Tuesday, February 13, 2007


Govindam Adi purushan


The All Attractive Beautiful Images of the Lord

Tuesday, February 6, 2007

Are you under the Bondage of work?

Not by merely abstaining from work, can one achieve freedom from work and reaction, nor by renunciation of work alone, can one attain peace.

Work done for sense gratification and work done for fruitive results develops attachment and from attachment lust develops and from lust anger arises, presure arises, from anger delusion arises and from delusion bewilderment of memory, when memory is bewildered, intelligence is lost and when intelligence is lost, one falls down again in the material pool (becomes materialistic)

We all are and will always remain forced to work (in whatever form, whatever field, whatever ways), therefore no one can refrain from doing something, doing work.
Possible ways of freedom from the bondage of work :
  • One who controls his mind and engages himself in devotion of lord remains unattached

  • Work done as a sacrifice to the Lord, one will always remain free from bondage

  • Without being attached to the fruits of activities, act as a matter of duty

  • Don't think before hand about the results/ fruits of your actions when at work

  • Its in human nature to remain attached to the thots of fruitive results of the work being carried out, thus work becomes burden

  • When one thinks himself to be the doer of activities, which actually are carried out by nature, he is attached again to the fruits of his activities and thus work again becomes burden

  • Give up the fruitive results of your work atleast at the time of work, till the work is finished, it releases the pressure on you, this can actually work

Thus being self realised, a man has no purpose to fulfill in the discharge of his prescribed duties, nor has he any reason not to perform his work, a little advancement in this path can be helpful

Finally approaching your prescribed duty as above, one may realise that the prescribed duty has be done with no burden at all or it may look like there was no work at all

Some additonal info to be happy at work

Gods given us different ideologies, different opinions, different ways to think, act so to feel better at work, but in my opinion the best way to be happy at work is as prescribed under the title "Are you under the bondage of work?", may be the following ways also are of some more help

Top 10 Ways to Be Happy at Work

1) Choose to Be Happy at Work
Happiness is largely a choice. I can hear many of you arguing with me, but it's true. You can choose to be happy at work. Sound simple? Yes. But, simplicity is often profoundly difficult to put into action. I wish all of you had the best employer in the world, but, face it, you may not. So, think positively about your work. Dwell on the aspects of your work you like. Avoid negative people and gossip. Find coworkers you like and enjoy and spend your time with them. Your choices at work largely define your experience. You can choose to be happy at work.

2) Do Something You Love Every Single Day
You may or may not love your current job and you may or may not believe that you can find something in your current job to love, but you can. Trust me. Take a look at yourself, your skills and interests, and find something that you can enjoy doing every day. If you do something you love every single day, your current job won't seem so bad.

3)Take Charge of Your Own Professional and Personal Development
A young employee complained to me recently that she wanted to change jobs because her boss was not doing enough to help her develop professionally. I asked her whom she thought was the person most interested in her development. The answer, of course, was her. You are the person with the most to gain from continuing to develop professionally. Take charge of your own growth; ask for specific and meaningful help from your boss, but march to the music of your personally developed plan and goals. You have the most to gain from growing - and the most to lose, if you stand still.

4) Take Responsibility for Knowing What Is Happening at Work
People complain to me daily that they don't receive enough communication and information about what is happening with their company, their department's projects, or their coworkers. Passive vessels, they wait for the boss to fill them up with knowledge. And, the knowledge rarely comes. Why? Because the boss is busy doing her job and she doesn't know what you don't know. Seek out the information you need to work effectively. Develop an information network and use it. Assertively request a weekly meeting with your boss and ask questions to learn. You are in charge of the information you receive.

5) Ask for Feedback Frequently
Have you made statements such as, "My boss never gives me any feedback, so I never know how I'm doing." Face it, you really know exactly how you're doing. Especially if you feel positively about your performance, you just want to hear him acknowledge you. If you're not positive about your work, think about improving and making a sincere contribution. Then, ask your boss for feedback. Tell him you'd really like to hear his assessment of your work. Talk to your customers, too; if you're serving them well, their feedback is affirming. You are responsible for your own development. Everything else you get is gravy.

