Metaphysical interpretation of the term “Karma”/ Action as per divine concepts of Yogeshwar Krishn taught in Bhagavd Gita……!!!!
In continuation of the previous post (The very first appearance of metaphysical term “Karm”/Action (pronounced as “Karma” as well) which emerged from Bhagavad Gita……!!!!), let us continue our spiritual journey and try to find out the Metaphysical Interpretation of the term “KARM”/ Action as per divine concepts of Yogeshwar Krishn taught in Bhagavd Gita.
Yogeshwar Krishn sings in Chapter Two, Verse Forty of Bhagavad Gita:
pratyavāyo na vidyate,
svalpam apy asya dharmasya
trāyate mahato bhayāt (2.40)
“Since selfless action neither wears out the seed from which it sprang nor has any adverse consequence, even a partial observance of this dharm liberates one from the dire terror (of repeated birth and death”.
In the performance of action/ Karm without coveting the fruits there of, the initial impulse or the seed is not destroyed. It also does not give rise to any evil. So selfless action, even though done in small measures, frees us from the great fear represented by birth and death. That necessitates reflecting over the nature of such action and walking at least a few steps along its path.
Worshippers who have renounced the vanity of earthly possessions have trodden this path, but so can those who lead the life of householders. Yogeshwar Krishn tells Arjun to just sow the seed, for the seed is never destroyed. There is no power in nature, no weapon, which can destroy it. The material world can only cover it up momentarily and hide it for a while, but it cannot wipe out the initial inspiration, the seed, of the act of spiritual accomplishment. According to Sri Krishn, even the gravest of sinners can doubtlessly cross over by the ark of knowledge. He means exactly this when he says that if the seed of selfless action is just planted, it is imperishable. It does not even have any adverse outcome in so much as it does not abandon us midway after showing us how we can progress towards spiritual attainment. Even if we give it up, it works doggedly on for our final liberation.
This is why selfless action, even in a small measure, provides freedom from the great dread of birth and death. Once planted, even after repeated birth, the seed of such action takes us to the realization of God and to emancipation alike from pleasure and from pain. The question is what we have to do if we choose the Way of Selfless Action.
Yogeshwar Krishn adds further:
bahuśākhā hy anantāśca
“On this auspicious path, O Kurunandan (Arjun), the resolute mind is one, but the minds of the ignorant are divided and many.’’
The mind which is earnestly and firmly oriented to selfless action is unified. Selfless action ( Nishkam Karm) is only one and its outcome is also one. Spiritual accomplishment is the only true achievement. The gradual realization of this attainment by fighting against forces of the material world is an enterprise. This enterprise and resolute action, with a single goal are also one and the same. Then what about those who propagate more than one mode of action?
In Sri Krishn’s view they are not true worshippers. The minds of such men are endlessly divided and that is why they conjure up endless ways.
Interpretation: Swami Adgadanand.
Now in light of above contents, we have to consider what really that metaphysical term “Karm”/ Action is which is key teaching of Lord Krishn in Bhagavad Gita?
We will continue this journey further more dear blessed souls and try to explore what really does this “Karm”/ Action means? Is this a simple worldly affairs of our daily physical life or something else extraordinary.