Nishkamakarmayoga, Niṣkāmakarmayoga, Nishkamakarma-yoga: 1 definition


Nishkamakarmayoga means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

The Sanskrit term Niṣkāmakarmayoga can be transliterated into English as Niskamakarmayoga or Nishkamakarmayoga, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Vaishnavism (Vaishava dharma)

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Source: Pure Bhakti: Bhagavad-gita (4th edition)

Niṣkāmakarmayoga (निष्कामकर्मयोग) refers to “selfless performance of one’s prescribed duty in which one unites (yoga) with the Supreme Lord by offering Him the fruit of that work. Although niṣkāma-karma-yoga is certainly conducive to pure devotion, it is not pure devotion in and of itself, because Kṛṣṇa’s happiness and well-being are not the exclusive consideration”. (cf. Glossary page from Śrīmad-Bhagavad-Gītā).

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Vaishnava (वैष्णव, vaiṣṇava) or vaishnavism (vaiṣṇavism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshipping Vishnu as the supreme Lord. Similar to the Shaktism and Shaivism traditions, Vaishnavism also developed as an individual movement, famous for its exposition of the dashavatara (‘ten avatars of Vishnu’).

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