This week’s featured exercise is about putting into practice detachment and the waking up of consciousness in the tasks of daily living.
Original article from AncientSacredKnowledge.com
In the Bhagavad Gita, an ancient Hindu text, Krishna provides guidance to the warrior Arjuna on how to approach daily work in a spiritually-minded way.
The following passage speaks to concentrating upon what one’s doing and being in self-observation while approaching any work one may do, in order to make the most out of the various tasks to do in daily living.
“When work is done as sacred work, unselfishly, with a peaceful mind, without lust or hate, with no desire for reward, then the work is pure.
But when work is done with selfish desire, or feeling it is an effort, or thinking it is a sacrifice, then the work is impure.
And that work which is done with a confused mind, without considering what may follow, or one’s own powers, or the harm done to others, or one’s own loss, is work of darkness.”
– The Bhagavad Gita, Chapter 18, Verses 23-25.