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Karma Yoga: The Science of Human Excellence


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1 Professor in Management, Aurora’s Group of Colleges, Hyderabad, India
2 Vice-President – Solution Integration, Fair Isaac Corporation, (FICO), Bangalore, India
 

Deep down every individual in an organization wants to derive maximum satisfaction through his or her performance. It happens only when he/she excels in the role in terms of both efficiency and effectiveness. Research proves that the effectiveness of the work depends not only on the external motivating factors like incentives but it is connected to the ‘inner world’ of the person. It is here, culture comes into the picture because, it has a major role in shaping the values and morals of a person. The doctrine of Karma Yoga can be regarded as the core of the Indian philosophy of work. It explains the relationship between humankind and work. In his dialogue with Arjuna, Krishna explains the significance of work in human life and right way of doing it. He also emphasizes that only by doing it in right way one can excel; therefore, Karma Yoga can be called as 'Science of Human Excellence. The present paper is an attempt to bring out the two dimensions of Action (Karma) - Independent and Interdependent explained in Bhagavad Gita.



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Effective Action, Personal Effectiveness, Collective Effort Yajna, Brick in the Wall
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Authors

V. Janaki Tenneti
Professor in Management, Aurora’s Group of Colleges, Hyderabad, India
Murali Tenneti
Vice-President – Solution Integration, Fair Isaac Corporation, (FICO), Bangalore, India

Abstract


Deep down every individual in an organization wants to derive maximum satisfaction through his or her performance. It happens only when he/she excels in the role in terms of both efficiency and effectiveness. Research proves that the effectiveness of the work depends not only on the external motivating factors like incentives but it is connected to the ‘inner world’ of the person. It is here, culture comes into the picture because, it has a major role in shaping the values and morals of a person. The doctrine of Karma Yoga can be regarded as the core of the Indian philosophy of work. It explains the relationship between humankind and work. In his dialogue with Arjuna, Krishna explains the significance of work in human life and right way of doing it. He also emphasizes that only by doing it in right way one can excel; therefore, Karma Yoga can be called as 'Science of Human Excellence. The present paper is an attempt to bring out the two dimensions of Action (Karma) - Independent and Interdependent explained in Bhagavad Gita.



Keywords


Effective Action, Personal Effectiveness, Collective Effort Yajna, Brick in the Wall

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