Importance of Akarma Karma

Sukh dukhe samae krutva labhaalabhau jayajayau

Tato yuddhay yujjyasva naivam paapvaapsyasi  –  Shrimad Bhagvad Gita (2.38)

Meaning: Prepare yourself for the battle without thinking about happiness or distress, loss or gain, victory or defeat; in fighting such a war, you shall never incur any sin.

Implied Meaning:  If one becomes the cause of death of someone, according to the theory of fruits of action (Karma-phal nyay), in one birth or the other, one will have to die at the hands of the deceased person. This is the theory of action (Karma).

But here, God Krushna tells Arjuna, “If you will wage a war, considering victory-defeat, gain-loss and happiness and sorrow to be alike, such a war will not incur any sin.”  A seeker, who does not in the least, get affected by victory-defeat, gain-loss and happiness and sorrow, is known as Stithpradnya (one who remains unperturbed by external factors).  Such a Stithpradnyya ’s actions are Akarma Karma (action which does not result in either a positive or negative accrual), meaning the fruits of action do not accrue. The situation of Stithpradnyata becomes attainable at a spiritual level of 80%, such seekers perform their duty, without being bound to the action. Such seekers are  Jeevmukt (liberated souls) and  are saints Sadguru level (sadguru is higher than  the level of guru  as per spiritual science) .

Below this level, the fruits of action of every deed have to be endured; this is an issue worth paying attention to. In the times to come, a Dharma Kraanti (War of Righteousness) will happen; thus, seekers must act with a attitude  of Akarma Karma (action which does not result in either a positive or negative accrual), while becoming an associate in that war; or else, the principles of the fruits of action will apply to them too.  To this end, a seeker must pay particular attention to spiritual practice (Sadhana).  The better Vyashti Sadhana (spiritual practice at an individual plane) one does, the higher would be the impact on Samashti Sadhana ( spiritual practice to uplift the society spiritually).

Thus, along with Samashti, Vyashti-level Sadhana holds a special importance; but today, a majority of the Hindutva-vaadi ( Hinduttva based) and nationalist organisations are devoid of this spiritual viewpoint.  Hence, their members too, suffer from deficiency of such an approach. Tanuja Thakur


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