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7) Elucidate on Nishkam Karma principle of Bhagwat Geetha.(250 words)

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7) Elucidate on Nishkam Karma principle of Bhagwat Geetha.(250 words)

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Why this question:

The question is based on the virtuous tenet from Bhagwat Geetha.

Key demand of the question:

The answer must first elaborate on what Nishkam Karma as elucidated in Bhagwat Geetha. Discuss its significance in day to day life and ethical and moral being of human life.


Elucidate – Clarify the topic by giving a detailed account as to how and why it occurred, or what is the  particular context. You must be defining key terms where ever appropriate, and substantiate with relevant associated facts.

Structure of the answer:


Throw light on the term “Nishkam Karma” – means “action or without desire” or “work without motive”.


  • Elaborate on the term “Nishkam Karma” – Krisha suggests that we have rights only on the work or the action, and not on its results, whether it is good or bad. Our works, our desires should be “desireless”, we should not desire for any pleasing (or unpleasing) result.
  • Of the paths of spiritual liberation, in Hinduism karma yoga or Nishkam Karma is the path of unselfish action, as stated in the Bhagavad Gita. It teaches that a spiritual seeker should act according to his dharma (duty), without being attached to the fruits or personal consequences of such work.
  • The significance of karma-yoga in spiritual progression is to do one’s duty for duty’s sake. It’s not work which is painful, it is the attachment to that work and the desire for expected results that brings pain.


Conclude with significance of such philosophies .