Though the names 'karma', 'yoga' and 'sannyasa' are different, the truth at the heart of both is the same.
The marvel of the Bhagavad-Gita is its truly beautiful revelation of life's wisdom which enables philosophy to blossom into religion.
In the big picture we are all eternal.
Krishna says, fight. He says, go out in the battlefield and kill those people whom it's your job to kill.
In the soldier we see the love of country. When you are willing to go onto a battlefield and give your life to defend an ideal ... knowing that you may not live through day.
The most giving souls are those who give when they don't have to give, who could just walk away from this world and its suffering and merge with eternal existence and bliss forever.
Selfless giving is like putting on make-up. We're covering up a part of ourselves thats not very aware. The thing is when we take the make up off, the selflish part leaves us. We are freeer, clearer.
If your life is based around your being comfortable, you're not very comfortable. You suffer quite a bit - becuase in the realm of the senses there is not only pleasure, but there is pain.
You have no fixed self. This is only an illusion that causes you to feel pain and suffering.
We must bring light to as many people as possible. Who has time to indulge in self-pity or guilt? In advanced self-giving you have no time for this. You just push these emotions out.
We preceive that God is in all of those we give to.
Selfless giving reminds us that there is an eternally present spirit in all of us, that when revealed, liberates us from both the transitory and the eternal - both of which ultimatly can be attachments.
Meditation is the ultimate selfless act, because when you meditate you are sacrificing your puny personality for the universal reality.
Self-giving means that we have to understand the nature of giving. When most people give, they give expecting a return on their investment.
The difficult opponent is the best.
Krishna suprises Arjuna. He says go fight, go kill. Do this because it's only play money. You can't kill your friends any more than they can kill you.
The soldier is willing to give their life, perhaps for someone they never even met in their country. That's a very high love.
Selfliss giving rounds the edges in spiritual practice. Many people can meditate very well but they're still very egotistical.
This is what Krishna says in the Bhagavad-Gita - Karma Yoga. If you can't avoid action, you might as well act.
The short way to happiness is through kindness and sensitivity.