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  • Vedic Oasis for Inspiration,Vedic Oasis for Inspiration, Culture and EducationCulture and Education
  • Bhagavad gita &Bhagavad gita & Art of WorkArt of Work
  • Based on the teaching ofBased on the teaching of His Divine GraceHis Divine Grace A.C.BhaktivedantaA.C.Bhaktivedanta Swami PrabhupadaSwami Prabhupada View slide
  • Before learning about WORK, Let us learn the Proper world-view View slide
  • Let us take a look at our own livesLet us take a look at our own lives
  • Skyscraper Buildings Western countries have reached summit of material advancement
  • Education and ResearchEducation and Research
  • Latest TechnologyLatest Technology
  • Do we have toDo we have to Pay a Price?Pay a Price?
  • Insecurity Sleep Deprivation No Trust!
  • Workaholic Stress
  • Constant Boredom Ever-increasing Diseases
  • Myth of saving TimeMyth of saving Time
  • Modern way of living COMFORTABLY MISERABLE
  • Modern way of life provides us :Modern way of life provides us : ComfortsComforts NOTNOT HappinessHappiness MedicinesMedicines NOTNOT HealthHealth CosmeticsCosmetics NOTNOT YouthYouth EntertainmentEntertainment NOTNOT Peace of MindPeace of Mind Life Support SystemsLife Support Systems NOTNOT LIFELIFE
  • Intelligent InquiriesIntelligent Inquiries • Who am I? • Where from did I come? • Where will I go after death? • Why am I suffering?
  • In what way is human being superior to Animals?
  • In the four habits of eating, sleeping, • Animals have Rational power and Intelligence. • Animals are better than human beings in many respects.
  • Ahara nidra bhaya maithunam ca Samanyam etad pashubhir naranam Dharmo ‘hi tesham adhiko vishesho Dharmena heena pashubhir samanam Mahabharata Eating, Sleeping, Mating and defending is Common to humans and animals. What Distinguishes them is ‘Dharma’ or the ‘life according to Laws of God’. - Mahabharata
  • GOVERNMENT OF ANY COUNTRY 1 Home Ministry (Law and order) 2 Supplying medicines for diseases 3 Industrial and domestic water needs supply by Municipality 4 Ministry of Social Welfare (Supply of food grains, vegetable, milk) 5 Ministry of Energy (Electricity and Lighting) 6 Finance Ministry (Currency or wealth) 7 Health Ministry (Hygiene and sanitation) 8 Defense Ministry (Protection from dangers) 9 Education Ministry (Education for citizens) 10 Reward for best citizens Illicit sex – AIDS, Smoking-Cancer Drinking-Liver problem, tobacco-bronchitis, Law of Karma Ayurvedic herbs, Naturopathy, Go-Ark etc Ocean water is salty. Sun evaporates it, produces clouds and rains to yield potable water Air, water, grains, milk – all supplied through Nature; If Nature is mother, then God is Father. Sun and Moon Gold, silver, nava ratnas, diamonds etc Sun and rain keep cleanliness, Pigs, fishes eat stool, Favorable bacteria Ozonosphere protects living beings on earth, Immunity in body, blood clotting to prevent bleeding Vedas, Bible, Quran Benefits of Yoga, Meditation etc, Heaven and Spiritual world for those who follow God’s laws and scriptures UNIVERSAL GOVERNMENT
  • na tad bhäsayate süryo na çaçäìko na pävakaù yad gatvä na nivartante tad dhäma paramaà mama TRANSLATION That supreme abode of Mine is not illumined by the sun or moon, nor by fire or electricity. Those who reach it never return to this material world. Spiritual world
  • What is Life?What is Life?
  • What is Death?What is Death? No One Likes Dead BodyNo One Likes Dead Body -- We Bury It or Burn itWe Bury It or Burn it Where is the Active Force?Where is the Active Force?
  • The so-called beautiful body, dwindles and dies; But the soul within the body never dies.
  • Is MatterIs Matter Conscious?Conscious? Does it haveDoes it have DESIRE?DESIRE? Does itDoes it FEEL?FEEL? Does it haveDoes it have WILL?WILL?
  • Material View Point We are bodies made up of matterWe are bodies made up of matter Everything is finished at death.Everything is finished at death.
  • Spiritual View Point We are not the material body, butWe are not the material body, but WeWe’’re spirit soul, encaged in the material body.re spirit soul, encaged in the material body. We do not die when material body stops to function.We do not die when material body stops to function.
