Gita : Ch-3. Introduction : Part-11.

Srimad Bhagavad-Gita :

Chapter-3. ( Karma-yogam)



For instance, even an ordinary fitter in a factory may not be divested of the consciousness of his organic relation with the whole setup. He is not merely doing something independently, unconscious of why he is doing it. A consciousness of unity of purpose is there even in an organisation such as a factory, a government, etc. If that consciousness of unity of purpose is not there, it is a mechanical action that is being done, and he will be suffering, crying and cursing everybody, “How long will I work?” But if he knows the output will sustain him also, he will joyously work in a family, in an organisation.

In this great world of duty, no one is exempt from action.

Na  hi  kascit  kshanamapi   jatu   tishtatyakarmakrt  (Gita 3.5);

karmanyevadhikaraste   ma   phaleshu   kadacana  (Gita 2.47).

Your duty is to act, and not to expect the fruit of an action. Here is the essence of the whole matter.

"Karmanyevadhikaraste" :  you have the right to work. You have duties, but no privileges.

You will be shocked to hear this because you feel, “Why should I work? I will get what I want at the end of the month.”

People sit outside factories, banks and offices: “I will get my salary whether I work or not.”

This attitude arises on account of not understanding the connection of your very existence in this world with the atmosphere around.
Do not go for visible satisfactions.

The Gita will tell you that immediate, visible satisfaction will be the source of sorrow afterwards. In the beginning, life looks very hard. It pricks like a thorn, but it will give you fruit. All good things look bitter in the beginning but they will yield the sweetness of honey later on, whereas all things that bind you will look like honey poured into the mouth, but later on they will strike, and you will repent for it.

To be continued