2016’s Inner Engineering was a breakout hit, due in part to Sadhguru’s popular YouTube channel, but more so because his living-in-the-world-not-in-a-cave methods of spiritual growth make so much practical sense. In Karma: A Yogi’s Guide to Crafting You Own Destiny, he takes on this over- and often misused term, showing that it’s not so simple as it’s portrayed, but not complicated, either — that karma in its essence is empowering, not handcuffing. Sadhguru’s uncomplicated prose lets this teaching go straight to the heart. Recommended By Chip G., Powells.com
Synopses & Reviews
A new perspective on the overused and misunderstood concept of “karma” that offers the key to happiness and enlightenment, from the world-renowned spiritual master Sadhguru.
What is karma? Most people understand karma as a balance sheet of good and bad deeds, virtues and sins. The mechanism that decrees that we cannot evade the consequences of our own actions. In reality, karma has nothing to do with reward and punishment. Karma simply means action: your action, your responsibility. It isn’t some external system of crime and punishment, but an internal cycle generated by you. Accumulation of karma is determined only by your intention and the way you respond to what is happening to you. Over time, it’s possible to become ensnared by your own unconscious patterns of behavior.
In Karma, Sadhguru seeks to put you back in the driver’s seat, turning you from a terror-struck passenger to a confident driver navigating the course of your own destiny. By living consciously and fully inhabiting each moment, you can free yourself from the cycle. Karma is an exploration and a manual, restoring our understanding of karma to its original potential for freedom and empowerment instead of a source of entanglement. Through Sadhguru’s teachings, you will learn how to live intelligently and joyfully in a challenging world.
“At last, a book about karma that can be trusted. I have never found a book that explains—and solves—the mystery of karma with the simplicity, clarity, and hopefulness of this invaluable book.” Deepak Chopra
“With Karma, Sadhguru explores both the limitations and possibilities of human existence. It is full of valuable insights to guide you to live a life of fulfillment and well-being.” Will Smith
About the Author
Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev is a yogi, a mystic, and the founder of Isha, an all-volunteer organization engaged in large-scale humanitarian and environmental projects. He has spoken at the World Economic Forum, the United Nations, Stanford University, Columbia University, Harvard University, Wharton, and many other institutions.