  • Lord Sri Krishna instructs …
  • Who am I ? Am I this temporary body which is a bag of flesh and bones?
  • 6 Changes Effected By Time6 Changes Effected By Time
  • BirthBirth GrowthGrowth SustenanceSustenance OffspringOffspring DwindlesDwindles DeathDeath
  • The BODY and SOUL are distinct just as The bird and the cage are distinct The driver and the car are distinct
  • Thus you are the SOUL. Your body is just like a shirt.
  • REINCARNATIONREINCARNATION
  • Soul changing bodies after Death
  • Art of WorkArt of Work
  • TYPES OF KARMATYPES OF KARMA vikarmavikarma karmakarma akarmaakarma Work performed against scripturalWork performed against scriptural directionsdirections-- Sinful Activities.Sinful Activities. Work for which one incurs subsequentWork for which one incurs subsequent reactionsreactions –– Material ActivitiesMaterial Activities Devotional Activity for which oneDevotional Activity for which one suffers no reactionssuffers no reactions –– NonNon--ActionAction
  • Some are born Fabulously Rich
  • Some are born Wretchedly Poor
  • Some are born Handsome
  • Some are born Ugly
  • Some are born Healthy & Strong
  • Some are born Weak & Handicapped
  • Some are born To Rich Parents
  • Some are born Impoverished
  • But who is witnessing our activities?
  • The Lord is seated in our heart as the Parmatma as a witness to our activities.
  • Lord Kåñëa says in the Bhagavad-gétä (8.6), yaà yaà väpi smaran bhävaà tyajaty ante kalevaram taà tam evaiti kaunteya sadä tad-bhäva-bhävitaù
  • Lord Kåñëa says in the Bhagavad-gétä (8.6), “Whatever state of being one remembers when he quits his body, O son of Kunté, that state he will attain without fail.”
  • BearBear
  • TreeTree
  • In human form of life we have got developed intelligence to discriminate and lead responsible lives.
  • If we engage in sinful activities of
  • …which are known as the four pillars of sinful life… Illicit Sex Meat Eating Gambling Intoxication
  • …we will suffer… … KARMIC Reactions
  • …and degrade to lower life forms.
  • If we lead responsible lives following religious principles & practicing …
  • Austerity
  • Sacrifice
  • Cultivation of Knowledge
  • Associating with Saintly Persons
  • We elevate gradually to the kingdom of God.
  • Higher PlanetaryHigher Planetary SystemsSystems Lower PlanetaryLower Planetary SystemsSystems Middle PlanetaryMiddle Planetary SystemsSystems
  • SPIRITUAL WORLD or VAIKUNTHA is beyond Heaven and Hell and all Material universes
  • Lord Sri Krishna said : I am the source of all spiritual and material worlds.
  • Everything emanates from Me.
  • The wise who perfectly know this engage in My devotional service
  • and worship Me with all their hearts.
  • The thoughts of My pure devotees dwell in Me
  • their lives are fully devoted to My service
  • they derive great satisfaction and blissfrom always enlightening one another
  • and conversing about Me.
  • To those who are constantly devoted to serving Me with love,
  • I give the understanding by which they can come to Me.
  • ART OFART OF WORKWORK
  • Art of performing Holy Work karmaëy evädhikäras te mä phaleñu kadäcana mä karma-phala-hetur bhür mä te saìgo 'stv akarmaëi You have a right to perform your prescribed duty, but you are not entitled to the fruits of action. Never consider yourself the cause of the results of your activities, and never be attached to not doing your duty. (Bhagavad gita 2.47)
  • Art of performing Holy Work You have a right to perform your prescribed duty, but you are not entitled to the fruits of action. (example) CARPENTER Lesson 1 : Everything is owned and controlled by God. Thank Him by Offering the results of your work to God - Food, Time, Money, Energy
  • No one can manufacture anything. All eatables include grains, fruits, vegetables, milk, sugar, etc. Everything is supplied by God.
  • The necessities of life – Heat, sunlight, moonlight, air, rainfall, etc., —none of them can be manufactured by the human society.
  • Art of performing Holy Work Never consider yourself the cause of the results of your activities. (example) FARMER & GOD Lesson 2 : Everything is NOT in our hands. We can endeavor, but God has to give the results. So DO YOUR BEST & LEAVE THE REST TO GOD.
