Here are some instructions to a karma yogi. Do not make any difference between menial and respectable work. Fix the mind on the Lord and give the hands to work. Sing God’s name while serving others.

Feed the Poor. Clothe the naked; comfort the distressed. Do actions as your duty. Do not expect any thanks or appreciation, applause, salute, for your work. Spend one tenth of your income on charity. Share what you have with others. Always scrutinise your inner motives. Annihilate all selfish motives. 

Give up abhimana (identification, pride) of all sorts. Never feel, “I have helped that man”. Always think, “The Lord has given me an opportunity to serve him”. Always be on the look out for ways to serve and never miss one single opportunity.

-Swamiji Sivananda

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