karma yoga

Karma yoga is the path of detached, selfless action. In yogic tradition, it is one of four paths to self-realization—along with bhakti, devotion or selfless, detached love, jnana, wisdom or intuitive awareness of the real, and raja, the royal path, a blend of the other three based on the practice of meditation. Gandhi was a supreme practitioner of karma yoga who followed that path to its complete realization.  Notably, he was far from lacking in devotion or in wisdom, saying, “All my actions have their root in my insatiable love of mankind.”  His predominant characteristic was his inexhaustible work for the benefit of all.  As he said, “My real politics is work.”