Introducing Spirituality at Workplace Swami Ishwarananda (Chinmaya Mission)
Sattvik Noble , Man of Perfection, incarnation of Love & Compassion Rajasik Aggressive , full of selfish drive, prone to active life Tamasik Lazy , sensuous, inactive Assertive , Stands for Principles & Values S R T Simple minded , lacks worldly expe-rience Commoner , no guidance, prone to influences Opportunist , wants others to work for him – prone to violence Personality Types Enlightened Soul Noble Leader with Vision Learner Commercial Businessman Political Leader Criminals, Law-breaker Trainee S+R R+T S+T S+R+T
INTENTIONS THOUGHTS ACTIONS REACTIONS Impressions are the basic inclinations. They give birth to intentions Intentions trigger thoughts Thoughts lead to actions. Quality of thoughts decide quality of actions The way we meet the results is the reaction Reactions get stored in our psyche, results in shaping the personality IMPRESSIONS Spiritual values to be embedded here Change of Attitude Improving the quality Reorganizing the priorities Broader vision and Selflessness
Training with compassion Insecurity, hatred, restlessness Stress, Loneliness, poor health and disharmony with others. Goodwill, Peace-of-mind, Security, Caring and harmonious relationship. Outcome Insecure, attached to status and authority Attached to work and results Detached, dedicated to work Philosophy at work Prejudiced. Professional. Never involves in others’ emotions & feelings Participates in others’ life – shares ideas, feelings and emotions Relationship with others Based on one’s own pet preferences. Based on contribution to earlier accomplishments Based on willingness to work and capabilities Distribution of authority Never Stays behind and make others take risk. Runs forward to take risk and protects others Risk taking Careless and finds fault with others Careful and dominates in all aspects of work Considerate and always attempts to make everyone participate Attitude at work Ego-centered, Works out of need to survive Selfish, Works under compulsion, Quantity-conscious Selfless, Works out of compassion, Quality- conscious Intention of work Opportunist Aggressive Assertive Personality Type->
Performance with Detachment A detached performer identifies with ‘accomplishment’ and not with what is accomplished.
Gita’s guidance <ul><li>In this (Detached performance) there is no loss of effort, nor is there any harm (contrary result). Even a little performance protects one from great fear. </li></ul>You can choose your action. You cannot choose the result of action. You can choose your reaction. May you not be without action. The essence of Karma Yoga Philosophy @ Work
Intention @ work Human mind is like a parachute. It works better when it is open! Often Ask to yourself: What am I doing? Why am I doing? How am I doing? Is it related to what I would like to achieve? Can I delegate this to Someone? Can I do something differently without disturbing the Output?
Leading by living Whatever a great man does, that other men also imitate; whatever he sets up as the standard, that the world follows. Bhagavad-Gita 3.21
How to recognize a leader? <ul><li>In his presence, others feel an urge to follow him. </li></ul><ul><li>Ready to accomplish some goal under his directions. </li></ul><ul><li>A leader stimulates, motivates and inspires to follow. </li></ul><ul><li>He does ordinary things extra-ordinarily. </li></ul><ul><li>He is part of the group he leads and does not remote-control. </li></ul><ul><li>He finds ideas by discussing with his group </li></ul>
Noble Intention <ul><li>Action creates external result of success; intention creates internal result of peace. </li></ul><ul><li>Action without noble intention does not lead to spiritual growth. Intentions are shaped by values. </li></ul><ul><li>20 noble Values: </li></ul>Absence of Pride Absence of Pretension Non-violence Forgiveness Straightforwardness Service to Seniors Purity of motive Sustained interest Self-control Detachment Absence of Arrogance Mature vision of life Non-Possessiveness Emotional balance Not being greedy Love for God Meditation Not being extrovert Seeking true knowledge Steadfast in wisdom
Wise v/s Otherwise! Talk about IDEAS Talk about PEOPLE Caring Attitude Respects Authority Courage of Conviction Confident Concerned about Character Assertive Willing to Learn Sensitive Solitude Discuss Discipline Internally Driven Respects Others Knows the Limit Critical Attitude Rebels Authority Goes Along to get along Confusion Concerned about Reputation Aggressive Know it all Touchy Lonely Argue Distorted sense of Freedom Externally Driven Looks down on Others Everything Goes!
Manage worries <ul><li>The longer you hold, heavier it becomes! </li></ul><ul><li>Learn to put down the burden and pick it up when you need. </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t carry the burden wherever you go. </li></ul>
Manage your leisure time <ul><li>Avoid hurry, worry and curry </li></ul>Be regular in your sleep At home, pick up phone by choice Avoid compulsive thinking Avoid compulsive eating Everyday give some time for yourself to do NOTHING!
Take care of your Balance-Sheet Our Birth is our Opening Balance Our Death is our Closing Balance Our Prejudice Views are our Liabilities Our Creative Ideas/ Good Deeds are our Assets Heart is our Current Asset Soul is our Fixed Assets Brain is our Fixed Deposit Thinking is our Current Account Goodwill & Achievements are our Capital Character & Morals, our Stock-in-trade BALANCE SHEET OF LIFE!
<ul><li>Friends are our General Reserves </li></ul><ul><li>Values & Behavior are our Goodwill </li></ul><ul><li>Patience is our Interest Earned </li></ul><ul><li>Love is our Dividend </li></ul><ul><li>Children are our Bonus Issues </li></ul><ul><li>Education is Brands/Patents </li></ul><ul><li>Knowledge is our Investment </li></ul><ul><li>The profit or loss is our KARMA Earned. </li></ul><ul><li>So, before the INCOME-TAX assessment (arrival of death), Balance your Sheet! </li></ul>