We have come for some days to play. The body is temporary. We are actors and we are paid according to our performances. Play your part well in the Vraja Leela, God’s Play of Love, shaking off desires and obsessions. Our duty is to watch His Leela as passive witnesses. Be always in a state of svabhava, the natural state of Oneness with Him, free of all sense of want.
You are here to relish His rasa , to experience God’s Love, to taste His Vraja Leela. This Leela is symbolised by union, moving to and fro between the opposite poles like a pendulum, the characteristic of duality and mental function. It is a stage where we are to enact our respective roles for a stipulated period of time.
Duty is the first thing. Duty is karma or work. Perform your actions with sincerity and honesty. You must act. There is no knowledge without karma . You are seeing, hearing, eating something... all this is karma , and this karma is knowledge.
Whatever you do is karma . Actions and reactions in the mind lead to one’s activity. Let the fruit of action be decided and bestowed by Him because the result comes from Him. You cannot undertake any work without a pragmatic end in view. So, you have to do your work, but without any desire for the results. No sooner has the work been finished then the attachment evaporates. That should be the attitude.
Work is worship when the sole frame of reference is the Soul, the vibrant Mahanam, God’s Name within your heart. Every bit of work is worship. But the moment any kind of work grips your consciousness as the one thing indispensable and it stems the tide of your life, it is invested with multiple nuances and drives your ego. It lacks spirituality. In the body of a person resides Govinda or Supreme Truth, so the body is to be treated as His temple and taken care of. Eat, drink, do everything, but remember Him, residing in you. To move according to nature is the only safe course.
You have come here to do all sorts of acting. You are a guest. Your body is a temporary place to enjoy God in Maya , the creative force of God, which manifests in ever-changing nature...
My body is an ashram, the temple of God, a temporary place to enjoy Him in Prakriti or Nature and it is God’s Grace. We have come with mind, senses, desires and attachments. We shall have to give something to them. If you stop everything, they will revolt.
The object of our being born on earth is to relish the joy of God’s love. It is human tendency to act under compulsion of innumerable temptations and attachments. But even being involved in all this, human birth is a blessing. How ineffably is this world filled with beauty and flavour! We have come to experience it. However, we have become otherwise engaged. Be always with God’s Name then the objective with which you have come here will be realised.
An individual can at best put in effort, regardless of the result. Work is one’s own dharma . Work itself is sacrifice. Work is penance. God is there, ready to hold your hand and walk with you. So do not worry or be afraid. We are here to enjoy His Play, remember Him with love and remain in the natural state.
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