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The Spirit of Karma Yoga

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.

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