Karma-Yoga : Ch-8. Part-5.
THE IDEAL OF KARMA-YOGA
The personalist, when he hears this idea philosophically put, gets frightened.
At the same time, if he preaches morality, he after all teaches the very same idea himself.
He puts no limit to the unselfishness of man.
Suppose a man becomes perfectly unselfish under the personalistic system, how are we to distinguish him from the perfected ones in other system?
He has become one with the universe and to become that is the goal of all; only the poor personalist has not the courage to follow out his own reasoning to its right conclusion.
Karma-Yoga is the attaining through unselfish work of that freedom which is the goal of all human nature.
Every selfish action, therefore, retards our reaching the goal,
and every unselfish action takes us towards the goal;
that is why the only definition that can be given of morality is this : -
That which is selfish is immoral, and that which is unselfish is moral.
To be continued ...