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Never Abandon Your Duty; Doing Duties, Experience Bliss (July 1, 2008)

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    1st June, 2008, Tuesday Aashaad Krishna Trayodashi, Vikram Samvat 2065, Mangalvar With reference to enlightened souls that have attained perfection through the
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      1st June, 2008, Tuesday
      Aashaad Krishna Trayodashi, Vikram Samvat 2065, Mangalvar

      With reference to enlightened souls that have attained perfection
      through the Discipline of Action, God declares in Gita 3:17-18 that
      there is no duty for an enlightened soul, as his delight,
      satisfaction and contentment is in his own self. Such a soul has
      nothing to do with the performance or non-performance of actions in
      this world, and he has no relation with anyone that is due to
      selfishness. Inspite of that, that great soul, continues to perform
      actions for the welfare of the world.

      Similarly God declares for Himself that there is nothing that is to
      be done by Him, yet He remains engaged in action for the welfare of
      the world. It means that an enlightened soul has oneness with God
      (Gita 14:2) and just as God plays the exemplary role in the three
      worlds, (Gita 3:23, Gita 4:11), similarly an enlightened soul is
      also the exemplary role model in this world (Gita 3:25).

      In Gita 3:22 God uses the term "Varta eva ca karmaani", "Eva"
      meaning that He performs duties (actions) enthusiastically,
      promptly, carefully, thoroughly, and without being lazy. "I neither
      abandon my duties, nor am I indifferent to them."

      Just as the compartments of a train, being connected to the engine,
      follow the engine, similarly, God, Saints, and Great Souls (those
      that have no desire to do or to attain something), perform their
      duty, by which other people follow them. In many men, there is
      desire to do and to acquire something or the other. By performing
      one's duties, without expecting any reward, these desires can go
      away. If God and the Saints did not perform their duty, then other
      people will also not do their duty, whereby they will become
      indolent and negligent and begin to engage in forbidden actions !
      Then how will their desires go away. It is for this reason that
      duty is automatically and naturally taking place through God and
      Saints for the welfare of humanity.

      At all times God remains engrossed and devoted to His duties.
      Therefore devoted aspirants must never abandon their duties. By
      performing their duties regularly and at all times, they will
      easily experience the bliss of God or God Realization.

      From "The Bhagavad Gita - Sadhak Sanjivani" in Gita 3:22, in Hindi
      pg 191, in English pg 333 by Swami Ramsukhdasji

      Ram Ram

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