Wednesday, February 24, 2016

THE 'ATTITUDE' THAT NEVER LETS US DOWN..

  • The Servant Boy in the rich man’s house reported for duty in the early morning hours at the appointed time and immediately got in to his daily routine of folding the beds, positioning the cots and setting right the furniture in the Bed Rooms and in the Living Room.
  • Subsequently, he slowly swept the entire house with a big and clean broom, took out a wet mop, wiped the floors of all rooms and brought the entire house to a spotlessly clean condition. 
  • At the end of the morning activity, he sat in a place in the living room and started eating the breakfast given by his Master's Cook with all readiness to do the other routine activities for the day at his Master's Place. While eating, the Boy's thoughts ran thus.. 
“This entire house fully furnished with all modern gadgets and facilities spread out on a huge piece of prime land costing a few crores of Rupees never belongs to me even though I live in this house all the day for the whole of my life and equally live with all the comforts and  luxury like the Owner. I just do my work here, keep the house spotlessly clean and safe and maintain it well daily. Thus goes my life here with all fullness!” 
  • The Master too readied himself for the day, sat in his usual chair in the central place of the spacious living room reading something. 
  • Along with the reading, he was equally supervising the Boy's activities and instructing him on the works he missed in his routine..
  • Subsequently, he was served breakfast at his place by his Cook, he finished the same in a short time and was further waiting for the Boy too finish his and take up the other pending works for the day. While waiting, the Master's thoughts ran thus.. 
"This place of work for the Boy was existing in Nature well before I became the Master here and was selected by him as a place of his work. Accordingly, he is working here with all devotion, daily keeping it clean and thus maintaining it. In a similar way, rest of the people in the house are here on their own as their right of existence. I am neither a Owner nor a Giver in this context except that I do my job of the overall supervision and general take care all along. Thus goes my life here with all fullness!"

There was a Flash..

"These are the Ideal Attitudes of Reference for a human being let the person be a Master or Servant and nothing less of it at any point of time. Those who constantly remember this and try to balance themselves here the best alone are living the right life in this World and there's no doubt here!"

Concurring with the same, Sloka 38, Chapter II of Srimad Bhagavad Gita was heard being recited on distant loud speakers melodiously with the meaning explained in parallel..

'sukhaduhkhe same krtva labhalabhau jayajayau
tatoyuddhaya yujyasva naivam papam avapsyasi'

'Being equipoised in happiness and unhappiness, profit and loss, victory and defeat, prepare for battle (meet the challenges of life) and in this way you will not incur sin.'

15 comments:

  1. Nice as always.
    Thankyou sir for lovely teachings.

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    1. Thanks Shraddha.. So nice of you for the appreciative comment!

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  2. Great thoughts Sreedharji! It is a coincidence that I wrote a poem on 'ownership' around the same time..

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    1. I read it, Rajeev and very rightly said the importance of Employees in an Organization.. Thanks for the good comment!

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  3. Great message! The meaning of the shloka now well understood.

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    1. Thanks Indrani.. That way seen, every Sloka of Srimad Bhagavad Gita educates us on the discipline required in our life for our own betterment.. Truly a good comment!

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  4. What a lovely post. I just thought of the same thing the other day, how our maids clean the houses they can never stay in.

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    1. Very rightly said, Seena.. All works are noble and the contributors towards those works deserve a 100% respect in their life.. Thanks for such a nice observation!

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  5. What a beautiful message sir... :-) loved the use of the word equipoised... :-)

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    1. That's truly great of you, Archana.. Work and Ownership forever go hand in hand and each cannot go on without the existence of the other by the side.. Mutual respect forever lies in seeing the importance of the other in the process.. Thanks for the appreciation!

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    2. Thanks too for sharing on Google+!

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  6. Very beautifully juxtaposed. The message is indeed very clear but our ego couldn't make us to see it. Great write up, Sir :)

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    1. Thanks Ravish.. Every comment of yours throws some more light on the Messages.. Truly a great Quality with you.. God Bless!

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  7. the great life of man. http://hubpages.com/health/The-remembering-of-childhood-days-in-the-old-age

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