KARMA IN ITS EFFECT ON CHARACTER
The word Karma is derived from the Sanskrit Kri, to do; all action is Karma. Technically, this word also means the effects of actions. In connection with metaphysics, it sometimes means the effects, of which our past actions were the causes. But in Karma-Yoga we have simply to do with the word Karma as meaning work. The goal of mankind is knowledge. Pleasure and happiness come to an end. It is a mistake to suppose that pleasure is the goal. The cause of all the mysteries we have in the world is that men foolishly think pleasure to be the ideal to strive for…
– Swami Vivekananda –
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