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Yoga is Skillfulness in Action

"Yoga karmasu kaushalam" ("Yoga is skillfulness in Action.") Bhagavad-gita II:50 (Swami Rama's motto for the Himalayan Institute) The Supreme Cambodian Patriarch, Venerable Monk Maha Goshananda, has spent a lifetime working for peace. When he led an international peace walk from Auschwitz to Cambodia and Hiroshima, thousands of men and women from around the world followed. Maha Goshananda's country, Cambodia, a major battlefield of the Vietnam War, is still littered with millions of live land mines left behind by the Khmer Rouge. Maha Goshananda, who spends much of his time searching these "Killing Fields," says that removing these mines is his Dharma practice. Recently when an interviewer asked him why he so determinedly continued to do this, he explained simply, "I am making peace with myself." (From Awakening the Buddha Within by Lama Surya Das, pp. 230-231)