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AOL : Act without Expectation – It relaxes and rewards

Act without Expectation: It relaxes and rewards by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
It’s often believed that if people become spiritual and dispassionate about the outcome of their actions, they will stagnate; there will be no progress. In fact, the opposite is true. Creativity and enthusiasm can spring only when you are well rested; and you cannot rest if you are anxious about the outcome of your actions.

When we perform every action with an eye on the end result, we get lost in the end and don’t enjoy the means of getting to the end. But when we perform some actions as an expression of joy and do not bother about the result, the action itself brings fulfillment. When we act expecting joy, the action becomes inferior. For example, you want to spread happiness, but if you try to find out whether the other person has become happy, you get entangled in a vicious circle. In the process, you lose your happiness!

Anxiety about the outcome of your action is what pulls you down. At the beginning of a project if you start worrying, then your whole enthusiasm for the project gets dampened. When you are aware of your potential, just jump into action without bothering about the result. When you are in doubt, any activity you do will bring more doubts. When you have a choice, the grass on the other side will look greener and this prevents you from enjoying what you have in your hand. When you are bothered by a choice, relax.

The choice is never between good and bad; it’s always between bad and worse or good and better. Choices bring conflict and there is freedom in ‘choicelessness’. How can you be centred when there is conflict? There is a Chinese saying: that when you are in doubt, take a pillow and go to bed!

In Narada Bhakti Sutras, Narada says, “Karmanyapi Sanyasyati”. Take a break, not just from activity, but also from the fruit of the activity. It will bring deep rest from doubts and conflicts. One who is not concerned about the outcome and is centered on the action, goes beyond dualities, beyond conflicts. The wise one is beyond all actions. Yet he continues to engage himself in action. You can only let go of what you have. So to let go of the fruit of action, you need to have the fruit and to have the fruit, you need to act!

This is so beautiful. If you have never acted, then how can you drop either the action or the fruit of action. So be active. Keep doing your work, and drop the fruit of action. The fruit of action is there as the motivation for you to start acting. Krishna used the fruit of action to motivate Arjuna to fight. He told Arjuna that if you die in battle, you will attain heaven and if you win, you will rule the world. Jesus did the same. When you are bogged down by laziness, you need motivation to do something and the expected fruit of action acts as the motivating factor.

But once you start acting, let go of the expected result. Just focus on the work on hand. This is the way of the wise!

- By Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

 
 

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Health Benefits of Mint Leaves

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Posted by on April 16, 2014 in food, Health and Fitness

 

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Healthy food : Berries

 

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Lyrics : Zoobi Doobi Zoobi Doobi (3 idiots)

Gungunaati Hai Yeh Hawaayein, Gungunaata Hai Gagan
Gaa Raha Hai Yeh Saara Aalam, Zoobi Doobi Parampam
Zoobi Doobi Zoobi Doobi Pampaara Zoobi Doobi Parampam
Zoobi Doobi Zoobi Doobi Naache Kyun Paagal Stupid Mann… (2)

Shaakhon Pe Patte Ga Rahe Hain, Phulon Pe Bhanware Ga Rahe
Deewaani Kirane Ga Rahi Hai, Yeh Panchchhi Ga Rahe

O O O Bagiya Mein Do Phulon Ki Ho Rahi Hai Guftgu
Jaisa Filmon Mein Hota Hai Ho Raha Hai Hubahu
Zoobi Doobi Zoobi Doobi Pampaara Zoobi Doobi Parampam
Zoobi Doobi Zoobi Doobi Naache Kyun Paagal Stupid Mann… (2)

Haan Rimjhim Rimjhim Rimjhim San San San San Hawa
Tip Tip Tip Tip Bunde Gurrate Bijaliya
Bheegi Bheegi Saari Mein Yuun Thumake Lagaati Tu
Jaisa Filmon Mein Hota Hai Ho Raha Hai Hubahu
Zoobi Doobi Zoobi Doobi Pampaara Zoobi Doobi Parampam
Zoobi Doobi Zoobi Doobi Naache Kyun Paagal Stupid Mann… (2)

Ambar Ka Chaand Jamin Par Itaraake Ga Raha
Ik Tim Tim Tuta Taara Aur Ithalaake Ga Raha
Hai Raatein Akeli Tanaha Mujhe Chhu Le Aake Tu
Jaisa Filmon Mein Hota Hai Ho Raha Hai Hubahu
Zoobi Doobi Zoobi Doobi Pampaara Zoobi Doobi Parampam
Zoobi Doobi Zoobi Doobi Naache Kyun Paagal Stupid Mann… (2)

Zoobi Doobi Doobi O Doobi Paagal Stupid Mann Pamaparara
Zoobi Doobi Zoobi Doobi Pamapara Paagal Stupid Mann

 
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Posted by on April 15, 2014 in Lyrics

 

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Lyrics : Radhe Radhe Man Bole (AOL Bhajan)

Radhe Radhe Man Bole, Man Mein Amrit Ras Ghole (2)
Tu Hi Meri Aradhana, Prem Mayi Hai Tu Sadhana (2)
Tu Jo Ghoonghat Pat Khole, Man Mein Amrit Ras Ghole
Radhe Radhe . . .

Bansi Ka Har Raag Hai Tu Hi, Jeevan ka Anurag Hai Tu Hi
Tere Naino Ki Meena Ka, Le Kar Mera Mor Mukut
Ye Sang Pavan Ke Dole, Man Mein Amrit Ras Ghole
Radhe Radhe……

Teri Meri Preet Hai Anupam, Jaise Pani Aur Ho Chandan
Tere Rang Mein Mai Pitambar, Ban Jaoon Aur Ye Jeevan Sang Tere Hole
Man mein Amrit Ras Ghole
Radhe Radhe . . .

Jeevan Mein Phir Kya Baadha Hai, Sang Jo Mere Tu Radha Hai
Nirdhan Ka Tu Dhan Hai Radha, Prem Ke Is Anmol Ratan Ko Kaun Tula Mein Tole
Man Mein Amrit Ras Ghole
Radhe Radhe . . .

 
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Posted by on April 15, 2014 in Art of living, Lyrics

 

Meditation answers questions

Any question you have can be answered during your meditation or at the end of your meditation. If you go deep within, you are bound to get an answer. But when you get an answer, you have to determine whether it is coming from the soul or from the mind. If it comes from the heart or the soul, then you will feel a sense of relief and peace. At that time no contradictory thought will come to negate the answer. But if the answer does not come from the heart or the soul, then the mind will come to the fore and contradict the idea you have received.

Messages that come from the mind will have no certainty in them. This moment the mind tells you one thing; the next moment the mind tells you something else. ’1′his moment your mind will tell you that I am a very good man; the next moment your mind will say, “No, he is very bad.” But the heart always offers the same message. When you sit down to meditate in the morning, it gives one message. In the evening when you meditate, you will get the same message from the heart.

If you get an inner message to see somebody-let us say your boss-you will simply go and sec that person. But if the message comes from the mind, before you see him there will be many questions in your mind. Then, if you finally do sec him and the result does not come out according to your satisfaction, you will curse yourself and say, “No, it was not the right thing to do. I got the wrong message.”

But if the message comes from the soul, you will have tremendous conviction, and you will take both success and failure with equal satisfaction. While you are executing the message, you will not expect anything in your own way; you will not expect that your boss will be pleased with you or will do something for you. You will just do it, and whether the result comes in the form of success or failure, you will feel that you have done the right thing.

 
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Posted by on April 13, 2014 in Meditation

 

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success is an ICEBERG

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Posted by on April 5, 2014 in Leadership, motivation

 

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