Karma-Yoga : Ch-4. Part-4.


What is Duty?


From the subjective standpoint we may see that certain acts have a tendency to exalt and ennoble us, while certain other acts have a tendency to degrade and to brutalise us.

But it is not possible to make out with certainty which acts have which kind of tendency in relation to all persons, of all sorts and conditions.

There is, however, only one idea of duty which has been universally accepted by all mankind, of all ages and sects and countries, and that has been summed up in a Sanskrit aphorism thus:

“Do not injure any being; not injuring any being is virtue, injuring any being is sin.”

Swami Vivekananda

To be continued  ...