The Karma of Blogging

karmany evadhikaras te
ma phaleshu kadachana
ma karma-phala-hetur bhur
ma te sango ‘stv akarmani
 
(You have a right to perform your prescribed duty, but you are not entitled to the fruits of action. Never consider yourself to be the cause of the results of your activities, and never be attached to not doing your duty)
This is my first blog entry so I decided to start this with this well known shloka from Geeta, which has been the cornerstone of my philosophical beliefs since a long time. While one would typically not think of writing a blog as one’s duty, every act is Karma. Writing a blog is also Karma. So why not start with the basic tenet of doing Karma?
 
BTW, if you want to read an English translation of Geeta, probably the best source is http://www.bhagavadgitaasitis.com/. Simply because this is (as the link says) Geeta as it is and not an author’s interpretation of the Geeta.  The translation of the shloka above is from the same site (http://www.bhagavadgitaasitis.com/2/47/en).
 
So the karma of starting the blog is done. Let’s see what the phal (fruit of action) turns out to be!

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