SrI: SrImathE SatakOpAya nama: SrImathE rAmAnujAya nama: SrImath varavaramunayE nama:
karmaṇaiva hi saṁsiddhim
‘By action alone, did Janaka1 and others reach the supreme perfection.’
As because Karma-Yoga is commended even to those who are qualified for Jñāna-Yoga, the Maharshis or Royal Sages like Janaka and others, —who were leaders of Jñānis2, reached supreme perfection —viz: realization of ātmā— by way of Works alone.
Thus it has been shown that for the moksha-aspirant, who is unfit to tread the Path of Knowledge (jñāna-yoga), who is therefore fit to walk the Path of Works (karma-yoga), the latter is the necessary course for him to adopt. It has also been shown, with reasons, that even for the man who is qualified to pursue the jñāna-yoga course, karma-yoga (work) has superior advantages over jñāna-yoga. (Knowledge).
It will now be shown that karma-yoga has another aspect: that of becoming an inevitable duty to a certain class of persons who are specially distinguished and qualified to practise, (and show) it (to others) :—
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