Karma-Free Work

Krishna's Mercy

[Krishna's lotus feet]“Anything done for personal sense gratification is a cause of bondage. The conclusion is that everyone should be engaged according to the particular mode of nature he has acquired, and he should decide to work only to serve the supreme cause of the Supreme Lord.” (Shrila Prabhupada, Bhagavad-gita, 18.47 Purport)

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Question: I’ve heard it said that if you follow your occupational duties, your work doesn’t carry any sinful reactions. What does that mean exactly? Isn’t all work the same?

Prasadam is known as karma-free food. Karma is a Sanskrit word that means “work.” The more elaborate definition is any action taken that has a subsequent reaction related to the body. Elaborating further, the body is the material covering to the soul, which represents the identity of the individual. If I say that I see someone, it means that I see a spirit soul…

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