Reader comment on Baba Hari Dass's passage ...
On Sep 21, 2012 Conrad P. Pritscher wrote:|
Once again, I do not know. One can stop oneself from judging the selfishness of others by not being a separate self. That is difficult. My experience with the root of anger is when I was a young child, I would say to myself I will not get angry like my father gets angry. As an adult I still get angry and do not realize my selfishness often until after I am angry. My anger is selfish action and what Dass calls Karma Yoga arises when I am not selfish. I am at times narcissistic and thus I delude myself more often than I care to. What I understand by "performing one's duty perfectly" is that perfection of any kind is impossible for me since I do believe protection is ever attained. Paradoxically, accepting my imperfect self as I am may be considered that which leads to a sort of perfection. There always seems to be "more" that one may do to be unattached. Warm and kind regards to everyone.