The Bhagavad Gita - Chapter 6, Religion by Self-Restraint Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 6, Religion by Self-Restraint Summary and Analysis

Krishna delves into Yogis and further into renunciation for spiritual cultivation. He reports that the people who work without it being for the results—the material gain, for example, or the pain of the loss—are the ones who are the most advanced. He introduces terms which may be quite familiar to long practicing Hindus: Sanyasi and Yogi. These are two forms of renunciates. Krishna explains that when both are taken together as one Soul then a person would do rightful work and would do so without the performing of the action being strictly as a means to a different end. This includes the renunciation of the fruits of works and the commitment to right thinking and right action.

Many spend years in tremendous solitude to achieve the type of yogic serenity referred...

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