How does the nishkama karma yogi attain knowledge and liberation? Through the same path or by adopting another yoga?
Transcribed by: Shalini Ahluwalia
Question: Does the nishkama karma yogi get gyaan just by detachment from the fruits?
Answer: Actually Vishwanath Chakravarti Thakur gives the example that just as …I think either Chakravartipada or Baldev Vidya Bhushan …give the example that just as the flower is present inside the bud so similarly in the process of detachment, in the process of detached work, knowledge is present already and that knowledge blossoms over a period of time by the practice of nishkama karma. So now there are two points in this – that actually at one level working selflessly, the nishkama karma yoga, decreases and removes the material contaminations and that itself helps the soul to come to one level of knowledge and that is the level of atmagyaan or we can say preliminary brahmgyaan. But that knowledge alone is not enough.