SrI: SrImathE SatakOpAya nama: SrImathE rAmAnujAya nama: SrImath varavaramunayE nama:
ārurukṣor muner yogaṁ
karma kāraṇam ucyate
śamaḥ kāraṇam ucyate
‘For the yoga-ascending[1. Ārurukshu, lit: yoga-scaling, the neophyte, or the novice.] muni, Work is declared as the Means. But for him, —the yoga-ascended[2. Yogārūdha, lit: yoga-scaled, yoga-risen, the adept.]—, Peace is declared as the Means.’
Karma-yoga is prescribed as Means for the yoga-ascending (ārurukshuḥ[3. Ārurukshu, lit: yoga-scaling, the neophyte, or the novice.]) or him who is striving to achieve ātma-vision. But for the same person, when yoga-ascended (ārūdhaḥ)[4. Yogārūdha, lit: yoga-scaled, yoga-risen, the adept.] or when securely established in yoga (meditation), Peace or surceasal from work is prescribed. Hence, the conclusion is that Work (karma) is incumbent, till moksha or ātma-seeing moksha is effected.
When is one supposed to be well established in yoga (i.e., meditation that leads to ātma-consciousness)?. (It is said):—
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