Karma Yogi is a unique contribution of Indian spirituality to the scriptural literature of the world. Hinduism is the only religion which has systematically analyzed action and how to do it. Even in Hindu scriptures, it is the Bhagavad Gita which deals with this subject in great detail. In this sense, Sri Krishna can be considered to be the founder of this branch of Yoga.
The first book to be published on this subject was the one, based upon the lectures of Swami Vivekananda in New York and London. This book has been the reference text since the time for practitioners of Karma Yoga. Recently, Sri Ramakrishna Mutt, Bangalore brought out a publication called 'Karma Yoga Sutra Satakam', in which Swami Harshannda condensed the teachings of Swami Vivekananda into 101 sutras, followed by commentary. Very recently 'Swami Vivekananda Yoga Prakashana' published a booklet called 'Notes on Karma Yoga' based upon the lectures given to students of the Yoga Instructors' Course.
The present publication offers another interpretation of Karma Yoga based upon the teachings of Sri Krishna's teachings in the Bhagavad Gita. It is hoped that the book will be well received by the reading public.
Prof N V C Swamy MSc., Ph.D.
Ex Director, IIT Madras