Sunday, September 30, 2012

Formula to work 24hrs a day

We generally begin a work with great enthusiasm but soon the enthusiasm wanes. Boredom and monotony penetrates. We fret and often regret that why did we take this task. And most often we complete the task unwillingly. We are not physically so much drained out than mentally. However Bhagavad – gita gives us a technique which can help us to perform a particular task with great enthusiasm and energy. And one can even work for 24hrs a day without even getting tired.

If we imbibe the principles of yogah karmasu kausalam (Bhagavad – gita 2.50) then we will get the ability to work enthusiastically 24hrs a day.  Karmasu means activities and kausalam means expert service. If we sincerely want to perform any task by keeping Krishna in the centre then Krishna will awards us sufficient intelligence to perform the work expertly and will give extra enthusiasm to accomplish it.  The six goswamis of Vrindavan who were deputed by Lord Caitanaya Mahaprabhu to propagate Krishna Consciousness slept only for 2 hours a day. They were so engrossed in Krishna Conscious activities that they considered sleep & food to be a disturbing distraction.

Mundane material activities may seem to be attractive in the beginning but becomes tasteless after some time. For example when we take up a new job then we have great hope and expectations from it but soon we get bored. But if we take up a job as our prescribed duty and do it for the pleasure of Krishna then we can do the work with lots of enthusiasm. The life of Bhaktivinoda Thakur is a guiding light for entire humanity. Bhaktivinoda Thakur was a great Vaisnava saint whose center of life was Krishna. He was a householder and worked as a magistrate. He performed his prescribed duties with utmost sincerity that everyone was pleased with him. He was able to do so because he always kept Krishna in the centre. He wrote hundreds of books, poems and songs which is still a source of inspiration for millions of Krishna devotees all over the world.

Spiritual life is so sublime that people neither get bored nor fatigued. They only get inspiration to work more and more.

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