Karmayoga, aka: Karman-yoga; 4 Definition(s)
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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)
Karmayoga (कर्मयोग).—Three-fold. Scriptural and not laukika. Intended for the attached and householders. ācāra preliminary to karma. karmakāṇḍa an ocean. Three kinds of worship—vedic, tāntric, and mixed. Worship of image through a guru and according to established rules.1 Preached by Janārdana to Manu; greater than jñāna yoga; as jñāna is the result of karma; origin of Brahmā from: also kriyā yoga; five yajñas and 30 saṃskāras come under this.2 Four of Karma category—agnihotra, silence, study and sacrifice, when not performed properly give fear.3
- 1) Bhāgavata-purāṇa XI. 3. 41-55; 20. 6-7; 21. 14-15; 27. 1 & 6-9.
- 2) Matsya-purāṇa 52. 3-11; 258. 2.
- 3) Matsya-purāṇa 39. 25-7.
The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.
Languages of India and abroad
karmayōga (कर्मयोग).—m (S) Fortune or fate: also fortuitousness, casualty, chance.Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
karmayōga (कर्मयोग).—m Fortune or fate. Chance. The way to salvation through work not renunciation.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.
1) performance of actions, worldly and religious rites; कर्मयोगेन योगिनाम् (karmayogena yoginām) Bg.3.3;3.7;5.2;13.24.
2) active exertion, industry; Ms.1.115.
Derivable forms: karmayogaḥ (कर्मयोगः).
Karmayoga is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms karman and yoga (योग).Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.
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Manusmriti with the Commentary of Medhatithi (by Ganganatha Jha)
Verse 10.115 < [Section XIV - Sources of Income (vittāgama)]
Section II - The Philosophy of Action and its Retribution (karmayoga) < [Discourse XII - Philosophy]
The Padma Purana (by N.A. Deshpande)