Karma Yoga: 3 definitions
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Yoga (school of philosophy)Source: Wisdom Library: Yoga
Karma yoga is the path of service. The principle of karma yoga is that what we experience today is created by our actions in the past. Therefore, all of our present efforts become a way to consciously create a future that frees us from being bound by negativity and selfishness. We practice karma yoga whenever we perform our work and live our lives in a selfless fashion and as a way to serve others.
Yoga is originally considered a branch of Hindu philosophy (astika), but both ancient and modern Yoga combine the physical, mental and spiritual. Yoga teaches various physical techniques also known as āsanas (postures), used for various purposes (eg., meditation, contemplation, relaxation).
General definition (in Hinduism)Source: WikiPedia: Hinduism
Karma Yoga (कर्म योग): The practise of disciplining action. Karma yoga focuses on the adherence to duty (dharma) while remaining detached from the reward. It states that one can attain Moksha (salvation) by doing his duties in an unselfish manner.
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Shrimad Bhagavad-gita (by Narayana Gosvami)
Verse 13.25 < [Chapter 13 - Prakṛti-puruṣa-vibhāga-yoga]
Verse 5.1 < [Chapter 5 - Karma-sannyāsa-yoga (Yoga through Renunciation of Action)]
Verse 5.2 < [Chapter 5 - Karma-sannyāsa-yoga (Yoga through Renunciation of Action)]
Shri Gaudiya Kanthahara (by Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati)
Complete works of Swami Abhedananda (by Swami Prajnanananda)
Preface < [Discourse 4 - Doctrine of Karma]
Chapter 5 - Philosophy of Karma < [Discourse 4 - Doctrine of Karma]
Chapter 1 - Search after Truth < [Discourse 5 - Path of Realization]
Social philosophy of Swami Vivekananda (by Baruah Debajit)
Jnaneshwari (Bhavartha Dipika) (by Ramchandra Keshav Bhagwat)
Puranic encyclopaedia (by Vettam Mani)