Karma Yoga The Yoga of Action Author:Swami Vivekananda 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 the the word Karma as meaning work. No one can get anything unless... more » he earns it; this is an eternal law.
We may sometimes think it is not so, but in the long run we become convinced of it. A man my struggle all his life for riches; he may cheat thousands, but he finds at last that he did not deserve to become rich, and his life becomes a trouble and a nuisance to him...Our Karma determines what we deserve and what we can assimilate.« less