6) Make Only Commitments You Can Keep
One of the most serious causes of work stress and unhappiness is failing to keep commitments. Many employees spend more time making excuses for failing to keep a commitment, and worrying about the consequences of not keeping a commitment, than they do performing the tasks promised. Create a system of organization and planning that enables you to assess your ability to complete a requested commitment. Don't volunteer if you don't have time. If your workload is exceeding your available time and energy, make a comprehensive plan to ask the boss for help and resources. Don't wallow in the swamp of unkept promises.

7) Avoid Negativity
Choosing to be happy at work means avoiding negative conversations, gossip, and unhappy people as much as possible. No matter how positively you feel, negative people have a profound impact on your psyche. Don't let the negative Neds and Nellies bring you down. And, keep on singing in the car on your way to work - or start.

8) Practice Professional Courage
If you are like most people, you don't like conflict. And the reason why is simple. You've never been trained to participate in meaningful conflict, so you likely think of conflict as scary, harmful, and hurtful. Conflict can be all three; done well, conflict can also help you accomplish your work mission and your personal vision. Conflict can help you serve customers and create successful products. Happy people accomplish their purpose for working. Why let a little professional courage keep you from achieving your goals and dreams? Make conflict your friend.

9) Make Friends
In their landmark book, First, Break All The Rules: What the World’s Greatest Managers Do Differently (Compare Prices), Marcus Buckingham and Curt Coffman list twelve important questions. When employees answered these questions positively, their responses were true indicators of whether people were happy and motivated at work. One of these key questions was, "Do you have a best friend at work?" Liking and enjoying your coworkers are hallmarks of a positive, happy work experience. Take time to get to know them. You might actually like and enjoy them. Your network provides support, resources, sharing, and caring.

10) If All Else Fails, Job Searching Will Make You Smile
If all of these ideas aren't making you happy at work, it's time to reevaluate your employer, your job, or your entire career. You don't want to spend your life doing work you hate in an unfriendly work environment. Most work environments don't change all that much. But unhappy employees tend to grow even more disgruntled. You can secretly smile while you spend all of your non-work time job searching. It will only be a matter of time until you can quit your job - with a big smile.

blessedness - thinking of Krishna

cool being with Krishna

delight - Krishna is full of delight

enchanted -you will be in Krishna's company

far out - you will be from the material pool

gladness - obviously you are when with Krishna

heaven - you feel like heaven

inspiration - krishna inspires

intoxication - krishna's looks, his charm intoxicates

joy - Krishna is ful of joy

joyfulness - Krishna teaches how to be one

paradise - follow krishna to paradise

ravishment - He is ravishing

seventh heaven - when in Krishna's conciousness

Trance - Fix your mind upon him

Saturday, February 3, 2007

Meditate step by step

Meditation increases the ability to concentrate and enhance memory power. It brings in a sense of inner peace and tranquility, and makes you appealing in nature. Meditation is also thought to tap the hidden potentials of an individual.

Difficulty Level: Hard

Time Required: 10 - 30 minutes

Meditation Steps:

  1. Find some time out of your daily schedule.
  2. Find a quiet place and sit down.
  3. Be comfortable. Relax.
  4. Keep the face serene. Chin up.
  5. Close your eyes slowly to experience a void darkness. ( Remember to keep
    your eyelids closed throughout the following steps)
  6. Look into your eyelids as if seeing with your eyelids open.
  7. Keep your mind empty of people, place, things, color or any form.
  8. Try and concentrate on the center of your forehead.
  9. If thoughts arise, bypass them and keep looking with your eyelids closed, going deeper and deeper, leaving form, name, color, and activities far behind you.
  10. Experience the motion of going, as if driving in a car, and you'll be going deeper and deeper - beyond the body and senses.
  11. As you go deeper and deeper with your eyes closed in this dark place, you may see the swirling of smoke-like colours flickering in the darkness and silvery flashes of light.
  12. Look straight in front with your eyelids closed and keep going further and further.
  13. To keep you alert in meditation, take slow deep breaths. Colors will swirl and change pattern rising with each breath.
  14. Keep breathing steady. Let thoughts come and go. You're on a journey going beyond the body and form.
  15. After you feel totally calm and relaxed, gradually open your eyes and spring back to life with renewed energy.


  1. Do not sit for meditation with workload on your mind.
  2. Wear simple, loose clothes, preferably white in color.
  3. If concentrating on 'nothing' seems difficult, try concentrating on your breathing. Another way to concentrate is by uttering the sacred syllable "Om" loudly, which helps arrest your thoughts as it resonates through your body.