Action and Intention

Krishna says: ‘There are three things which motivate action: knowledge, the knower and that which is known. There are three constituents of action: the instrument, the purpose and the doer.’

Yoga teaches us to watch our thoughts, and observe our motivations and intentions. If all actions stem from the heart, and from heart-centred intentions, then those actions must be pure. I was taught, when faced with a decision and an action, ‘If the heart sings, do it, if the heart sinks, don’t’. Always a good test…

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