicate the Fruits of Actions to Deity!
All suffering in life comes from being attached to the results of life. We let go of the results of life, dedicating them to our Deity of Choice. If the results are good, that belongs to our Deity of Choice.
If we make a million dollars, that belongs to our Deity of Choice. If we go broke, that also belongs to our Deity of Choice also.
The technique of Karma Yoga is as simple as that described above. For those who wish to look into the technique and teachings more deeply, there is a free eBook by Swami Vivekananda which you can download by clicking here. There is another by Swami Shivananda which can be downloaded from here. You can read about the other works of Doug Remington, the man I met at Venice Beach that introduced me to Karma Yoga all those years ago by clicking here.