October 25, 2011
Do What You Have To Do Without Attachment
The wise one constantly lives in awareness of the basic unity of existence, free from the delusion of separateness.
Underlying the outer differences is the unity of the Spirit. Grief and delusion come as a result of identification with the body, mind and intellect - the little self. The moment you look at things from a personal angle there is sorrow. View the same thing from a larger perspective and peace prevails.
The real you, never dies. Even the mind and intellect do not perish. All that happens at death is that you leave behind the body and environment that no longer meet with your needs and move to another body and circumstances that are more suited for the fulfilment of your desires. Just as a man gives up tattered clothes to don new ones, so too, death is movement to the next phase of one's life journey.
Everything around us changes. One who is not troubled by these fluctuations and remains steady, equal to joy and sorrow, is fit for Immortality. The world is a roller-coaster ride. It is in a constant churn. It is a mix of pairs of opposites and is unpredictable. In the midst of this cycle of birth and death it is your duty to act. There is nothing more sacred than a righteous cause. You are fortunate to have such an opportunity that is a win-win situation. If victorious you will gain the kingdom. If you die you will attain heaven.
There is perfection in you. Just get rid of your worries and anxieties, fears and apprehensions. Focus on action. Perform it wholeheartedly, with sincerity and dedication. Success will follow. Work well done is in itself joyous. Action consecrated to a higher ideal is worship. You evolve spiritually.
We are all warriors in the battle of life. Each one of us has obligations to perform. Do what you have to do, do without attachment. Your right is to action only, not to its fruit. When you are free from attachment to action and anxiety for its fruit the mind is calm and intellect, sharp and clear. The result is perfect action. Then the fruit of action - success, happiness and spiritual growth will come unsought. You will be free of sorrow and bondage of birth and death. Through meditation you will transcend delusion and move to the state of Godhood.