Sunday, August 5, 2018


Sri Adi Sankara having seen a Vedic Pundit repeatedly insisting upon a student to pronounce a particular word correctly, smiled at the Pundit and said,

'Bhajagovidam bhajagovidam govindam bhaja muudhamathe
samprapte sannihite kale nahi nahi rakshati drukun karane.'

'Worship Govinda! Worship Govinda! Worship Govinda (limiting yourself to the ordained duties).. When the end approaches, the Grammar Rules (the craving for materialistic gain and recognition) will not save you!'

(The first Sloka of Sri Bhaja Govindam)

His Disciples followed the Master and each in turn said one Sloka revealing the importance of sticking to the Ultimate Knowledge in our life leaving the mundane aspects of living as much possible..

Bloggers too come into limelight here alone when they see a great thrust in them which necessarily

  • Should be brought out the earliest time thru' the channels of communication available around them..

But thru' Sloka 10, Chapter III of Srimad Bhagavad Gita, Lord Krishna asserts the primary duty with every individual as one lives thru' his/her life thus..

'saha yagnah prajah srstva purovaca prajapatihanena prasvisyadhvam esa vo stv ista kama dhuk'

'In the beginning of creation, Lord Brahma after generating all beings as a result of performance of sacrifice unto the Supreme Lord proclaimed: by performance of work (rising to the level of ultimate sacrifice i.e., self denial) may you evolve and prosper; let work (progressively rising towards sacrifice) bestow all that desirable for you!'

Thus, working and taking care of the self at the optimum or decent level becomes the parallel duty of every blogger charged with the keen interest of pouring out volumes of truth known at his/her level and he/she

  • Should necessarily divert part of those sayings to earn money and make a decent living.. 
In that context alone sets in the business interest associated with blogging and as every effort has a price in the market, depending upon the worldly use of that effort put in, certain returns do come in the process to the individual without an exception..

Again, Sloka 35, Chapter III from Srimad Bhagavad Gita says..

'Shreyan swadharmo vigunah paradharmaat swanusshthitaat
Swadharme nidhanam shreyah paradharmo bhayaavahah.'

'Ever safe is one’s own duty than the duty of another even well discharged. Better is even death in one’s own duty than the duty of another full of fear!'

The existence consciousness when in close interactions of praise appears unlimited but when questioned, initially one may react and challenge those questionings and sooner or later as the questioning toughens, one may feel an imminent threat and would many times withdraw from the active field itself..

Here a blogger too is no exception and unless the blogger is sure of certain preparedness of facing the threat, he/she

  • Should be careful in safeguarding the basic self interests and accordingly alone express thru' the blogging platform!
Thus as every blogger tries to speak/write on his/her topic, sure that blogging

Does justice to the active blogging platform,
Takes care of the blogger's decent living and
Protects him/her from physical threats too!

Finally, that sacred activity settles at the point of a certain communication in the world where in the Saying Viz.,


Meaning.. In this world,

'The Speaker is a wonder and the Listener too a wonder!'

Remains truly upheld!

The Post is written in line with the this week's INdiSpire Prompt Is it correct to always convert a passion into a profession? Does this destroy the essence of blogging? Must earning money be the final aim of blogging? #EarnThroughBlogging



  1. An enlightening post 👍 Sir. Very well written 👍 Thanks for sharing 🙂

  2. True... the speaker is a wonder and the listener too is a wonder. So a writer is a wonder and the reader too is a wonder. However, what do the slokas have to say about the wonder of earning money, sir?

    Arvind Passey

    1. Right question on the Post, Arvind.. But the answer is very much there in the sloka of Srimad Bhagavad Gita mentioned itself.. ‘Saha Yagna………’

      The Sloka says that all living beings need to necessarily do work to maintain their bodies in trim condition as well as to satisfy their desires in life. The lower end of this is nothing but doing the basic work progressively rising to the expanded works where in more people around are taken care thru’ the returns of that work i.e., thru’ certain sacrifice and finally rises to the higher end where that sacrifice rises endlessly for the sake of humanity at large, the whole being covered as ‘work to sacrifice’ in the sloka.

      A blogger too is part and parcel of the Creation in the Universe and hence he/she necessarily had to earn in this life at a decent level to make a living.

      Here, there are 2 ways of doing this.

      One is.. Earning thru’ own writings/sayings and
      The other.. Earning thru’ another skill..

      Whatever it be, ultimately making these monies is a must in our life. If the blogger is able earn thru’ his/her writings, that sure is the best way because he/she is truly devoting all the time for the basic expression of blogging.

      I don’t know whether I made my point clear here but the ultimate message is..

      Any earning becomes whole alone, it can never be part and when I thus work under my employer, I necessarily have to listen and do what I am asked and nothing less of it. When I earn thru’ my blogging too, there is no exception here and I need to deliver what my employer wants..

      Thus, a blogger too need to earn at a decent level to sustain himself/herself and make a living and there the earnings needn’t be stopped but the returns if wished so, can progressively be utilized for taking care of people around in parallel and here to earn at that level, a blogger has to listen indirectly to what his/her pay master says..

      Thanks for a good comment on the Post!