Karma-Yoga : Ch-4. Part-2.
What is Duty?
The term "duty", like every other universal abstract term, is impossible clearly to define; we can only get an idea of it by knowing its practical operations and results.
When certain things occur before us, we have all a natural or trained impulse to act in a certain manner towards them; when this impulse comes, the mind begins to think about the situation.
Sometimes it thinks that it is good to act in a particular manner under the given conditions; at other times it thinks that it is wrong to act in the same manner even in the very same circumstances.
The ordinary idea of duty everywhere is that every good man follows the dictates of his conscience.
To be continued ....