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Selfless service...

We can learn to recognize our Divinity through the Four Paths of Yoga (Union), Karma (selfless service), Gyana (knowledge of the Self), Bhakti (love and devotion), and Raja (techniques such as meditation).

The Bhagavad Gita teaches us to do your duty to the best of your ability, O Arjuna, with your mind attached to a Higher Good, abandoning worry and selfish attachment to the results, and remaining calm in both success and failure.

The calmness of the mind is called Karma-yoga. (2.48) Working to the best of one's abilities without becoming selfishly attached to the fruits of work is called Karma-yoga. (2.50)

One is given the power and the ability to do one's respective duty in life, but one is not free to choose the desired results. To work without expecting success or good results would be meaningless, but to be fully prepared for the unexpected should be an important part of any planning.

The approach to work is based upon the simple principle of total and unconditional involvement. When you do something, do something. When you sit, sit; when you eat, eat; and when you sleep, sleep. It is the essence of mindfulness or living with right awareness. You engage in actions to tame your monkey mind and allow it to become absorbed in the moment of the action, without any expectation of appreciation, recognition or approval. The idea is the same. You engage in actions as part of your self-cleansing or transformation, not to feed your ego or strengthen your identity or distinction. (International Gita Society)