loke’smin dvividhā niṣṭhā
“I told you before,
O the sinless (Arjun), two ways of spiritual discipline,
the Way of Discrimination or Knowledge for sages
the Way of Selfless Action for men of action.”
“Before” here does not mean a bygone era (Yug) like the Golden or Treta Age.
It rather refers to Verse Thirty-Nine of Chapter Two of Bhagavad Gita,
in which Sri Krishn had spoken of the two ways,
recommending the Way of Knowledge for men of wisdom
the Way of Selfless Action for those who are actively engaged in the task
that will finally make them one with God.
In both ways, action or “Karm” has to be performed. So action is essential.
Hence it has to be understood very clearly that “Karm”/ Action is something
which has to be performed in either of the two ways of spiritual discipline
Sri Krishna has taken up to teach both the two spiritual streams as well “Karm” or action at a time.
Is this action/ “Karm,” a part of the daily routine of physical life
we normally perform for our survival?
~ Swami Adgadanand.