Daily Obstruction: Karma-Yoga

1 May

wheel of law

 

Karma-Yoga

 

“Karma” literally means “action.”  Bad karma is bad action.  The worst karma is when people pass along their bad karma onto you.  But you have a karmic choice: continue the chain of bad karma by passing it along to others, or stopping the chain with you.  Karmic transmission is symbolized by the image of the fire of a candle igniting the wick of other candles.  “Nirvana” literally means “blowing out” and is symbolized in this metaphor as “blowing the candle out.”  “Yoga” literally means “union.”  Thus Karma-Yoga could be understood very physically as the act of proper breathing: The union of Karma (inhaling) and Nirvana (exhaling).

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One Response to “Daily Obstruction: Karma-Yoga”

  1. MomentumMikey May 1, 2016 at 10:53 am #

    thanks for another great reminder, my breathing is always a link to something bigger. use it! your thoughts and post is appreciated my friend! momentummikey 🙂

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