THE IDEAL OF KARMA-YOGA
The grandest idea in the religion of the Vedanta is that we may reach the same goal by different paths; and these paths I have generalised into four, viz those of work, love, psychology, and knowledge.
But you must, at the same time, remember that these divisions are not very marked and quite exclusive of each other.
Each blends into the other.
But according to the type which prevails, we name the divisions.
It is not that you can find men who have no other faculty than that of work, nor that you can find men who are no more than devoted worshippers only, nor that there are men who have no more than mere knowledge.
These divisions are made in accordance with the type or the tendency that may be seen to prevail in a man.
We have found that, in the end, all these four paths converge and become one.
All religions and all methods of work and worship lead us to one and the same goal.
To be continued ...