The Gita lays down that the purpose of man's life here is to attain Self-realization. The Lord does not isolate Sannyas from life in the world as do some scriptures that prevailed before the Gita. Observe the condition of the castes and the four stages of life (Ashramas) today and you will readily admit the omniscience of the Lord and His foreknowledge of' the chaos that would envelop humanity.
The Lord therefore enjoined Karma Yoga upon all. "Fill your mind with thoughts of Me, be devoted to Me, do My Will, surrender yourself to Me; you will soon reach Me." That is the burden of His Gita.
The Karma Yoga of the Bhagavad Gita is truly the "Yoga of Synthesis." This Yoga is the most suitable one for the present age. It helps in the integral development of the human personality. It leaves no loopholes for the forces of Maya to enter because it fills every part of man with Godliness.

From "Daily Sayings" by Swami Sivananda (1987-1963). More Informations on Swami Sivananda: on the Website of Divine Life Society, Photographs of Swami Sivananda, German Pages on Swami Sivananda
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