  • Do your best & Leave the rest We are not in control of things in this world. God is in control. Who helps our body to grow in mother’s womb? Who replaced our milk teeth by strong ones without making them all fall at the same time, but one by one ?
  • Art of performing Holy Work ‘çreyän dravya-mayäd yajïäj jïäna-yajïaù parantapa’ ‘the sacrifice performed in knowledge is better than the mere sacrifice of material possessions.’ [BG 4.33] (example) Good News & Bad News from a Pilot 3. Work with knowledge of Goal of Life – To gain release from miseries and to return back home back to Godhead. This material world is a Hospital, not a Hotel.
  • na tad bhäsayate süryo na çaçäìko na pävakaù yad gatvä na nivartante tad dhäma paramaà mama TRANSLATION That supreme abode of Mine is not illumined by the sun or moon, nor by fire or electricity. Those who reach it never return to this material world. Spiritual world
  • Paradise Lost….Paradise will be gained by your Holy Work Due to desire to enjoy independent of God, the soul is sent to this material world, which is like a prison house. JAIL
  • Individual Quiz : Fill up the blank with appropriate words based on the analogy of material world and jail : 1. Jail = ___________ 2. Jail keeper = Ans: Mayadevi 3. Food = ___________ 4. Medicine = ____________ 5. Checked shirt = ________ Where Does the Soul Come from?Where Does the Soul Come from? The soul originally belongs to the Spiritual world. There are infinite souls who are eternal servants of the Supreme Lord in the Spiritual world. The soul originally belongs to the Spiritual world. There are infinite souls who are eternal servants of the Supreme Lord in the Spiritual world. Due to envy and the desire to enjoy independent of the Supreme Lord, the soul is sent to this material world, which is like a prison house. Due to envy and the desire to enjoy independent of the Supreme Lord, the soul is sent to this material world, which is like a prison house. 6. Whips = _____________ 7. Release = ____________ 8. Stay in state = _______________ 9. Laws of state = _______________ 10. Prime minister of state = ______ Just as the fish can be happy only in the waters, similarly the soul can be happy only in the spiritual world, not in the material world With any amount of luxuries and comforts.
  • How can we become happy ? The part (finger) can become happy only by serving the whole (stomach). The soul can become happy only by serving the Supreme Lord. All the senses are nourished by feeding the stomach All the parts of the tree are nourished by watering the root
  • WE HAVE TO REVIVE OUR ETERNAL RELATIONSHIP WITH THE FATHER-GOD TO BECOME TRULY HAPPY. WE ARE LIKE THE LOST SONWE ARE LIKE THE LOST SON OF A MILLIONAIRE FATHEROF A MILLIONAIRE FATHER
  • SPIRITUAL WORLD vs. MATERIAL WORLD OUR MATERIAL BODY IS A BAD COPY OF OUR SPIRITUAL BODY The spiritual world is like a real mango tree on the bank of a river. The material world is like the perverted shadow reflection of the mango tree (upside down) in the river waters.
  • Art of performing Holy Work 4. Give up unholy professions Refrain from STRESSORS harmful to your body, mind and wellbeing Non - Veg. Intoxication Gambling Illicit Sex Meat Eggs Fish Extramarital Sex Vulgar talks Obscene Films Alcohol Tobacco Drugs Horse Race Lotteries Casino
  • TYPES OF KARMATYPES OF KARMA vikarmavikarma karmakarma akarmaakarma Breaking Laws of GodBreaking Laws of God Good Work on material platformGood Work on material platform that brings good reactionsthat brings good reactions Devotional Activity for which oneDevotional Activity for which one suffers no reactionssuffers no reactions –– NonNon--ActionAction
  • Mantra Meditation Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare Chant 5. Remember the Lord by Chanting Hare Krishna.
  • Yoga: What it actually isYoga: What it actually is -- Yoga literally means union in loveYoga literally means union in love between the soul and God.between the soul and God. Yogi is a person whose life and activitiesYogi is a person whose life and activities are oriented towards reestablishing hisare oriented towards reestablishing his relationship with God.relationship with God. Yogi could be anybodyYogi could be anybody –– Doctor, EngineerDoctor, Engineer Professor, Housewife etc.Professor, Housewife etc.
