So the real thing is that these three processes which are generally known as yogic processes by many people: karma yoga, jnana yoga and ashtanga yoga, they are not suited for this material universe in this kali yuga, in the present day we are in. Bhakti yoga, or yoga of devotion, even karma if it is mixed with bhakti, that is perfect. ‘I am doing my work to please the Lord and I am giving the fruits, (if I just give in charity that is called karma, good works) but if I give to Krsna that is called karma yoga’. That is called transcendental, because I am connecting myself with the Lord.
HH Jayapataka Swami Maharaja
September 16, 1979 | Los Angeles