Wednesday, August 3, 2011

IV: 37

Chapter 4, Verse 37

"Just as a blazing fire
Turns wood to ash
So does the fire of wisdom
Turn Karma to ash."

Swami Shivananda:

"When there is no desire for the fruits of action, then action loses its potency to bind. This is reducing Karma to ash."

Paramahansa Yogananda:

"The wise act only in the freedom of the intuition-tuned will, a spontaneous movement authentically bubbling up from that calm, still center in which the stored-up seeds of all good and bad past Karma have been neutralized. Roasted seeds do not germinate. A burnt rope may appear to bind, but it dissolves into ash when touched."

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