SrI: SrImathE SatakOpAya nama: SrImathE rAmAnujAya nama: SrImath varavaramunayE nama:
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SRI RĀMĀNUJA’S VIŚISHTĀDVAITA COMMENTARY
ON WORK RENUNCIATION
In Lecture Four, the wisdom-(or knowledge) aspect of Karma-Yoga was treated of, with special reference to the importance of the wisdom-element in it.
In Lecture Three, it was shown that even to the person who may be qualified to practise Jñāna-Yoga, Karma-Yoga (or method of works) was still preferable, inasmuch as jñāna or ātma-wisdom is involved therein; inasmuch as works are destitute of accidents (such as attend jñāna-yoga), easy to perform, and constitute per se an independent Means.
In the Present (Fifth) Lecture, Karma-Yoga is examined in its character of expeditiousness as compared with Jñāna-Yoga, -in effecting ātma-attainment; and as to how it should be practised by eliminating the element therefrom of one’s being the actor.
How jñāna (wisdom) is seen from this stand-point is also investigated.
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