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