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sir,swami vivekanada said that unselfish work can lead us to god.
i.e. karma yoga alone can lead us to our goal without studying any scripture or praying god.he has written it in his book "karma-yoga"
then why do you say that karma yoga can only bring maturity of mind to receive knowledge?

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Hi,

Even Lord Krishna suggested that Arjuna should do his duty and not spend time on gaining knowledge. Gaining Self-Knowledge is impossible without Karma Yoga. Karma Yoga is incomplete without Self-Knowledge.

Swami Vivekananda has not said anything wrong. Nor what I said is wrong. What is said is to be understood in the context.

Someone asked my guru: Is it absolutely essential that I stop drinking Coffee in order to get enlightenment? and my guru replied YES.

Ofcourse many enlightened people drink coffee. The point is to that person that answer is valid. He is so attached to coffee and therefore he need to stop drinking.

Similarly, every statement made by different teachers are valid for that particular seeker. Therefore, it might be possible for you to reach the goal without studying scriptures. Please keep trying. Only when you feel that you are getting nowhere, you will be ready for the scriptural studies.

Thanks for asking this question. I will be glad to clarify any more of your doubts.

Best wishes,
Raja Subramaniyan  

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Explanation based on Vedanta / Gita which will answer any questions on life leading to Joyful Living

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25 years of spiritual studies and written following text books. Gita for Joyful Living (http://www.scribd.com/doc/8146755/Gita-for-Joyful-Living-Part-II) Path to Joyful Living - I based on Jeeva Yatra ( http://www.scribd.com/doc/8313542/Jeeva-Yatra ) Path to Joyful Living - II based on Sadhana Panchakam( http://www.scribd.com/doc/8313550/Sadana-Panchakam ) Joyful Living based on Panchadashi ( http://www.scribd.com/doc/8194110/Panchadashi-1-of-15 ) Parama Ragasiyam (Tamil) based on Brahma Sutra ( http://brahmasutram.blogspot.com/)

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