ADVENTURES IN ADVAITA VEDANTA...


Adventures in Advaita Vedanta, the philosophy and science of spirit. We are one you and I; are you curious why?..

THE ADVENTURE

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Think It Through

Hari Om
Each 'Choose-day' we will investigate the process by which we can reassess our activity and interaction with the world of plurality and become more congruent within our personality.

An article on making decisions which mean something in life…

Be clear about the GOAL of every action. Most are vague or confused about this and have given little thought to it or have superficial goals.

A young boy was asked why he went to college. He said, “Without a degree, no girl will marry me!” Another was asked why he got married. He replied, “I am not sure. One day I suddenly found myself married!”

After the event, we search for the purpose.

For life to be successful and joyful, we must have an inspiring and successful goal. The immediate goal should be geared to something more lasting …more permanent.

Short term needs must lead to the fulfilment of long-term goals.

EXAMPLE… 
Immediate Goal: A student studies well to join a medical school. Long-Term Goal: In order to serve humanity. Those whose immediate goal of having fun becomes their only long-term and ultimate goal will find that their pleasures end in pressures…

Blood pressure
Family pressure
Economic pressure

Life only taken as a permit for licentious living, or pleasure seeking, without family or social responsibility, cannot be happy or fulfilling.

Only when geared to something inspiring and permanent, Will it bring -
Stability
Peace
Growth
Happiness

We can work hard to achieve the immediate goals of -
Material Prosperity
Comfort
Name, Fame or Power

However, the purpose of wealth should not be merely for your own pleasure and prosperity. It should be used to serve others in any capacity possible. Do not only think how much your profession can benefit you but think how you can contribute to the profession. You can serve others through that profession.

A still higher attitude is that you choose to make your work worship to the Lord.


by Swami Tejomayananda


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