Kriya in Sanskrit means action, deed, effort and includes personal work and spiritual efforts. True spiritual efforts always are efforts of selfless love. Yoga to join, to unite, thus to reunite mankind with God. Kriya Yoga as a combined word thus means to act with love and work in a loving way until all our karma is dissolved and we are reunited with God. ____________________________________________ The world, it tells them, is without permanence or purpose, other than that of expiation; the body is "a nest of disease" and the seat of "desire"; the mind itself is subject to decay, and capricious, easily led away after false pursuits.