  • MAN + TRA MIND DELIVER Mind management by mantra
  • 3 8 13 18 Mantra Meditator in Alpha zone Relaxed Alert zone Active zone Drowziness zone Sleepy zone Hyperactive zone BrainWaveFrequency (cycles/sec) Mantra Meditation leads to Relaxed Alertness
  • “Everything started happening for me when I began chanting Hare Krishna.” Jean Claude Halliche Youngest Director of 3M Inc. - France (29 year old)
  • “Chanting Hare Krishna has made a tremendous impact in my life.” Albert Brush Ford Owner - Ford Motors
  • “I've been chanting Hare Krishna for many years, and I've never found anything more pleasurable. N.D. Desai Leading Indian Industrialist (Apar Limited, GE Apar Lighting, CEMA Tubes, Apar Infotech)
  • “Chanting Hare Krishna has helped me face all the ups and downs in my life with a great confidence and peace of mind.” Hrishikesh Mafatlal CEO - Mafatlal Fabrics 6. Dovetail your talents and profession and offer them in Lord’s service.
  • The Most Joyful Yoga BHAKTI YOGA
  • How to perform Work ?How to perform Work ? 1. Work with knowledge that, “Everything belongs to God”. 3. Work with knowledge of Goal of Life. 2. Work dutifully, without Greed, Do your best, leave the rest to God. 4. Give up Unholy professions.
  • How to perform Work ?How to perform Work ? 5. Try to Remember God by Chanting Hare Krishna. 6. Dovetail your talents and profession and offer them in Lord’s service. Hare Krishna ! Thank you very much ! 7. Proactive Behaviour
  • Uncontrolled mind and senses Do your Best. Tolerate all joys and sorrows and try to turn the negative situations into positive. 7. Proactive Behavior
  • Proactive and Reactive Behaviour Proactive languageReactive language There is nothing I can do. Let’s look at the alternatives. That’s just the way I am. I can choose a different approach He makes me so mad. I control my own feelings. They won’t allow that. I can create an effective presentation I can’t. I choose. I must. I prefer.
  • Circle of CONCERN and INFLUENCE Circle of influence Circle of concern
  • Circle of concern Circle of Influence Exam study Self Discipline Punctuality Sincerity Exam result I should get what I want I want a better face cut Global Competition Everyone should love me Economic Recession Government Policy WRONG Attitudes Assumptions
  • Proactive people focus their efforts in the Circle of Influence Work on things they can do something about Reactive people focus their efforts in the Circle of concern Focus on Weakness of other people, the Problems in the environment, and circumstances over which they have no control
  • Proactive Inside – Out I can BE more diligent and creative to meet with the needs of my boss…... I can BE more planned in spending my time…. I can BE more patient and respectful to my team members to get their cooperation….. Reactive Outside – In If only I HAD a boss who wasn’t such a dictator ….. If I could just HAVE more time to myself…. If only I HAD more co-operative team members …..
  • Problem Solving Problem DIRECT CONTROL Problems involving your own behavior Solution Work on improving your own habits
  • Problem Solving Problem INDIRECT CONTROL Problems involving other people’s behavior Solution Improve methods of influence; thereby increase your circle of influence ( inside-out, not outside in)
  • Problem Solving Problem NO CONTROL Problems we can do nothing about Solution Smile and learn to live with these problems
  • “ O Lord, give me the courage to change the things which can and ought to be changed, the serenity to accept the things which cannot be changed, and the wisdom to know the difference ”
  • Boost your Will power &Boost your Will power & Become a Karma yogiBecome a Karma yogi Mind Control through Mantra Meditation Sharpen Intelligence through Wisdom literature like Bhagavad gita Eager, Inquisitive & Association of saintly Eat Sattvic foods; Avoid meat, intoxicants, gambling, illicit sex Live a life in harmony with Nature & God.
  • Thank You Very Much... May Lord bless you to become free from all vices and imbibe all virtues and bringforth abundant Bliss !
  • CHANT … Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare AND BE STRESS-FREE !! MantraMantra MeditationMeditation
  • STORY OF LIQUID BEAUTY Princess Sweety
  • STORY OF LIQUID BEAUTY QUIZ : What all lessons did you learn from the story of Liquid Beauty?
  • Beauty is not in the material body which is just a bag of bones and flesh, but in the spirit soul, a part and parcel of Supremely attractive Personality of Godhead, Sri Krishna.
  • Eat, Drink & Be Merry PhysicalPhysical
  • MentalMental Music, Arts, Poetry, Sports…
  • IntellectualIntellectual Brainy GamesBrainy Games DebatesDebates WranglingWrangling……....
  • SpiritualSpiritual Praying, Yoga, Reading Scripture, Chanting…