Have you ever watched a garden grow?
Then you already understand the law of Karma. Karma is a Sanskrit term. It means action or deed. For centuries ancient texts in Hinduism, Buddhism and Christianity, amongst many other smaller religions have taught us that "we reap what we sow".
Karma Yoga is the Yoga of action. And behind our actions are our thought patterns, belief systems, desires and intentions. It is important to keep these pure. Doing charity because it looks good, or you should.this doesn't count as Karma Yoga. Instead one must give freely and happily simply because you can and desire to do so.
In other words, Karma Yoga is a selfless service unto humanity. You do not have to have enormous wealth to practice yoga karma. Indeed, it is often a kind spoken word, our ability to tolerate others, a smile, a gentle touch, a phone call, a listening ear, that can make all the difference to a person's world when offered with integrity and given freely.
As Mother Theresa said:
"It is not the magnitude of our actions but the amount of love that is put into them that matters," and ". every time you smile at someone, it is an action of love, it is a gift to that person."
Karma Yoga connects us with others, reminding us that we are all part of a great whole. To develop Karma Yoga, practice random acts of kindness and see how great you feel!
One of the ways Yoga Circle practices Karma Yoga is by supporting:
Taman Hati, Diamond Heart Orphanage in Ubud, Bali
This orphanage was established by Kadek after his best friend died at the age of 34 and left two young children. The aim of the orphanage is to empower and equip Balinese Orphans for a better future life.
"I work at God Company. My duty is to share love and happiness to ones who really need. I am just a facilitator between the orphans and you". Says Kadek
Committed to keeping surviving children in their extend families, Diamond Heart Orphanage provides a place for the children to gather, receive social support and extra tuition after school.
As an educator I share Kadek's belief that education is a integral part of improving the life chances of these children and provide a stepping stone out of the poverty cycle.
Yoga Circle sponsors Bayu a young Balinese orphan by conducting workshops based on the teachings of Kadek the founder of Diamond Heart Orphanage. See News and Workshops for more details.
To find out more, visit Kadek, his team and the children in Ubud by clicking the link and find out more about their mission and how you can be a part of this wonderful vision. Visit: www.baliorphan.com