Karma Yoga ( Sanskrit, m. , कर्मयोग, karma yoga ) or karma marga is in Hinduism one of the three or four yogas or Marga, dt paths. Karma - Yoga is the " Yoga of action ," which means an action without attachment to his actions. Karma Yoga is often understood as a yoga of selfless ( altruistic ) service.

Karma Yoga, the path of works, seeks to give any human activity on the raised will. It begins with the rejection of all egoistic purposes of our works, in all companies of any act of ichhaftem interest or to a worldly result sake. Serenity, renunciation of all desire for the fruit of our work and an action that is offered in sacrifice to the Blessed Lord our nature and the whole of nature; these are the three basic approaches to God on the path of Karma Yoga of the Bhagavad Gita. He is one of the three recommended ways ( marga ) to salvation ( Moksha ), which show the traditions of the Hindus.

In the Bhagavad Gita ( II.48 ) about Krishna teaches, for Hindus the incarnate God, Give the devotion, O Arjuna, and to finish, established in yoga, your works. Be indifferent to success and failure. Equanimity is called yoga. In chapter 3 goes on to say: For the contemplative, there is the path of knowledge, for the people the path of selfless action. No one is perfect in that it renounces the work. No one can renounce the action, forcing everyone to inevitably the Gunas. So you have to make as an offering to God and be free from all attachment to the results of every action.

The other ways are: Jnana Yoga ( path of knowledge ), Bhakti Yoga ( yoga of devotion ) and many Hindu teachers ( about Vivekananda ) is a fourth add Raja Yoga ( " royal yoga " ), the other integrated into the first directional. seen Karma Yoga is also an important part of the Integral Yoga of Aurobindo. The Yoga of the ministry, becoming one with God in our will and work (not only in our knowledge and feeling ) is an indispensable, inexpressibly important element of an Integral Yoga. ( Aurobindo )